Welcome to our school  

” We Have A  NAC for Excellence”

Welcome to our school  

“We have a  NAC for Excellence”

“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

Our Mission 

Is to lovingly inspire your child to their fullest potential; to respect, honor and nurture your child, and to embrace their uniqueness. Bright Start Early Care and Preschool, together with our commitment to your child’s care and education, will do everything within our means to ensure your child will be safe, loved and receive a quality education.

About Us

We started as a home base childcare business in 2002 then it has flourished into an inclusive, and 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).

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. Our Preschool  is FREE for District of Columbia residents who are 3 years old before September 30, or 5 years after September 30 of the school year. As part of our curriculum, we incorporate music and yoga performed by community artists  and drama with the Wolf Trap resident. During  summer which starts from the last week of June to the first week of August,  we host a French Camp for ages 3 to 8 years. 

As partners in your child’s early care and learning, we communicate through ‘Life Cubby’  which we share the daily activities of your child. Developmental progress is also shared quarterly. Parent workshops and social gatherings are also part of our family engagement.

In our Preschool program we communicate through Teaching Strategies which parents receive weekly summary of their child’s work and activities. Developmental progress is also shared on a quarterly basis and conferences are hosted to discuss  areas of concern.

Our Program

At Bright Start Early Care and Preschool, we offer project based activities, exploration of the arts with music, yoga and drama. We also offer Summer French Camp and Field trips.

Our Staff

Our exemplary team is nurturing and are highly qualified teachers that help develop  children’s  best practices and latest trends in early care and learning.


At Bright Start Early Care and Preschool, we offer different programs to adjust the child to the right development process…


Keep in touch with our latest news and events, check our website regularly, and let us know, share with family and friends.

We love you all like our family.


At Bright start we are open to all your concerns, with many options to reach us, email or call us. Or just pass by. 

1202 Kennedy St NW 20011
Telephone: 202-722-2273