BrightPath Mansfield Child Care Center

"High-quality center with an impressive staff and director team.  The center is always clean, and I know the children are safe and well-loved!" - Amber S

Welcome to BrightPath Mansfield Child Care, located in the center of Storrs Center, a lively hub of restaurants, shops, offices, and homes. Formerly known as Educational Playcare Storrs, our newly built daycare center is designed to provide top-quality child care for families living or working in the area. Our location is perfect for engaging with the vibrant community and participating in its numerous events throughout the year.BrightPath Mansfield offers convenient parking options with several spaces directly outside our doors and additional parking available in a nearby garage. The first 30 minutes of parking outside the center is free, and the garage offers up to two hours of free parking, making drop-offs and pickups easy for busy parents.Our facility is state-of-the-art, built from

Center Programs



(6 weeks to 12 months)

Our program nurtures recognition of familiar figures, motor skill development, and sensory exploration, among other enriching experiences.



(12 months to 33 months)

Our program encourages exploration, physical development, and communication to foster independence and emotional growth.



(33 months to 4.75 years)

We nurture preschoolers with theme-based, interactive learning and cultivate creativity, problem-solving, and independence through hands-on experiences.

Tuition and Openings at BrightPath Mansfield

Center Offerings

CT Care for Kids
Healthy Meals & Snacks
Dance & Movement
Qualified Educators
Natural Playground

Our center proudly accepts CT Care for Kids. Our Center Director can provide more information regarding financial assistance and they can assist you with the process as well.

Our Yoga program enriches our preschool curriculum, fostering young minds and bodies for lifelong mental and physical well-being through fun, themed sessions.

All BrightPath centers are completely nut-free, and we work with families with children who have other food sensitivities and allergies to ensure their safety and well-being.

Our dance programs blend solid technique with fun and creative choreography, fostering both technical skill and expressive, individualistic style in our little ones.

Our music program offers a researched, systematic approach to nurturing children's social skills and musical development, including singing in tune and rhythmic coordination.

Our Educators are passionate about delivering early years education that empowers and inspires children to create their futures.

Explore and learn with our natural playgrounds, where adventure meets education in a landscape of fun.

Conveniently nestled amidst ample parking, our center ensures stress-free drop-offs and pickups for our valued families.

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Center Director

Before joining BrightPath, Catherine Schaefer worked as the Director of another childcare center. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from Eastern Connecticut State University and she also has a CDA.

Catherine has been in the field of early childhood educational since 1999. She started her career as a preschool teacher and worked her way through different management roles to the position of Director. Catherine loves playing with the children and getting to know each family. She considers

Portrait of the BrightPath Mansfield  Director
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