1 - 2 years
Our caregivers strive to create positive relationships with each child by being a caregiver the child can trust and interact with comfortably. This is a time of transition that can be both emotional and exciting. As a toddler’s world expands, new skills, vocabulary and knowledge are needed to balance their abilities. Our Caregivers foster this growth through supportive, gentle encouragement.
We work closely each family and toddler to make the transition as smooth and consistent as possible by acknowledging that every child’s learning ability and development are unique and individual. Sleeping on cots, weaning off bottles, exploring new table foods and following a classroom schedule are some of the many exciting changes your toddler will experience. Our parent app allows continuous up to date information about your child’s day including milestones, feedings, diapering and other fun activities. This added feature is only one of the ways we stay connected with our families.
Our Rising Star curriculum provides individual and small group activities with a lot of flexibility and mobility. Having a teacher near the children during every activity provides a stable learning environment for positive play and interaction.
Our Rising Stars will find many developmentally appropriate toys and games that they can interact with as they explore their room. The changes in our Rising Stars’ physical abilities and communication skills are staggering. Seeing your little one’s mobility transition from crawling to walking is exciting and opens many new doors to one’s learning awareness.
Our daily use of sign language continues to flourish in the Rising Stars curriculum, allowing amazing communication between caregivers and children. In addition, basic introduction of simple Spanish words opens early understanding and recognition to our bilingual enrichment program.
Building strong connections with teachers and peers, modeling appropriate behaviors and talking about emotions are only a few of the social skills your growing toddler will experiences. Weekly, themed lesson plans provide hands-on activities including cognitive, social-emotional, language and physical development as well as activities that foster creativity with dramatic play, block play and art.
Our child friendly, eco themed classrooms create a world like no other. Filled with an assortment of educational toys and equipment our curriculum-centered play areas allow your curious toddler the opportunity to safely explore and learn. Classrooms are specifically designed for toddlers with child height features and open spaces. Separate eating areas help keep the classroom sanitary and ensure that your young toddler has a clean environment to grow.
During this time of transition, it is important that our Rising Stars be provided with a learning environment that encourages exploration and mobility. Our teachers are aware of this need and strive to create an environment where your child’s social and emotional development is nurtured. Below is a sampling of the many ways this is accomplished:
Our Rising Star curriculum goals support teachers as they provide daily activities and routines that support our toddlers’ ability to navigate and interact with their expanding world. We are dedicated to providing your little one with a bright foundation for a lifetime of happy learning.
Social and Environmental Studies
Math and Manipulative
Sensory, Science and Technology
Art, Music and Dramatic Play
Large Motor Development
Small Motor Development
Health and Safety
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. That's what Bright Star has given our family in such a short time, and that's what they give every family. Everyone - the directors, the admin staff, the teachers, the chef, the nurse, and even the amazing maintenance man...they all care deeply about their job and their role in creating the perfect learning environment for my son. And as for us as parents, they are transparent and dedicated to making us feel like we're a part of their family too. There's an app that allows us to check in and see pictures and little anecdotes about the day. It allows us to know what he's learning, so we can sing the same songs, sign the same signs, and genuinely feel like we were a part of his day. There's even an ESA, which my son loves because who doesn't love dogs!? Every time I see someone in search of a daycare I recommend Bright Star. They gave us the most precious gift a working parent could ever ask for: a happy son and the knowledge that he's loved and cared for even when we're not there. Thank you, Bright Star. We love you guys.
It was a very hard decision to go from staying at home with my kids to returning to the workforce. My biggest concern was how my kids (2 years and 5 months) would handle the transition. Thanks to the wonderful staff, from the principal to cooks to teachers, my children have had a wonderful, loving experience. The level of attention to positive, personal interactions and the quality of curriculum are unprecedented. My kids know they are loved. I've seen their emotional and physical skills grow- I know they are getting lots of attention and support. My 2 year old cracks me up with all his new things he's learned and observations from school. My now 8 month old feels safe with all her teachers and loves to snuggle and play with them. I am able to go to work each day knowing my children are in amazing hands. It's such a relief. Bright Star is a blessing in our lives.
My wife and I were in need of a daycare that would serve a multitude of roles for our grandchildren that came to live with us rather unexpectedly. We visited one school before Bright Star Academy and wasn't impressed. Then came Bright Star. we meet Sydney the principle and knew right away this is where our grandkids were going to attend. Our grand daughter has feel in love with Ms. Stacey one of the administrators and hers teachers. We would highly recommend BRIGHTSTAR ACADAMY to any one who wants a great experience for their children.