Bright Start Therapy & Childcare

Learn. Educate. Grow.

Our philosophy is that every child, regardless of ability, is entitled to equal

access to a successful and productive life.

Welcome to Bright Start Therapy and

Bright Start Childcare & Learning Center!


Here at Bright Start Therapy and Bright Start Childcare & Learning Center, we not only offer educational services but also therapeutic services in a safe, clean and nurturing environment.


The Bright Start Therapy clinic provides individualized speech/language therapy services and occupational therapy services for children of all ages and disabilities.  All of our clinicians hold at least a master’s degree, have been fingerprinted, are licensed by the state of Maine, hold their certificate of competence and attend yearly classes to further their education in their respective fields.


Bright Start Childcare & Learning center is a fully insured and licensed preschool facility by the state of Maine. This center has passed all yearly inspections and complies with all laws and regulations set forth by the state of Maine.  All of our staff are fingerprinted, go through an extensive interview process, and attend yearly classes to further their education.  All staff hold at least an associate degree while the owner/director has obtained her master’s degree.  All preschool staff are First Aid and CPR certified and attend yearly Health and Safety Orientation, Infant Safe Sleep and Period of Purple Crying Training, Protect Factors training, Infectious Disease Training, Mandated Reporter Training at a minimum.


What Parents are Saying

What a truly wonderful childcare and learning center this is. The staff is amazing with a lot of heart and caring mindset for the children. It is great to see the engagement and communication between the teachers and kids. Kids absolutely love it! If you are looking for an inspiring place for your child to develop and grow, you should definitely check out Bright Start Childcare and Learning Center!

Aga O.

I had the pleasure of visiting the daycare today with my therapy dog, Ellie! The staff and children were so wonderful! The children were great listeners and used gentle hands with Ellie. They asked so many thoughtful questions. As a Pediatric Physical therapist, I get to work in many daycares. This is definitely one of my favorites. Friendly, inviting and the teachers are amazing! 

Kristen C.

My sons love it here.  They have a lot of fun, and some days even ask if they can stay longer when I pick them up.  At the same time, I have seen a big improvement with them when it comes to their speech, they are constantly asking questions now, and they have improved in just about every area tremendously.  In this day and age when both parents have to work you want a safe place for your children to grow and learn.  I feel that Bright Start Childcare & Learning Center provides that and is giving them an amazing start to life.

Joshua T.

My 3 y/o twins love to go to “school” every day.  Since starting at Bright Start Childcare and Bright Start Therapy, they barely spoke, and didn’t use the potty.  Now they will not stop talking, talking about everything they learn, and are fully potty trained.  They are excited to go every day and jplay with their friends, play outside or with the toys.  They love the art projects, play with a vast selection of toys, sensory activities, etc.

Marie M.

My daughter LOVES it here.  She went from having melt downs every day at her old daycare, being in a bigger classroom with little to no “one-on-one time” to a school that values her as an individual.  She talks more, her confidence, her confidence has sky-rocketed, and she has grown as a little person.  I tell everyone I know, to check out Bright Start Childcare and Learning Center.

Hayley C.

Our son really loves going to childcare here.  He has been to other chldcares in the past, and we have definitely been happiest here.  The staff is great and you can tell they really care about the kids.  We are glad we found Bright Start Childcare & Learning Center!

Mikaela M.

This place is amazing!  Both my daughter and I love it here.  It is more than worth the hour drive.  They go above and beyond.  This truly is the best place for my dauther.

Rebecca C.

Very thankful to have Bright Start Therapy providers working with our children.  They both have done so well with speech and sensory issues since starting sessions here.

Michaela C.

Hands down the absolute best service you’ll receive for your children for therapy!  My daughter went here for a few years and I have Ms. B and her team to thank for where she is at today!  We couldn’t have done it witout you!

Melissa P.

This childcare is amazing! I am so happy that I made the switch from another local daycare to Bright Start Childcare & Learning Center as my daughter is now not only happy but thriving.

Shelby B.

A great facility with expert clinicians!  We have used both the occupational and speech therapists at Bright Start Therapy.  Beata provided expert speech therapy services and my daughter loved her sessions.  Mrs. B was such a hit in our family, that my younger son would beg me to send him to speech therapy too.  Mrs. B gave my daughter a little graduation party when she finished her speech therapy and even gave my little guy his own special therapy session.

Kaitlin D.

We love Bright Start Therapy!  From the moment we walked in the door we felt so welcomed and from the receptionist to our speech therapist and OT therapist, we are so grateful for all of them.

Shelby S.