WHAT MAKES BRIGHT BEGINNINGS CURRICULUM DIFFERENT?

Children are natural scientists, inventors, and explorers. We build on their interests to make learning meaningful and fun!
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Emergent Curriculum

A research-based approach that leverages a child’s own interests toward discovery

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Project & Play Based

Exciting and immersive learning experiences that develop a foundation for future success.

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Support for the Whole Child

Developing future learners, leaders, citizens, and stewards, we focus on cognitive, social-emotional, and physical development

A PROVEN APPROACH FOR SCHOOL READINESS

What parents and teachers have to say about Bright Beginnings graduates.

Developing a Growth Mindset

Bright Horizons teachers encourage children to ask questions, fostering more than just an interest in facts — but a thirst to understand how things work.

98% of Bright Beginnings’ parents and teachers agree Bright Horizons’ graduates entered elementary school with a strong enthusiasm for learning.

Skills for the Modern World

Our integrated and emergent curriculum gives young children the ability to expand beyond strong foundations in reading, writing, and math to understand not just what to learn, but how to learn.

97% of parents report their child entered elementary school prepared and ready to meet the demands of their new school.

Prepared for 21st Century Skills

Our graduates leave our centers confident students who are ready to manage the academic, social, and behavioral expectations of the first year of elementary school and beyond.

93% of teachers agree that the Bright Beginnings’ graduates in their classrooms were well prepared with the literacy and math skills they needed for academic success.

Developing Executive Function

In our classrooms, education is more than facts and figures, but inspires children to innovate, problem solve, and apply information in creative and resourceful manners.

97% of parents said their child entered school with the ability to approach a challenge in an innovative or creative way.

Social-Emotional Learning

Curriculum elements such as Caring Matters and Toward a Better World support important social skills, helping children to express themselves, resolve conflict, and work cooperatively with classmates and teachers.

94% of teachers said that Bright Beginnings graduates were ready to accept new responsibilities and greater independence.

CURRICULUM IN ACTION

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TOWARD A BETTER WORLD

Working Together to Brighten Someone's Day

After a discussion about how not all children are able to be home during the holidays, the class gathered up colorful paper, markers, crayons, and other materials, and worked together to create cards for hospitalized children all over the country.

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Technology In Our Centers

Technology and digital media can enrich learning experiences, but it requires more than passive consumption. We use electronic technology for collaboration, inquiry, research, and creation, and work with experts to ensure our approach is aligned with both emerging research and 21st century learning.

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Environment As The Third Teacher

We believe in the Reggio Emilia philosophy that recognizes environment as a teacher. We carefully choose materials, and customize inspiring spaces that are respectful of children

Places where anything is possible

Every one of our spaces offers rich, open-ended experiences that engage children and allow them to confidently explore.