Enrollment Information

Classes are filled on a first come, first serve basis, with priority given as follows:

  1. Active CLUMC Members
  2. Returning students
  3. Siblings of current students
  4. Children currently enrolled in CLUMC Play Day
  5. Waiting List

2 year olds

We take 12 children in our two day class which meets Monday and Tuesday and 24 spots in two separate three day classes which meet Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

3 year olds

We take 16 children in our two day class which meets Monday and Tuesday, 16 children in the three day class which meets Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, and 16 children in the five day class, which means every weekday. These are the classes that fill up most quickly, so we conduct an in-person registration for all families that are not active church members. Every currently enrolled two year old is guaranteed a spot in our three year old program. The only difference is that you can choose how many days you want, which requires us to have a first come first serve line to register.

VPK (4 year olds)

We take 18 children in each of the three VPK classes. First, return your Bright Beginnings forms to the front office to secure your child’s enrollment.

You must also register with the Early Learning Coalition online or in person. If you choose to enroll on-line, you will need an active email address so they can email your certificate/voucher for VPK 2017-2018. Complete the online application at http://elcofswfl.org/parents-vpk-enrollment.php; you will then have to upload your child’s original birth certificate, passport, or immunization record, and your proof of Florida residency (electric bill, driver license, lease, etc.)

To register in person, the Early Learning Coalition office is at 2675 Winkler Avenue, Suite 300 Fort Myers, FL Phone: (239) 935-6100 Hours: 8am-5pm Monday-Friday

After you receive your child’s voucher, please sign and return it to the Bright Beginnings office along with a copy of your child’s birth certificate/passport and your proof of Florida residency.

Stepping Stones (5 year olds)

We can take up to 15 children in the Stepping Stones class. Space is extremely limited in this popular program.

Please note that there is a LIMITED amount of financial aid offered. This is based on need (full disclosure of financial info is required) and must be applied for yearly.  The deadline for financial aid packets to be returned is April 15. Please see the office staff for more information concerning financial aid.

Bright Beginnings Contact Info

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


Director: Heather Singleton
Assistant Director: Mary Lawrence


Forms and Supply Lists

2017-2018 Parent Handbook

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


2017-2018 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.


2017 -2018 Enrollment Applications:


2017 -2018 Supply Lists:

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
Eliza Appell and Kate Melton
Kim Henry and Debbie Short

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

Heather Singleton
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 2017 we offered six weeks of camp – June 5th through July 14th. If you want to be notified when online registration begins for 2018, like and follow the Cypress Lake United Methodist Facebook page.