Our Program Details…

Bright Start welcomes all children regardless of race, color, religion, nationality or background. Children are accepted on a first come, first serve basis, and we maintain a waiting list for those age groups that are full. We accept children from 6 weeks of age though age 5. Our early care program, serves children from ages six (6) weeks to thirty five (35) months, and our Preschool is a STEAM ( Science Technology Engineering Arts and Mathematics) integrated which serves children ages three (3) years to (5) years. We are a diverse bilingual early care and learning center. We are your child’s home away from home.  Bright Start Early Care and Preschool is an accredited program by the National Accreditation Commission, (NAC).

“At Bright Start Early care and Preschool, we lovingly inspire your child to their fullest potential; to respect, honor and nurture your child, and to embrace their uniqueness.”

Marcia St. Hilaire-Finn

Testimonials.

 

  • Our child started at Bright Start at 10 months old, each year we are thrilled with his growth & development and we appreciate the care our son has received. He learns and explores because he is in an environment that encourages the children’s curiosity. Marcia is very committed to providing the best care & education & she employs staff that have the same values. we have never felt like our son wasn’t safe or cared for. we love Bright Start & are blessed that this has been a part of families journey.

    Tiffany G.
    Joshua’s Mom

  • Knowing my son is in good hands make my day!

    Zufan E.
    Naeal’s Mom

  • Best Day Care in the neighborhood!

    Luca P.
    Valentina’s Dad

  • We’ve loved Bright Start from the beginning, I was worried about leaving a young baby but everyone has been amazing and we feel so lucky to have you all in Cora’s life. You’ve brought so much peace of mind to ours. Thank you!

    Angie S.
    Cora’s Mom

  • Overall couldn’t be happier with Bright Start. Cora is excited to go to school everyday. She is growing/ developing very well with your help. I feel safe & secure leaving her in your hands.

    Alex T.
    Cora’s Dad

  • our son is in the Pooh Nursery and one of our big concerns is that he is so much younger than the other infants. we’re still learning what he needs and how to communicate with his teachers. Elliott just started but overall, we feel very positive about things!

    Stephen V.
    Elliott’s Dad

  • I’m so thankful for the patience with Zion and working to help improve his social, emotional skills and attention. I’m so thankful for Ms. Marcia keeping me in mind when needing care for my daughter. I’m happy when I need to vent Ms. Marcia is a listening ear and a great adviser.

    Nadja H.
    Zion and Ariah’s Mom

     

  • We love Bright Start and are so happy to have Sophie there, I love that it’s not just a place where she’s looked after, but that she’s loved, engaged and stimulated.

    Sophie’s parents

  • Love you guys!

    Ross S.

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Pooh Nursery

Welcome to our Pooh Nursery program which is designed to be flexible and individualized for your baby.  It is our desire to work with you to ensure that we provide a schedule for your baby that is consistent with your routine at home.  We have a schedule posted daily for the activities  in our  classroom.  These are the story time, music time, gross motor activities (tummy time, crawling, standing, etc.), enjoy the outdoors in the buggy ride if weather permitting.
We also send a daily report thru online using Lifecubby for each baby detailing the day.  These reports contain information about how your child ate and slept as well as what special activities your child did for the day. We also use Lifecubby for communication, assessment or evaluation of the child and other information that needed by the parents to know.

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Wobblers

Hello to our adventurous Wobblers Class. Our program is designed to be individualized to meet your child’s specific needs. A daily lesson plan is posted in the classroom for your review. Your child’s day will consist of indoor and outdoor fun, teacher directed activities, naptime and mealtimes.

Our teacher directed activities are designed to introduce basic colors, numbers, shapes and sensory activities to your children. We also incorporate circle time to help develop listening and learning skills. We recognize the importance of providing a variety of different activities in a consistent manner in our class to keep each child engaged in learning while having fun.

Discovery

Hello to the Discovery Class! We offer a wide variety of learning experiences to encourage the advancement and excitement of learning. 

Our program is designed to be individualized to meet your child’s specific needs. A daily lesson plan is posted in the classroom for your review. Your children’s day will consist of indoor and outdoor activities, teacher directed activities, naptime and mealtimes.

Our teacher directed activities are designed to introduce basic colors, numbers and shapes to your children. We also have circle time in this class which will help develop listening and learning skills. We also provide a variety of different activities in a consistent manner to keep each child engaged in play while learning and having fun.

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Explorers

Welcome to the Explorers Class! In this class, teachers uses FunShine as a curriculum which has proven methods to ensure children have fun while learning the skills they need in school and in life. This class also features diverse learning programs such as yoga, soccer and Wolf Trap (Performing Arts) to meet the needs of the children.

Our program is designed to begin introducing important preschool fundamentals to your child through a variety of different activities. A daily lesson plan is posted in the classroom for your review. 

We  introduce concepts about weather (wind, rain, snow, sun) and temperature and the relationship to clothing.

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Innovators (Preschool)

Our preschool program incorporates a STEAM learning (Science Technology Engineering Arts and Mathematics) into an exciting, fun experience for children that are aligned with the creative curriculum goals. It also offers the perfect background knowledge for the development of a child on his own pace, while introducing cognitive skills, socials skills and language arts skills. The STEAM is an educational movement that engages children in integrating learning as they explore the world around them, create innovative solutions to problems, and communicate their results while learning Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. Our play-based preschool learning provides opportunities to balance and encourage group, shared and independent learning experiences.

Our program is guided by highly trained teachers who help in developing the children’s most genuine learning when they are having fun. They also help in providing a well-rounded experience and ensuring children become confident, joyful and fully prepared children.

 

What they say about our school

  • Diversity and quality childcare, friendly and caring staff, great activities!

    Jurian Rojas
    Lola’s Dad

  • Caring teachers, good meals, great building, rapport developed between kids.

    Kimberly S
    Max’s Mom

  • Loving teachers, great activities, updates accessible thru life cubby, complete balance meals.

    Alex T
    Cora’s Dad

  • Personal touches, our daughter bonds with the teachers, high quality of care, lots of activities/engagement.

    Angie S.
    Cora’s Mom

  • Good opening hours, great staff, space, food, reports and activities, offered a variety of activities for the children, parent’s involvement and communication up to date.

    Luca P.

  • Everybody is caring and loving

    Zufan E.
    Naeal’s Mom

  • Small family like atmosphere. Great access to teachers & great response. Education & child development is an obvious priority.

    Tiffany G.
    Joshua’s Mom

  • My child likes preschool. Other parents are happy with care and food. Staff and teachers’ are friendly.

    Thomas G.
    Gloria’s Dad

  • The facility and the staff and the way everyone made us feel welcome.

    John F.
    Phoebe’s Dad

  • The staff (every single person is fantastic), the food, how since day 1 we felt like this Center was a family & truly love every child.

    Betina F.
    Phoebe’s Mom