Nurturing Love and Security

We Are Your Partner In Your Child’s “Childhood School Memories."

Nurturing Love and Security

We Are Your Partner In Your Child’s “Childhood School Memories."

We respect each child and know that all children come to us with gifts. Our inspired ATILIO philosophy embraces these gifts in a multi-cultural educational environment of love, nurturing, and security. Each child has the opportunity to make choices as they discover the world around them; providing them a feeling of joy and a sense of achievement through their accomplishments.
Through the use of individually planned, developmentally appropriate experiences, your child will thrive socially, emotionally, cognitively, and creatively. Your child will have the pride and confidence that go hand-in-hand with their sense of growing independence. Bright Start believes we are partners in your child’s “childhood memories of school.”

We started as a home base daycare business in 2002, which 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 three 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, and parents receive a weekly summary of their child’s work and activities. Developmental progress is also shared every quarter, and conferences are hosted to discuss areas of concern.

We are also:

Happy teacher at a Preschool & Daycare Serving Washington, DC

MARCIA ST. HILAIRE FINN

Managing Owner

Education:
Bachelor of Science in Nursing/Director Certificate

Work Experience:
Registered Nurse for 25+ years
Managing Owner of Bright Start Bilingual Center for 17+ years

Motto: “Embrace every child and foster their uniqueness

The mission of Bright Start Early care and Preschool is to inspire your child to their fullest potential lovingly; to respect, honor, and nurture your child, and to embrace their uniqueness. Bright Start, together with your commitment to your child’s care and education, will do everything within our means to ensure your child will be safe, loved, and educated.

Families are an essential part of our program. A partnership with you helps to foster the learning environment and healthy growth of your children. Our vision is to make our early care and preschool an active, caring community that nurtures friendships and creates a supportive network. As partners in your child’s education and care, we are committed to ensuring their love of learning will flourish to our vibrant, multi-cultural environment.

Our passionate and dedicated teachers' primary concern is that your child's intellectual, creative, social, and physical self is given the utmost loving and nurturing care. Your child will develop the skills and confidence needed for school and lifelong learning.

Infant

Pooh Nursery

0 - 12 Months

Younger Toddler

Wobbler

13 - 18 months

older Toddler

Discovery

2-3 year olds
– 19-24 months

Preschool

Innovators

2-3 year olds
– 19-24 months

YOUNG
preschool

Explorers

24-35 months

Before & After School

3-8 years

Summer Camp

3-12 years

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