In April of 2018, we opened a new state-of-the-art school in Ellington at 137 West Road. Our Ellington school reflects all of the positive components we have learned about early childhood education over more than 30 years of providing exceptional child care services. Our center in Ellington is a beautiful facility with oversized classrooms. The center also offers plenty of free parking spaces for parents for easy drop-off and pick-up. The classrooms benefit from wonderful natural lighting and colorful interior features. Surrounding the building are spacious playgrounds, providing the children with ample space to enjoy the outdoors while developing their large muscle skills.

Center Information

  • Address: 137 West Road Ellington, CT 06029
  • Hours: 6:30 am – 6 pm
  • Phone Number: 1.860.580.5353
  • Email: ellington@brightpathkids.com
  • Status: Licensed & Accredited
  • Licensed Capacity: 228

Center Programs


(6 weeks to 12 months)


(12 months to 33 months)


(33 months to 4.75 years)

Before & After
School Care

(5.75 years to 12 years

Center Director

Tracey Tomlinson, Director (Ellington)

Tracey has been in field of early childhood education since 1984 and she has been with Educational Playcare since 2004. Before overseeing our school in Ellington, Tracey was the Director of our school in Windsor for 11 years. Prior to joining us, she worked in various childcare management capacities for over 20 years. She holds a degree in Early Childhood Education from Seneca College in Ontario, Canada.

Tracey is devoted to her two children, her husband, and their two dogs. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, cooking, and interior decorating.

“I was raised by educators and they instilled in me the importance of a good education. I have a passion for caring for children. I discovered that children who were educated in a loving manner would flourish.”

Center Offerings

Healthy Meals & Snacks
Qualified Educators
Dance & Movement
Natural Playground

We’d love for you to join our family at BrightPath US

Book a Tour

Zoom Tours

If you are scheduling a zoom tour, our team will reach out prior to your time to provide you with the Zoom meeting link.

Inquire Online

Latest Blog Posts

How to Be Mindful this Holiday Season
A family with young children enjoying mindful time together over the Holidays.

How to Be Mindful this Holiday Season

Nov 18, 2022 2 min
Building Emotional Wellness: How to Support Your Family’s Well-Being
A family enjoying time together to increase their emotional wellness.

Building Emotional Wellness: How to Support Your Family’s Well-Being

Nov 4, 2022 3 min
50 Spook-tacular Halloween Activities for Kids and Adults
Children enjoying fun Halloween activities for families.

50 Spook-tacular Halloween Activities for Kids and Adults

Oct 21, 2022 1 min
BrightPath is on The Preschool Podcast!
A mother and her preschool age child

BrightPath is on The Preschool Podcast!

Oct 4, 2022 1 min

Keep up-to-date with our latest blog posts
Sign up for our newsletter