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Older Toddlers - Discovery Class | 19 - 24 Months| Serving Washington, DC

Toddler-Approved Learning In The Discovery Class

Expert teachers help your adventurous toddler bridge that last step between babyhood and big kid! Teachers personalize lessons, focusing on each child’s unique skills, talents, and interests. There is plenty of large group time and cooperative play, too.
Toddler-Approved Learning In The Discovery Class
Getting Preschool-Ready Through Everyday Play

Getting Preschool-Ready Through Everyday Play

Toddlers at this age learn vital school skills through everyday activities: active outdoor play develops muscles for sitting in chairs; playing with clay, coloring, and painting build hand strength for holding pencils; and nursery rhymes reinforce colors, numbers, and ABCs.

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

Language & Literacy Gets Greater Focus

Teachers are always talking to the children, narrating the day and keeping them engaged. Not only does this expand your child’s vocabulary, it introduces them to the rhythms of language and conversation. They also continue learning French and Spanish basics.
Language & Literacy Gets Greater Focus
Fun Enrichments Add Rhythm To Every Day

Fun Enrichments Add Rhythm To Every Day

Every day starts with circle time with friends, where music and movement take center stage. Some days, Baba Ras D joins them for drumming, while others welcome drama, soccer, yoga, and Zumbini teachers or a local librarian for storytime!

Plenty Of Outdoor Play Centers Their Day

Outdoor play is the highlight of the children’s day, with plenty of toys and space for running, climbing, jumping, spinning, and more. Age-separated areas give little ones the opportunity to play without worrying about exuberant older kids.
Plenty Of Outdoor Play Centers Their Day
Independence & Social-Emotional Skills Bring Greater School Success

Independence & Social-Emotional Skills Bring Greater School Success

Older toddlers love testing boundaries, and teachers know how let that happen in a safe and nurturing way. Your toddler continues to gain independence while also becoming more confident in their peer-to-peer interactions.

Yummy Meals Fuel Busy Bodies & Growing Minds

Everyone loves Chef Annie’s tasty meals and snacks! Children eat family-style, giving a perfect setting for learning table manners, waiting until others are finished eating to leave the table, and self-care skills like cleaning up after themselves.
Yummy Meals Fuel Busy Bodies & Growing Minds

A Healthy Clean For Your Peace Of Mind

As an Eco-Healthy Child Care® certified center, you can be assured that your child’s school environment is completely safe and toxin-free. A ZONO© sanitizing cabinet helps teachers maintain classroom cleanliness and ensures everyone stays healthy.

A Healthy Clean For Your Peace Of Mind
Safe & Secure Is Our Promise To You

Safe & Secure Is Our Promise To You

Your child is safe and secure at all times during the school day. Only authorized users have PIN code access to exterior doors, and all guests are both escorted by staff and monitored by security cameras.

The Line Leader App Keeps You A Part Of Their Day

Keep a hand in your child’s day by checking in using the Line Leader parent app. View photos and videos, read teacher notes, track concerns and questions, and more. Every classroom also has a webcam, so drop in anytime!
The Line Leader App Keeps You A Part Of Their Day

Hear What Parents Have To Say...

"Our child is learning so much..."
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Our child started at Bright Start when he was just six months old; our child just turned two. We knew from the jump that we made the right choice. We love the teachers, who are attentive and communicative and have kept us abreast of all the little things that you stress over as new parents. Our child is learning so much and has made so many friends. We highly recommend Bright Start.

- Gene Demby

"they create a community/ family atmosphere..."
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I can honestly say that Bright Start has had a special impact on my son’s education. He has been attending Bright Start for over a year now and his vocabulary has extended so much! I love the staff; they create a community/ family atmosphere. My son is always excited to go to school and talks about his teachers Ms.Alexis and Ms.B all the time at home; which I love them and appreciate them both!

- Asia Collins

"His teachers genuinely care for him..."
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We love it here at Bright Start Noma! My son joined just as he turned two and it’s been a great experience. His teachers genuinely care for him and are excited to see him each day. We receive daily feedback and updates and do not have any complaints so far. I love the clean, safe space they have created and we’re excited about how much he has grown since then.

- Grace Amalu

"we truly appreciate ALL of the teachers..."
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We Love this school. The Campus, teachers and curriculum. We are so thankful and we truly appreciate ALL of the teachers they are Amazing so friendly, caring, nurturing and attentive!!!!!! Since my daughter started here for summer camp and Prek4 Ms.Lucy and Dexter has been by far amazing and making our process and experience fantastic!!! Very happy to have our daughter attend here.

- Jae Love

"They take great care of the kids..."
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We have truly enjoyed the time my child had in BrightStart! The small setting they have for children has been a great help. My child when he first attended was unable to talk as much now that he has completed the year he is non stop saying words and singing. They take great care of the kids and give them outside time with walks to different areas. Thank you BrightStart for caring and teaching my child.

- Sophie Salmeron

"We love their playground and daily reports..."
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Bright Start is the best preschool in DC! My daughter is excited to go to school every morning & loves her teachers very much. The environment is cozy and every person who works here is extremely friendly. We love their events. We love their playground and daily reports about how long our daughter slept for, how much she ate from each delicious meal and how many times she went to the bathroom.

- Barbora Pavelkova

"They do lots of enrichment activities..."
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We can’t recommend Bright Start enough. Our daughter started here at 8 months and her development has skyrocketed since then. Everyone who works here is so caring and go far out of their way to feel comfortable and feel a part of the larger daycare community. They do lots of enrichment activities and provide nutritious foods. Communication with everyone is easy and efficient. You’ll feel you can trust this daycare with your child.

- Lauren Stuart

"great school for progressing my son’s skills..."
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So far, Bright Start has been a great school for progressing my son’s skills all around. He started in the summer at 3years old and I changed his school during that time; enrolling him as a PreK student because he loved the teachers and I love the curriculum. Everyone is welcoming and tends to my son’s specific needs. We appreciate you!

- Deja Harrison

"Our daughter is thriving at Bright Start..."
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Our daughter is thriving at Bright Start. She loves her teachers and is excited to go each morning. They have really thought of everything I could possibly want from a childcare center - from serving healthy, fresh meals to providing diapers, lots of outside play time, music, and fun, engaging lesson plans - all in a warm, family environment. I highly recommend Bright Start to other DC families!

- Morgan Cottle

"The teachers and staff are caring, thoughtful..."
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Our daughter began attending Bright Start at 18 months old and she is now four. The teachers and staff are caring, thoughtful, and passionate about nurturing children’s emotional, social, and educational development. We felt secure in knowing that our daughter was safe and well-cared for and we are grateful for the stability and continued growth Bright Start provided her. Our daughter loved going to Bright Start and truly thrived here in all ways!

- Tina Suliman

"Her teachers are very loving and attentive..."
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Our 2 year old daughter has been going to Bright Start for 2 months and she absolutely loves it. Her teachers are very loving and attentive and she has made some wonderful friends. She particularly enjoys the Zumbini classes. Bright Start takes great precautions against COVID and does an excellent job of communicating with the parents. Watching our child thrive and seeing how excited she is to go to daycare every morning makes it worth every penny!

- Karen Drozdiak

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