Tigist Aweke

Since I start working for Bright Start and enroll my son to preschool is been wonderful and still is I love to work for Bright Start and to send my child as student they are Willie dedicate for the little ones I like the quality the attention that Hass to be given for children and the fact that I can see my Child from whatever I am while he learning I love that! So as Parent and as a employee in Bright Start I recommend a great place to learn for all kids.!

Sunshine Marie

My daughter is experiencing so many different cultures and learning so much. She loves coming to school and learning and her teacher love teaching her!

Jennifer Bagaglio

We are so happy to have found Bright Start NOMA. Our toddler is so happy there! The teachers and staff and warm and welcoming and the facilities are wonderful - especially the outdoor area!


We began sending our now 3 year old son to Bright Start when he was 7 months old and are so grateful that we found such a loving environment and well run daycare for his first school experience. He has learned so much in his time there from songs to dance to the art work that he brings home. He loves the nutritious meals that are prepared on-site and speaks fondly of his teachers. We are extremely appreciative of all the extra communication and precautions that the staff thoughtfully executed during the pandemic. They have been wonderfully responsive in seeking parent feedback with all of their new measures.

Jennifer Bagaglio

Our family has had a wonderful experience at Bright Start NOMA. The caregivers and staff are caring and talented. The facility is clean and engaging for our toddler. We couldn’t be happier with our decision to enroll our daughter here!

Kimberly Rollins

We have thoroughly enjoyed our experience at Bright Start. It is a very loving and welcoming community, and our child is very happy. As parents, we value the safe environment, as well as the plethora of enrichment programs and opportunities for our child to explore and grow each day.

Karen Drozdiak

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!

Jennifer Harms

Wonderful place! The teachers really care about the kids. The food is cooked on site and is high quality (lots of vegetables and a variety of types). There's a private, fenced in, outdoor play area which the kids love. Each classroom does a great job of getting the kids on an age-appropriate daily schedule, and transition between classrooms is done thoughtfully and slowly. Each day there are fun lesson plans and art projects. And the kids get to learn some Spanish too! The facility is clean, organized, bright and happy. Highly recommend to anyone.

Elyse Ashburn

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.

Craig Blackburn

My wife and I have been taking our son to Bright Start since September 2018 and have had nothing but positive experiences. Our son loves his teachers and fellow students and we have enjoyed watching him grow and thrive in a safe, happy, and healthy place. Since reopening in June, Bright Start has instituted rigorous health and safety and disinfecting measures to help keep kids safe while still providing an enriching environment for him to learn and have fun. Our son is very happy to be back and we are very happy with the quality of care and education he is receiving. Thanks!

Kristin Roberts

We have been with Bright Start Early Care and Preschool for almost 5 years and have loved the experience for both of our children. Our oldest started at Bright Start when she was 6 months old, and will be "graduating" from the Preschool program next week, and our youngest has been at Bright Start for almost 2 years since he was an infant as well. We knew that Bright Start was a friendly and welcoming environment from the moment we toured it with Ms. Veronica Wright, and it has continued to be that friendly home-away-from-home for our children ever since. While we have loved the education our two children have received while at Bright Start and we know they will be more-than prepared for their next school, what we have loved most about Bright Start is the care and love each and every teacher has bestowed on our children. Our children have LOVED their teachers to the extent that some of the first names they pronounced were their teachers' names! We have appreciated all that the teachers do to share their compassion and love for their profession and the children in their classes, including thorough daily reports and conferences, high fives and hugs when we leave each day, and even little gifts at the holidays. When we've had challenges, we knew we could rely on the teachers to both help reinforce learning at school as well as give us advice and guidance on what to do at home. We have also really appreciated the in-house food service as it has not only helped alleviate a task we have to take care of at home, but, more importantly, it has introduced and made a norm for our children a wide-variety of food options, from different beans and grains, to tofu and every fruit and vegetable you could imagine! Our kids are not picky eaters and are usually always willing to try something new, all thanks to healthy routines and relationships to food being established every day at Bright Start. Being at Bright Start has really been our "village" for the last five years in raising our two kids and we are sad to be leaving the area and leaving this community, and we could not recommend this school enough!

Maria Veney

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Hannah R

Hannah enjoyed the experience with Bright Start Early care & Preschool

Joanna L

Every morning at drop off our daughter is all smiles. She loves her teachers. She has developed a lot of new skills since starting 3 months ago. We enjoy seeing pictures of her that the teachers post online.

Analisa B

Warm, happy and fun-loving environment - couldn’t have asked for more. Love all the activities available. Yoga, soccer, name it! Thanks Bright Start for making the transition to daycare so easy for us (including all the healthy meals! one less thing to think about...). Knowing our daughter is in great hands and having a blast makes the day all the better.

Taryn H

My family loves Bright Start. We’ve been there since 2009 and have gotten care for all three of my children. The teachers are all so caring, friendly and truly enjoy working with the kids. My son has really blossomed at Bright Start and I’m so glad we found them. Marcia is so on top of everything and has grown the daycare center into an amazing place


excellent teachers at Bright Start, staff all work great with my grandchild, The difference you're making in my life is immeasurable. Thank you for everything you have done for my grandchild, in the year. I view myself as extremely lucky to have found Bright Start

Brenden Stoner

Great vibe and great people. A wonderful event for the kids. So happy to have Arielle be a part of this.

Julia H

We have been sending our daughter to Bright Start for almost two years, and we just started sending our new baby. In the time our daughter has been there, we have been so happy to see her build connections with other children, spend time outdoors, learn about music, dance and art, and eat healthy and dynamic cuisines. With all the positive progress she's made at Bright Start, the decision to send our new baby there too was very easy. It's a loving and warm community.

Eleni Savopoulos DuBois

We had a terrific experience sending our toddler to Bright Start. The facility was superb - modern, larger outside play area, and best of all the staff was incredibly hospitable. We’re so thankful for the care we received especially with Ms. Brittany.

Tiffany Gilliard

There’s a lot we can say about our experience but words aren’t quite adequate....EVERYTHING about Bright Start earns an A from us. Our son started as an infant and was in their care until preK. He learned to walk, go potty, eat with utensils and socialize all the way up to learning colors, counting to 20 and writing his first name with proficiency. He even learned a little French! We never worried about his safety and we knew he was cared for as well as taught in a loving environment that felt like an in-home center.
Even his diet was amazing, with healthy meals prepared daily ....he’s partially vegan to this day and LOVES veggies because of what they ate at Bright Start. It’s clear that Marcia as owner is not only a trained nurse but a mom and she has an amazing team working with her! Our son was ready for Kindergarten and happy, and that’s all we hoped for. We we’re beyond pleased to get so much more!
Thank you Bright Start, you all are family!!

Dinahetta Lewis

Too bad I can't rate the center with 100 stars****. I guess I have to just settle with 5 stars 💁. Best center in the area!!!

Amen Muna

Bright Start Early Care and Pre school has been wonderful. My son has attended since he was two years old and he is now 4 years old. It was difficult for me as a mom to leave him and trust a School with him. But the staff at this school helped me feel very comfortable and confident. They have taught my son so many things and have cared for him with a lot of attention and love. My son loves the kids and his teachers. They have a great place. It is clean and safe. I noticed the school takes the necessary safety and health measures to keep the kids healthy. They regularly disinfect their environment.
I am so happy with the staff and the director, Marcia. She is a very intelligent, caring and a great leader! Mr. Liberty is extraordinary, very helpful, caring and understanding. I recommend this school to all families! They care for your children, they keep them safe, they challenge them and you'll notice that your child will be ahead of many children their age because of the great school

John Malloy

Our son absolutely loved his time at Bright Start. I cannot recommend this place highly enough, the teachers genuinely care and it was a place he was excited to attend every morning.

Jolade Bryant

Bright Start is truly a place that gives your child a bright start! They should be a model schools for early childhood education. They genuinely care about your child and it's evident in everything they do from classroom assignments/projects to the meals that are prepared fresh for the children by Chef Annie. Our son has blossomed since attending Bright Start and has received a strong foundation and confidence to build on in his academic years to come. We are forever grateful to the Bright Start family! Thank you from Jason and the Robinsons!

Betsy Brown

We started at Bright Start when our daughter was 10 weeks old. We were nervous sending our first child to daycare, but Bright Start made us feel at ease right away. They were so welcoming and still are so friendly. Every time we walk in all the teachers are friendly and they all know our daughter’s name even though they are not in her classroom. It makes us feel like we are part of a family at Bright Start. Our daughter has been there for 3 months and we have seen so much growth and development over that time. They do many activities with her even though she is so young. We enjoy getting pictures sent though the app so we can see what she is doing during the day. She seems to enjoy herself at daycare. Her face lights up when she sees her teachers each day. We definitely recommend Bright Start and we are so happy sending our daughter there each day!

Amy D

We highly recommend bright starts. The entire staff treats the children w joy and caring atmosphere. We enjoy the diversity in the school. Our daughter loves her teachers.

Onaisa Husain Landis

Can't say enough positive things. My daughter has learned so much. She loves the teachers, students, kids. I wish I could keep her here forever. Doesn't hurt that everyone lives in the neighborhood so it's quite a community feel!

Clara S

This is the best daycare I could ever dream of for my beautiful daughters. The staff is incredibly caring, patient and hardworking- they are perfect role models for my darling daughters! The facilities are extremely clean and overall are amazing. The food is organic!! I would recommend this Daycare to anyone!

Moyra Figueroa

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Tewodros B

Amazing early care school Teachers and stuff all are a amazing

Elizabeth T

Our son attends and loves it. It is a super warm, loving environment. They feed them very healthy food (included in tuition)--different from many other daycares where you either have to provide food or they feed unhealthy stuff like chicken nuggets.

They have a video camera that you can check in on--I trust the caretakers but it's nice to know there's that accountability. I check in every so often when I miss my little guy and it's great, I'll catch his caretakers singing and dancing, being silly and genuinely warm and loving with the little ones.

Also, I had a hard time getting my son to nap when on maternity leave unless I was holding him or wearing him in a carrier. It's been great that they not only got him on a regular nap routine, they got him to nap with others. They've got some baby whisperers.

He's 15 months now and I'm amazed at all the things they've taught him (so many words, he eats on his own with a spoon and fork, little songs he tries to sing/ hum). It's also surprised me that when I go to visit at mealtime all the toddlers will be calmly eating together--it's incredible to see all the toddlers so well behaved and in a room that actually feels...calm! I'm glad I have a place I trust where he's happy to go when I drop him off.

Robert Rains

Our 18 month old has been enrolled at Bright Start almost since it opened and it has been a wonderful experience. The facility is brand new. The furniture and all the items are right sized for children. There’s a nice courtyard as well as classrooms. It is spotless. The staff is friendly and attentive. The teachers are wonderful. We receive daily reports on our son and we also get good feedback about our child during the day. If there are signs of an illness, or irritability, we get a heads up. Bright start feels like a partner more than a service. Cannot recommend this place enough if you’re in need of daycare.

Lyndon Watson

Bright Start is a great place for children to get a head start on building early learning skills that will allow them to thrive. The staff at Noma are very friendly and loving. I feel confident with my child in their care.

Morgan Cottle

Our daughter is thriving at Bright Start. She loves her teachers and is excited to go each morning. I love that she gets a wide variety of healthy, nutritious foods each day that are freshly prepared onsite. I know she's kept safe and feels loved by her teachers and all of the Bright Start staff. 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!

Daniel Milich

We love Bright Start! The staff is incredibly kind and conscientious. It was challenging for us to start a new daycare during the pandemic, but the Bright Start team made the process seamless. And it is so convenient not having to worry about packing food or bringing supplies (diapers, wipes, etc.). We couldn't be happier.

Imani Celestine

My toddler & I love Bright Start! The staff is so nice and caring. They are very professional and even send pictures, videos, and small messages throughout the day of what my child is doing!! Thank you again Bright Start staff.

Tina Suliman

Our daughter began attending Bright Start at 18 months old and she is now four. We are so fortunate that she was able to spend these formative years in this positive and loving environment. The teachers and staff are caring, thoughtful, and passionate about nurturing children’s emotional, social, and educational development. Even in 2020, which brought a lot of uncertainty, 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!

Alana Rosen

I highly recommend Bright Start to any expecting parent or family looking for a new daycare and preschool! They are extremely loving with my 5-month old son, and are taking all the precautions necessary during a pandemic. We love Bright Start!

Tammy Upshaw

I love Bright Start Early Care, My daughter attends the summer camp right now . Everyone is so friendly and Loveable .... I am looking forward to my daughters new school year.

Marguerite Barraud

I can leave my two children in full trust at Bright Start. Very professional teachers and very kind with the children. All the staff is always very polite and always in a good mood. I really recommend Bright Start.

Janice Wolly

Highly recommend this daycare! The teachers love the children and are invested in them. The kids do arts and crafts every day and go outside whenever possible, either onsite or to the park. They have music and yoga and zumbini and French lessons and soccer ... it's amazing! The food is delicious, varied, cooked onsite.

Yeshimebet Bekele

Can't say enough positive things. My son when he came 3 months he almost 5 years with bright starts he’s has learned so much. He loves the teachers, students, kids. I wish I could keep his here forever. Doesn't hurt that everyone lives in the neighborhood so it's quite a community feel!!!

Brian L

Our favorite thing about Bright Start is that our son seems genuinely happy to go there every day. All of the teachers are always cheerful and friendly and the environment seems really great for a little kid to play and learn. We really like the fact that they feed them organic, freshly made food, have a good mix of play and learning, and seem to enjoy being with our son. We feel like we're part of community there where they're caring for our son, and not like it's strictly a business transaction. We are very happy with Bright Start and look forward to years to come!

Jacqueline V

The teachers and staff are friendly and have truly supported my son.

Gwynne V

Gwynne is very excited to recommend Bright Start Early care & Preschool

Onaisa L

Onaisa suggests you use Bright Start Early care & Preschool

Heidi Glenn

All three of our kids have been cared for by Bright Start. The caretakers 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. There have been a few hiccups, but generally, our experience here has been positive. It may seem expensive, but it's truly a great place.

Dinahetta Lewis

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Anna J

We had a fantastic experience with Bright Start overall. Our son, Rogan, attended from 3 months until 18 months. He was treated as their own, he loved all the teachers (even if the other class teachers, everyone knew him) and friends. He would learn so many new things. We also love the diapers and wipes the school provided, and most importantly the healthy and nutritious meals provided each day. No other daycares and schools provide that and we loved it! Unfortunately we had to move, which is the only reason we sadly said goodbye to all the wonderful teachers and friends. We truly had an amazing experience here, and so appreciative that Bright Start was instrumental in helping our son thrive. Thank you for everything!

Susan V

My son’s been going to Bright Start since he was 3 months old. The staff are unbelievably caring; the food is better than anything I’m taking to lunch; the rooms are clean; and the environment is super supportive. My son is thriving, and we couldn’t be happier.

Cheryl St.Hilaire

Great and professional childcare center