New Beginnings Childcare Daycare Home - Manhattan KS Licensed Day Care Home

2225 Browning Ave., Manhattan KS 66502
(785) 313-3628

About the Provider

Description: Bright Beginnings located in Manhattan Kansas is a Nationally Accredited Montessori inspired pre-school program. It was established January 1999 by Donna Moody who specializes in Early Childhood Education, working with children between the ages of 3-6. Bright Beginnings strives to create a welcoming but orderly space for your children that allows them to work and play freely. The order a Montessori classroom creates encourages children to become self disciplined and independent.

The purpose of Montessori Education is to cultivate the child's natural desire to learn. In the Montessori classroom this objective is approached in two ways: first, by allowing each child to experience the excitement of learning by their own choice rather than being forced; and second, by helping them to perfect their natural tools for learning, so that their ability will be at maximum in future learning situations. The Montessori materials have a dual long-range purpose in addition to their immediate purpose of giving specific information to the child.

A Montessori school is a unique cycle of learning designed to take advantage of a child's sensitive years between three and six, when they can absorb information from an enriched environment. A child who acquires the basic skills of reading and arithmetic in this natural way has the advantage of beginning her education without drudgery, boredom, or discouragement. By pursuing the child's individual interests in a Montessori classroom, they gain an early enthusiasm for learning, which is the key to them becoming a truly educated person.

Program and Licensing Details

  • Capacity: 10
  • License Number: 0064773-014
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: No
  • District Office: Kansas Dept of Health and Environment - Child Care Licensing Program
  • District Office Phone: 785-296-1270 (Note: This is not the facility phone number.)

Location Map

Inspection/Report History

Where possible, ChildcareCenter provides inspection reports as a service to families. This information is deemed reliable, but is not guaranteed. We encourage families to contact the daycare provider directly with any questions or concerns, as the provider may have already addressed some or all issues. Reports can also be verified with your local daycare licensing office.

Date of Survey Survey Number Survey Reason Findings
2017-11-16 17-010896 Annual Survey View Findings
2017-11-16 17-010896 Annual Survey View Findings
2017-01-30 16-013598 Initial Survey View Findings
2016-06-09 16-004095 Initial Survey View Findings
2015-09-28 15-009219 Annual Survey View Findings
2014-11-12 14-012807 Initial Survey View Findings
2014-03-12 14-001683 Annual Survey View Findings

If you are a provider and you believe any information is incorrect, please contact us. We will research your concern and make corrections accordingly.


Be the first to review this childcare provider. Write a review about New Beginnings Childcare Daycare Home. Let other families know what’s great, or what could be improved. Please read our brief review guidelines to make your review as helpful as possible.

Review Policy: does not actively screen or monitor user reviews, nor do we verify or edit content. Reviews reflect only the opinion of the writer. We ask that users follow our review guidelines. If you see a review that does not reflect these guidelines, you can email us. We will assess the review and decide the appropriate next step. Please note – we will not remove a review simply because it is negative. Providers are welcome to respond to parental reviews, however we ask that they identify themselves as the provider.

Providers in ZIP Code 66502