Overview

BrightPath Manchester Early Learning & Child Care, previously Educational Playcare Manchester, is located at 452 Tolland Turnpike. Our Manchester daycare center 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 daycare center in Manchester near you is a beautiful facility with oversized classrooms. As you drive in, you will be welcomed by our colorful landscaping. 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.

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Center Information

  • Address: 452 Tolland Turnpike Manchester, CT 06042
  • Hours: 7 am – 6 pm
  • Phone Number: 1.860.580.5353
  • Email: manchesterct@brightpathkids.com
  • Status: Licensed & Accredited
  • Licensed Capacity: 226

Center Programs

Infant

(6 weeks to 12 months)

Toddler

(12 months to 33 months)

Pre-Schooler

(33 months to 4.75 years)

Center Director

Melissa Drasdis graduated from Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania in 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education. Prior to joining BrightPath, she worked at an Autism Support School in Pennsylvania as a Personal Care Aide and a classroom teacher. In 2015, she moved to Connecticut from Pennsylvania and joined BrightPath as a Lead Teacher and Curriculum Coordinator at our Storrs Center.

Center Offerings

Subsidy
Music
Parking
Healthy Meals & Snacks
Qualified Educators
Yoga
Dance & Movement
Natural Playground

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

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