BrightPath Newtown Child Care Center

"We love BrightPath daycare. Educators are great, very professional and responsible." - Margaryta Terentyeva

BrightPath Newtown Child Care Center, formerly known as Educational Playcare Newtown, is your premier daycare Newtown, CT destination, conveniently situated at 2 Saw Mill Road, just a mile away from exit 9 off of I-84. Our Newtown daycare provides an exceptional child care environment, encouraging children to explore, learn, and thrive both indoors and outdoors.

At our early learning center, we are dedicated to nurturing the development of children from 6 weeks to 12 years old, accommodating up to 285 children. Our state-of-the-art daycare center blends child-led programming and an award-winning curriculum to meet the critical cognitive, social, and physical needs of your child. Located in Newtown, our center boasts spacious, well-lit classrooms adorned with vibrant interior features. Enveloping our facility, you'll find expansive playgrounds, offering ample room for outdoor play and the development of essential motor skills. At present, our transport offerings are specifically provided for students attending Head O’Meadow school, guaranteeing a secure and efficient travel experience for our young learners. Discover the best in Newtown daycare at BrightPath.

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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)

Tutition and Openings at BrightPath Newtown

Center Offerings

Healthy Meals & Snacks
Qualified Educators
Dance & Movement
Natural Playground

Our Center Directors can provide more information regarding financial assistance and they can assist you with the process as well.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Center Director

Patti Dattilo has been working in the field of Early Childhood Education since 1984. She began as a volunteer at Greenwich Hospital’s Childcare program with preschool-aged children. She has spent most of her teaching time with infants and toddlers. Patti has been a Director or Assistant Director for over 18 years.

Patti studied early childhood education at Norwalk Community College and obtained her CDA. She is currently continuing her education at Charter Oak College and would like to continue

Portrait of the BrightPath Newtown  Director
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