"All three of our kids have been cared for by Bright Start. The caregivers here are wonderful and make this place truly special -- and feel like family. And as my kids got older, Bright Start teachers gave them the foundation they needed for school. "

- Heidi G.

"All three of our kids have been cared for by Bright Start. The caregivers here are wonderful and make this place truly special -- and feel like family. And as my kids got older, Bright Start teachers gave them the foundation they needed for school. "

- Heidi G.

Welcome to the
Discovery Class!

Our class encourages children’s developing independence by helping them fine – tune self-help skills, such as the abilities to feed themselves, relate to others and make choices. These skills and the opportunity to play and discover empower children to become more confident learners as they investigate new concepts. Children become more adept at using utensils like spoons, paintbrushes and markers.

Child-Led, Teacher-Facilitated,
Toddler Approved

Your tot will start each day with the inspiration of music and dancing! Imagine them eager to sit, listen, and learn, as we introduce and explore new concepts through dramatic storytelling.

Examples of how teachers reflect your child’s interests back to them are:

  • Talking to them about the process and what they are doing
  • Giving them any age-appropriate information they might need, such as the next step
  • Asking questions to continue their learning about color, shape, or sound
  • Allowing your child to guide themselves, explore safely, without restricted areas in the room

Continuous Focus on
Superb Language Skills

Your child benefits from constant engagement. We talk to them always.  By talking through the steps: “now we are going to have breakfast,” and “we are going to wash our hands,” we focus on their day with them.  They quickly develop the rhythm of language and breadth of vocabulary with this type of constant engagement.

Music, Dancing and Dramatic Storytelling Daily

Look forward to daily reports with the LifeCubby Parent Communication App, detailing your baby’s day-to-day. Reports contain information about how your child ate and slept as well as what special activities your child did that day. Expect lots of cute pictures and fun videos of your sweet baby!

Individualized Project-Based Lesson Plans

Your child’s daily lesson is created just for them and is posted in the classroom for you to review. Your child’s day will consist of a variety of indoor and outdoor play, and engaging activities which explore science, technology, arts, and mathematics.

Extravagant
Outdoor Activities

Outdoor play is the highlight of the children’s day, with elaborate themes such as the Spring festival, among others. We transform the playground into a magical atmosphere complete with puppets, music, and treats like snow cones and fresh fruit.

Mr. Giles Visits to Inspire
the Love of Music

Visits from Mr. Giles, a local children’s performer, teaches children about the different eras of music, musical instruments, rhythm and more. They learn about the rich history of music through interactive songs, while having an absolute blast!

Building Independence - I’m a Big Kid! - More Structure and Skills

Our 2-3-year-olds are so ready to learn how to be “big-kids.” The days in this classroom are more structured than in the toddler class, prepping them for the Preschool classes. Potty training is also an important life skill essential to developing independence, and our teachers are pros at partnering with you on this.

Getting Your Child
Ready For Preschool

Teachers are also working with your child on small motor skills, such as holding crayons/pencils, cutting with scissors, as well as the basic ABC’s and 123’s of any preschool class!

Arts, Crafts, Songs, Large Group Time, And More!

Your child will sit at daily group time, create arts & crafts, hear and tell stories, recite songs, get dancing, and explore with “open” outside time. The activities our stellar teachers prepare for your little one to enjoy are endless. We know how to keep your child engaged and busy with these playful, brain-boosting, project-based activities.

what our parents have to say

"Staff are friendly"
The teachers and staff are friendly and have truly supported my son.
Jacqueline V.
"Our daughter loves her teachers"
We highly recommend Bright Start. The entire staff treats the children with joy and caring atmosphere. We enjoy the diversity in the school. Our daughter loves her teachers.
- Amy D
"the parent community is great"
Bright Start is simply fantastic. The caregivers are wonderful and get to know all the kids. And the parent community is great. Bright Start truly became a second home for my daughter during her 2.5 years there. She’s in a public pre-K program now, but we’d send her to Bright Start again in a heart beat.
- Elyse A.

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