Happy family picture at a Preschool & Daycare Serving Washington, DC

"Hi! This is a review for Bright Start Early Care & Preschool. My 2 year Daughter is right there right now and we love it and we love the care that she gets. The teachers clearly love all the kids and we are confident that she really is in good hands, she’s learning every day. They go outside every day to play at the playground and to the onsite playground there and they’re doing Arts and Crafts every day and there’s Yoga, Zumbini, Super Soccer and French Class. They are eating delicious organic food that is onsite and that is way better than anything that is probably made for her at home. We are just very happy, we love the teachers, the activities, love the variety of food and highly recommend. "

- Janice Wolly

Happy family picture at a Preschool & Daycare Serving Washington, DC

"Hi! This is a review for Bright Start Early Care & Preschool. My 2 year Daughter is right there right now and we love it and we love the care that she gets. The teachers clearly love all the kids and we are confident that she really is in good hands, she’s learning every day. They go outside every day to play at the playground and to the onsite playground there and they’re doing Arts and Crafts every day and there’s Yoga, Zumbini, Super Soccer and French Class. They are eating delicious organic food that is onsite and that is way better than anything that is probably made for her at home. We are just very happy, we love the teachers, the activities, love the variety of food and highly recommend. "

- Janice Wolly

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.

Group of diverse toddlers playing with different kinds of sports ball on a playground at a Preschool & Daycare Serving Washington, DC
Group of toddlers getting amazed by the bubble coming out of the bubble stick used by the teacher at a Preschool & Daycare Serving Washington, DC

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.

Young little kid boy putting some stickers and showing creativity in art activity at a Preschool & Daycare Serving Washington, DC
Teacher using a microphone reading a storytelling book in front of group of toddlers at a Preschool & Daycare Serving Washington, DC

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.
Teacher and young little preschool kid on one on one teaching at a Preschool & Daycare Serving Washington, DC
Group of diverse preschool kids enjoy playing at the playground at a Preschool & Daycare Serving Washington, DC

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!
Teacher playing guitar in front of children in music activity at a Preschool & Daycare Serving Washington, DC
Toddler playing with plastic vegetable toys , cooking activity, developmental for kids at a Preschool & Daycare Serving Washington, DC

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!
Teacher reading a storytelling book in front of diverse group of toddlers at a Preschool & Daycare Serving Washington, DC
Diverse group of toddlers sitting on the floor while holding colorful sticks in their hands following teachers instructions at a Preschool & Daycare Serving Washington, DC

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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