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right Ideas Preschool is an independent early childhood center serving children six weeks to five years old. We have six classrooms: Infants, Yearlings, Toddler 1, Toddler 2, Preschool and PreK.  Our programs provide a warm, loving environment that inspires independent thinking, creative expression and personal excellence. Our small class size and experienced teachers provide a childhood experience that is challenging yet playful. At Bright Ideas, children believe learning is fun!

Welcome

Thank you for considering Bright Ideas for your child. I am confident you will find our early childhood program to be a perfect balance between fostering a playful childhood and offering an enriching start to academics.

Bright Ideas was opened in 1991 motivated by the need to provide a positive early childhood experience.  I joined the staff in 1997 and served as the Assistant Director for many years before purchasing the preschool in 2018 with my husband, Keith.  At Bright Ideas I keep the class sizes small and the curriculum challenging, creative and unique. The curriculum is aligned with the expectations defined by the Rhode Island Early Learning and Development Standards (RIELDS) and was written to provide children a blend of academics in a setting which encourages individuality, creativity, success and a love for school.

I am fortunate to have a dedicated and experienced faculty who can implement this approach.

Shannon Kelley 
Owner/Director Bright Ideas Preschool

History

Located in Middletown, Rhode Island, Bright Ideas Preschool is an independent early childhood center for children ages six weeks to five years old. It is was founded by Maureen (“Meme”) Greichen Kielbasa in 1991 and is now privately owned by Shannon and Keith Kelley since 2018. Shannon has been with the school since 1997 and served as the Assistant Director for many years before becoming the owner. Since being founded, the program and facilities have been continually expanded and improved to better serve the needs of our children.

Bright Ideas carries a rich history in progressive early childhood education. The school enrolls approximately 100 students from southern Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts (primarily Newport County). Over the years we have savored watching many of our children arrive in diapers and leave us to enter kindergarten. It is a bittersweet pleasure.