Bright Beginnings helps children ages 2 through 5 develop emotionally, physically, and spiritually. Enrollment for fall 2018 begins in late February.

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A weekday ministry of Cypress Lake United Methodist Church, Bright Beginnings Early School is committed to the developmental needs of the young child and encourages growth in all areas: physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual — in a continuous interrelated process. As a Christian preschool, we want the children to experience what it means to be the child of a loving and dependable God. Since play is the “work” of children and the foundation of a good preschool, we recognize its value for young children.

Bright Beginnings Early School is licensed by the State of Florida Department of Children and Families (License #C2OLE7499). The school is inspected regularly by this organization. You may be assured that all of the facilities meet and, in most cases exceed, all licensing requirements.

Bright Beginnings Contact Info

Bright Beginnings Early School
(239) 433-2232 P
(239) 433-5996 F


Interim Director: Mary Lawrence


Forms and Supply Lists

2018-2019 Enrollment
(please complete all if you do not have the forms on file from last year)

Please have the Emergency Medical Treatment form notarized before turning in your paperwork.


2018 -2019 Enrollment Applications:


2018 -2019 Supply Lists:

2017-2018 Parent Handbook

(please print the last page, sign, and return to your child’s teacher)

2018-2019 Tuition

Two year olds:

  • 2 days per week  $333/month or $3333 annually   ($3163.50 if paid in full before 9/1/18)
  • 3 days per week  $396/ month or $3960 annually  ($3762.00 if paid in full before 9/1/18)
  • 5 days per week  $630/ month or $6300 annually  ($5985.00 if paid in full before 9/1/18)

Three year olds:

  • 2 days per week: $306/month or $3060/year ($2907.00  if paid in full before 9/1/18)
  • 3 days per week: $378/month or $3780/year ($3591.00 if paid in full before 9/1/18)
  • 5 days per week: $427.50/month or $4275/year ($4061.25 if paid in full before 9/1/18)


  • VPK Only: 135 days of free instruction (August 20th – April 1), 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
  • Extended VPK: This program allows students to attend the full school year program from August 20th through May 24th, which extends the 540 hours of VPK by over 130 extra hours of pre-K education annually. Tuition for the extended VPK program is $189 per month (10 monthly payments beginning August 15).

Stepping Stones: $445.50/month or $4275/year ($4132.25 if paid in full before 9/1/18)

All programs except VPK require a $185 non-refundable registration fee upon enrollment. Stepping Stones requires a $100 non-refundable deposit that will be applied towards the first month’s tuition. All monthly tuition payments are due between the 1st-15th day of each month; a late fee is added to each child’s account not paid by the 15th day of each month. We do not issue a monthly reminder invoice.



Two year olds:
Angel Hatter and Sue Ellsworth
Megan Reusch

Three year olds (M-Tu and W-Th-F)
Kelly Hayman and Hannah Ross

Three year olds (M-F):
Janel Monahan and Jennifer Kurowski

VPK (Four year olds):
Pam Maier and Wendy Perera
Eliza Appell and Kate Melton
Kim Henry and Debbie Short

Stepping Stones (Five year olds):
Cheryl Duncan and Jennifer Potter

Mary Lawrence

Bright Beginnings Calendar

See what’s coming up. You can add these events to your electronic calendar too!


Bright Beginnings Summer Camp

Bright Beginnings offers Christian-based camps for ages 3 through entering 6th grade. In 2018 camp will be offered June 18th through July 27th.  Online registration is open NOW!