Our program strives to develop the whole child with lifelong learning skills that are taught in a fun, interactive and engaging classroom experience. Continuous learning is the single most important skill for the 21st century. The most critical time to develop this skill is in early childhood, when a child’s neural connections are being formed and when their emotional and social intelligence is being formed. We support families in the development of the whole child by teaching the five advantages of learning: skills for critical thinking, creativity, communication, collaboration, and confidence.
Bright Beginnings Nursery & Preschool offers multi-age classrooms where students are taught and assessed based on developmental stage rather than strict grade levels. Strong student-teacher relationships have a chance to grow and there are opportunities for peer-to-peer learning and leadership. We use well-researched developmental continuum’s and descriptive benchmarks to assess students along a multi-year span to mark progress. Rather than expecting students to respond to a fixed set of experiences and expectations, we spark the intrinsic motivation of lifelong learners through a progressive educational approach. Within broad themes and objectives, our curriculum and interdisciplinary projects support skills in asking questions, seeking answers, thinking through possibilities and evaluating their own work. We believe students actively construct their understanding of the world by relating it to what they already know and new facts and skills buttress authentic, relevant learning. We trust children and their unique learning processes and we trust, encourage and expect our deeply committed teachers to be creative and to treat students with seriousness and respect.
A Bright Beginnings Perspective on Education
How children learn:
At Bright Beginnings Nursery & Preschool, we meet children where they are developmentally. We believe that children learn best when we build on their individual Strengths.
The purpose of education:
Early education is an opportunity to nurture children’s curiosity and Inquisitiveness, develop problem-solvers and decision-makers, and prepare Children with the academic foundation to achieve success in school and in life.
The role of the teacher:
Our teachers actively engage children through intentional teaching practices that guide each child’s social, physical, emotional, and cognitive development, creating a joyful classroom environment that fosters cooperation and a sense of community. We do all this with respect for each child and in full partnership with families!
At Bright Beginnings Nursery & Preschool, our mission is to develop a culture of innovative, academic, cultural, and pragmatic excellence by empowering future leaders and life-long learners in a holistic educational environment. At the foundation of our mission lies the passion to help students discover and pursue personal excellence! Beyond this, by offering state and national standard curriculum’s we are able and committed to providing alternative solutions to meet the needs of students with various life circumstances.
Bright Beginnings Nursery & Preschool’s vision is to positively impact the future through trans-formative education by creating an innovative, learner-focused alternative, embracing a culture of educational excellence.
Bright Beginnings Nursery & Preschool promotes an environment where children become independent, confident, lifelong learners with a strong sense of self. We proudly offer a positive, child-centered preschool experience that fosters a love of learning in a nurturing community. In each child, we strive to cultivate:
A sense of belonging
Respect for others
Enthusiasm for exploration