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

100% Ready for Preschool

Your Child Is All Set For Their Next Step In Learning

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

100% Ready for Preschool

Your Child Is All Set For Their Next Step In Learning

Young Preschool - Explorers Class | 24 - 35 months | Serving Washington, DC

Explorers Reach For The Stars With Gentle, Nurturing Teachers

Expert teachers help your 2-year-old navigate this turbulent time with grace and knowledge. Personalized lessons continue to reinforce your child’s interests and skills, while cooperative play and large group activities become more focused.

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Building Preschool Readiness Through Playful Adventures

School readiness is a major focus in the Explorers class. You won’t find lots of seat work, though. Instead, your child learns by doing. From outdoor play to arts and crafts, everything they do has a positive effect. 

Your 2-Year-Old Is Ready For A Language Explosion

Teachers talk to the children constantly: engaging them in conversation, singing songs, reciting nursery rhymes, and reading books. Adding twice-weekly French lessons and daily conversational Spanish gives your child’s language and literacy skills a chance to shine. 

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Enrichments Let Their Creativity Shine

Music, dance, yoga, soccer, drama, and Zumbini are just some of the fun enrichment activities that happen each week. Harambee drumming with Baba Ras D is a highlight, as is a monthly visit from a librarian for storytime. 

Lots Of Outdoor Play Builds Strong Brains & Bodies

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.

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Gentle Guidance Reinforces Social-Emotional Learning

2-year-olds are exploring their independence. They want to do things themselves, and are very vocal about likes, dislikes, wants, and needs. This is a prime time for an increased focus on self-regulation and effective communication, which teachers handle with skill.

Yummy Chef-Prepared Meals Fuel Busy Bodies & Growing Minds

Everyone loves Chef Annie’s tasty meals and snacks! Your child continues growing their self-care skills, becoming adept at using silverware and cleaning up after themselves. Family-style meals also afford children the chance to learn about community and manners.

An Eco-Certified Clean Keeps Everyone Healthy

As an Eco-Healthy Child Care® certified center, rest assured that the school environment is completely safe and toxin-free, from learning and play areas to high-traffic spots. A ZONO© sanitizing cabinet helps teachers keep toys clean and ensures everyone stays healthy.

Safe & Secure Is Our Promise To You

Your child is safe and secure at all times during school hours. Security cameras monitor the halls, and staff members escort all guests. Only authorized users have PIN code access to exterior doors.

The Preschool2me© App Makes Communication Easy

Stay a part of your child’s day with the Preschool2me© parent app. View new photos and videos taken during the day, read teacher notes, track concerns and questions, and more. Every classroom also has a webcam, so drop in anytime!

Hear what parents have to say . . .

“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 heartbeat.” -Elyse A.

Truly Experience Our Preschool!