INFANT

6 weeks - 18 months

Your Baby’s Bright Journey Begins In Our Tiny Stars Classroom.

Our loving and nurturing primary caregivers want you to feel confident in leaving your little one.

INFANT

6 weeks-18 months

Your baby’s Bright journey begins in our Tiny Stars Classroom.

Our loving and nurturing primary caregivers want you to feel confident in leaving your little one.

Compassionate Primary Caregivers Who Cater To Your Baby's Every Need

Rest assured that warm, experienced, compassionate caregivers tend to your baby’s every need. Personalized care, individual attention, and understanding that every baby is different is top priority. Teachers love to assist, but not replace the love and care that the babies receive at home.

Outstanding Care With Strong Parent/Caregiver Communication

Feeling confident in leaving your little one is priceless. Through personal relationships teachers strive to provide babies with the consistencies in care that they are familiar with at home! A convenient parent app sends up to date photos, videos and developmental progress reports that gives detailed information about your baby’s day including feedings, diapering, naps, curriculum and lesson plan activities.

curriculum that Nurtures Extraordinary Brain Development

The infant curriculum recognizes the extraordinary brain development that occurs at this tender age. Weekly themed lesson plans with hands-on activities help to provide a solid foundation for the development of your baby. Through a series of sensory experiences, including items for your infants to see, hear, touch, smell and taste, our caregivers can support each child’s learning experience individually.

Special One-On-One Attention For Your Baby's Progress

Our Tiny Stars quickly learn that they can count on their caregiver to provide undivided one on one attention through rocking, holding, cuddling, and eye-to-eye contact. Caregivers communicate with each baby on his or her own level in a way that meets their needs physically, cognitively, and emotionally. Through gentle guidance teachers trust in the baby to be an initiator, an explorer, and self-learner.

baby Sign Language jumpstarts communication

Language development is an essential component of your baby’s care. Caregivers engage in conversation with your little one. They refer to them by name, repeat their sounds, sing songs, and read books to reinforce language growth. Additionally, Sign Language is an intricate part of how our caregivers communicate with your baby. Studies show sign language allows communication long before your baby is old enough to speak and can reduce tantrums, build vocabulary and enhance confidence.

A Soft, Serene Environment Makes Your Baby Comfortable

A calm atmosphere in which your baby can thrive, filled with an assortment of educational toys and equipment is only the beginning of what makes our infant rooms exceptional. A bright, spacious nursery allows a physically safe, cognitively challenging and emotionally nurturing environment for your baby. Designed with a large open play space, child-height windows, separate eating and napping areas, in a soft, serene surrounding, allow babies the freedom to freely roam and explore. Individual cribs, car seat storage and half wall separation, create an ideal space for napping babies. Plus a fully equipped eating area with an eco-friendly dishwasher, refrigerator, washer, dryer and only help complete the outstanding care teachers provide to your baby. A no shoe policy helps to eliminate germs and maintain a sanitary atmosphere for floor exploring babies.

Tiny Star Interactions

Our Tiny Star Interactions begins with trust knowing your little one will receive the same love and care given at home.

Babies grow at an amazing rate. Our qualified teachers understand that the first years of a child’s life is a time when lifelong brain connections are made, and they provide opportunities for these connections to occur by:

Developmental Goals And Milestones

For Our Tiny Stars

Our Tiny Stars developmental goals mirror our commitment to providing exceptional early learning experiences for your little one. We look forward to being part of your baby’s bright future!

Communication

  • Uses motions
  • Uses gestures and sounds to communicate
  • Imitates sounds
  • Responds to sounds in environment
  • Builds an understanding of simple vocabulary through daily interactions
  • Listens with interest to language of others
  • Begins to understand the rules of conversation

Literacy

  • Engages with stories and books
  • Begins to learn and demonstrate how print works
  • Shares pictures and picture books with caregivers

Social Skills

  • Shows emotional connections and attachment to others
  • Engages in positive relationships and interactions with adults
  • Expresses needs and wants through non-verbal methods
  • Shows confidence in increasing abilities
  • Shows interest and awareness of others
  • Begins to develop personal relationships with peers

Social and Environmental Studies

  • Recognizes family members’ faces
  • Shows preferences for certain objects
  • Recognizes common place such as home and school

Math and Manipulative

  • Shows interest in colors, shapes, patterns and pictures
  • Shows imagination, creativity and uses a variety of strategies to solve problems
  • Learns and begins to use math concepts during daily routines and experiences
  • Searches for missing or hidden objects
  • Explores how objects move and fit in the environment

Sensory, Science and Technology

  • Uses senses to explore environment
  • Applies knowledge to new situations
  • Explores cause and effect relationships
  • Experiments with different uses for objects

Art, Music and Dramatic Play

  • Enjoying in musical experiences through gestures and movement
  • Beginning to explore with paints and other materials to create marks

Large Motor Development

  • Develops control of large muscles for movement
  • Exhibits body awareness
  • Sits and pulls up without support

Small Motor Development

  • Grasps objects
  • Coordinates hand-eye movements
  • Uses tools and different actions on objects

Health and Safety

  • Begins demonstrating healthy and safe habits
  • Participates in physical care routines

Hear What Parents Have to Say…

Beth C.
Beth C.
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"They gave us the most precious gift a working parent could ever ask for"

As a parent, there's nothing more reassuring than to see your child confidently walk to their classroom and almost forget to hug you goodbye because they're ready to play and learn.
Taylor S.
Taylor S.
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"There is also an app that the teachers document diapers/potty, meals, naps and even pictures"

We LOVE bright star! When we lived in San Antonio before moving to the Austin area, we took our daughter to a daycare there where unfortunately we learned that you get what you pay for.
Mandy G.
Mandy G.
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"they have an actual CURRICULUM; the teachers are INVESTED"

We started bright star in the fall of 2019, and it is a complete turnaround. My daughter is excited about school, she never wants to leave at the end of the day, and she adores her teachers.
Kim M.
Kim M.
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"The school is so organized with their lesson plans and theme days"

The teachers are top notch! The facility is bright and fun. I love that they get to spend time in the library, theatre room, art room and cafeteria instead of staying in one classroom the whole day.
 Brooke R.
Brooke R.
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"I love the reports and pictures I receive from the teachers throughout the week"

We appreciate how clean the school is kept, and for us, that is a huge plus. It is so difficult to keep germs under control with kids, so we are happy the school makes an extra effort to keep the facility clean.
Kirstin M.
Kirstin M.
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"They accommodate for what we need and want for our child Two weeks in at Bright Star Academy and my 3 year old was caught up on counting"

The teachers, administrative staff, chef, and everyone that works there feels like family.
Hailey W.
Hailey W.
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"Bright Star has already helped so much with her socialization skills"

The way they are able to tend to every baby’s need and keep track of who needs to be fed, changed, needs a nap, wants to be held or rocked, who has a food allergy, etc. is simply amazing!
Ember R.
Ember R.
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"They are organized and put together and you can tell"

They are organized and put together and you can tell everyone is very well trained and that is something that is reassuring when you decide to leave your brand new baby for the first time.
Alecia D.
Alecia D.
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"I absolutely believe we made the right decision with Bright Star."

The Infant teachers have been so wonderful to our family. I absolutely believe we made the right decision with Bright Star.
Matthew L.
Matthew L.
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"Very cooperative and friendly staff"

I love their toddler team. Very cooperative and friendly staff! My kiddo is doing great there and it seems like he is learning so much each day.
Michelle R.
Michelle R.
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"We’ve had experience with other places and Bright Star has been our favorite"

Our son loves his teachers and is always smiling when I pick him up at the end of the day. Teachers from other classes know his name and it makes it feel more like a family.
Fernando E.
Fernando E.
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"BrightStar staffs and principals worked hard to welcome him"

You can get a daily report through their app, with photos and all details about your kid at school. Definitively, I do recommend BrightStar to all families that care about your kid security, health, development, and care.
Kelsey A.
Kelsey A.
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"she has learned more than I can imagine a 2 year old would know!"

Bright Star has completely erased any doubts I've had and provided such a loving, educational, and nurturing environment for my baby girl! I am truly grateful for the caring, energetic, and kind staff that works here and would recommend them to anyone looking to get their child into a schooling program.
Marissa G.
Marissa G.
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"The teachers are amazing & the place is clean."

The teachers are amazing & the place is clean. Can't ask for much more than that! Oh & my 2 year old already knows his alphabet, numbers, colors & shapes! That's all thanks to Bright Star.
Orquidea B.
Orquidea B.
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"my children have had a wonderful, loving experience"

Thanks to the wonderful staff, from the principal to cooks to teachers, my children have had a wonderful, loving experience.
The curadossi Family
The curadossi Family
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"Thank you for all you do for Starboard Academy to providing a great learning environment for our children, with the right people."

We hope Starboard has an awesome teacher appreciation week - You are all so very appreciated, especially in a time like this with a pendamic.
The Mekay's
The Mekay's
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"We are so happy that Starboard Academy opened up in Plymouth!"

We couldn't imagine another facility being so considerate and conscientious about mackenzie's food allergies. You have gone above and beyond to make sure mackenzie has healthy meals, snacks, and treats that she can enjoy safely.
We can't say enough good thing and this card isn't big enough. We love the communication, photos and updates from the Kangarootime App. Both of my kids have grown so much and excited more than we could have imagined. Mackenzie comes home singing a new song each week, and can even identify some letters and numbers and she's not even yet! Jamison can identify all of his letters and numbers in reading and writing and knows his letter sounds. He is really going to miss your school, especially the infamous PIRATE SHIP PLAYGROUND. Thank you for all you have done!
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What Our Parents Are Saying...
"Bright Star has already helped so much with her socialization skills"
I have nothing but positive things to say about Bright Star! As a new mom, the thought of dropping my 12-week-old daughter off at daycare gave me so much anxiety. We attended our discovery day, and my anxiety was eased. Although there were multiple crying/fussy babies in a room of 8-9 infants, the teachers handle the chaos with so much grace! The way they are able to tend to every baby’s need and keep track of who needs to be fed, changed, needs a nap, wants to be held or rocked, who has a food allergy, etc. is simply amazing! We toured a few other facilities before we went to Bright Star, and it far surpassed every other place we saw. Before starting at Bright Star, my daughter was already starting to show signs of “stranger danger.” Bright Star has already helped so much with her socialization skills. Additionally, they do so many fun activities with the babies! It’s unreal! They paint, learn Spanish and sign language, and have music class. I know my daughter is in great and competent hands every day I drop her off. There’s also a nurse on campus every day to keep track of immunizations, illnesses, etc. Overall, we know we made the best choice for our daughter when we decided to enroll her at Bright Star. We can’t wait to see how she grows and develops throughout her time there.
Hailey W.
"They are organized and put together and you can tell"
The moment we toured Bright Star we knew this was the place we would take our then 2 1/2 month old! When you walk in you see colorful pictures on every wall and bright, smiling faces! They are organized and put together and you can tell everyone is very well trained and that is something that is reassuring when you decide to leave your brand new baby for the first time. I love that they have lesson plans even for the infants which usually include songs and sensory play and art projects! I feel like this is his second home and I couldn’t be happier we found Bright Star!
Ember R.
"I absolutely believe we made the right decision with Bright Star."
The Infant teachers have been so wonderful to our family. Today at pick up, I saw my son outside in the buggy. He was so happy and smiling, it just made my day! In the beginning, I had such a difficult time letting go of my baby but after seeing all the milestones he’s accomplished in just this past week, I absolutely believe we made the right decision with Bright Star.
Alecia D.

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