Flexible child care that fits your schedule

Bright Start Child Care Center offers a developmentally appropriate early learning environment where children come to play and learn in a safe, inclusive setting. We offer flexible scheduling where some children attend as little as one day a week and others attend full time five days per week. The church provides the facilities at no charge to enable Bright Start to offer tuition assistance to families who are income eligible.

About Us

We operate as a non-sectarian, non-profit child care center under the auspices of the Mid-Coast Presbyterian Church but with a separate Board of Directors and budget.

Sam Benner
Sam BennerDirector
Crissy ProvencalHead Teacher
Jill Gagne
Jill GagneTeacher
Liz BoisTeacher
Bri ArnoldTeacher

Our Programs

We provide a preschool module during the morning hours with daily activities including creative art, music, dramatic play, beginning math and science concepts, block building, play in the sand and water, early learning concepts and skills with lots of fun and laughter. Ours is a very open-ended curriculum which allows teachers to expand upon themes and activities depending on the children and their level of skill and development.  Large muscle and outdoor play is included each day. We provide rest time and snacks.

Children join the group where they fit best and where they can be successful in the activities planned.  During the school year we plan for a theme each week with corresponding activities.  Many of the themes follow the normal progression of seasons and holidays.  We can adjust and alter themes based on the children’s interest and needs.  We also try to individualize whenever possible.


Younger Group

  • Ages 2 ½ to 3 ½

  • Monday – Friday


Older Group

  • Ages 4 to pre-K

  • Monday – Friday


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Hours of Operation
7am to 5pm

84 Main Street
Topsham, ME  04086
(within the Mid-Coast Presbyterian Church)

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