TODDLER

1 - 2 years

Our Toddlers Are On The Move And Eager To Learn How Things Work.

Supported by our loving, caring teachers, this increasing curiosity can flourish in a completely new world of opportunity and growth.

TODDLER

1 - 2 years

Our Toddlers Are On The Move And Eager To Learn How Things Work.

Supported by our loving, caring teachers, this increasing curiosity can flourish in a completely new world of opportunity and growth.

Positive Relationships Enhance your Child's Feeling Of Security

Your child’s caregiver strives to create positive relationships with each child through trust and interaction. 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. Teachers foster this growth through supportive, gentle encouragement.

Close Family Connections That Build Trust

Teachers work closely with 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 experiences. A 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 families.

Supportive, Individual, Small Group Activities

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.

Fun Learning To Foster Development And Growth

Our Rising Stars 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.

Verbal And Sign Language Communication With The Introduction Of Spanish

A daily use of sign language continues to flourish in the Rising Stars curriculum, allowing amazing communication between teachers and children. In addition, basic introduction of simple Spanish words opens early understanding and recognition to our bilingual enrichment program.

Calm, Encouraging, Safely Guided Teaching

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.

An Environment Specifically Designed For Young Toddlers Only Compliments Amazing Care

Child-friendly, eco themed classrooms create a world like no other. Filled with an assortment of educational toys and equipment, curriculum-centered play areas allow your curious toddler the opportunity to safely explore and learn. Classrooms have a design 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.

Rising Star Interactions

Our Rising Star Interactions Promotes a bond with you and your toddler helping them put their best little foot forward while lovingly guiding them towards more independence.

Toddler Interaction Photos

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:

Developmental Goals And Milestones For

Our Rising Stars

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.

Communication

  • Points to familiar objects and pictures
  • Makes non-verbal requests
  • Uses one-word sentences
  • Uses 5-20 words
  • Understands simple one-step directions
  • Discusses simple pictures

Literacy

  • Listens to a short story
  • Participates in simple rhymes and songs
  • Enjoys listening to nursery rhymes

Social Skills

  • Plays beside others
  • Attaches to primary caregiver
  • Imitates behaviors of others
  • Demonstrates increasing independence
  • Displays emotions
  • Follows rules with assistance
  • Recognizes self in mirror

Social and Environmental Studies

  • Recognizes family members voice
  • Participates in family and classroom routines
  • Helps in simple clean-up routines
  • Recognizes appropriate places to discard trash
  • Uses natural objects for play

Math and Manipulative

  • Remembers where things belong
  • Matches pairs
  • Finds simply hidden objects
  • Begins to sort objects by categories
  • Participates in counting rhymes
  • Begins to name basic shapes and colors
  • Develops vocabulary to describe an object’s size

Sensory, Science and Technology

  • Uses senses to explore environment
  • Shows curiosity
  • Explores cause and effect relationships
  • Make observations
  • Uses simple words to ask questions about the environment

Art, Music and Dramatic Play

  • Participating in musical experiences through gestures and movement
  • Producing music with simple instrument and singing songs
  • Clapping hand to familiar music
  • Using a variety of tools to make marks
  • Participating in a variety of tactile/sensory experiences
  • Engaging in pretend play with or without peers

Large Motor Development

  • Moves around the room
  • Walks with feet wide
  • Jumps in place
  • Bends at waist
  • Moves to the beat of the music

Small Motor Development

  • Uses a spoon to scoop
  • Strings large beads
  • Crumbles paper
  • Laces large beads
  • Stacks large blocks

Health and Safety

  • Indicates wet or soiled diaper with words or gestures
  • Washing and drying hands with assistance
  • Shows signs of healthy development

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.
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What Our Parents Are Saying...
"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. I think the two biggest benefits is a great curriculum/environment for him to learn and great people for him to develop his social skills.
Matthew L.
"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. We’ve had experience with other places and Bright Star has been our favorite.
Michelle R.
"BrightStar staffs and principals worked hard to welcome him "
We have our second child at Bright Star, we absolutely love it, all the staff is very friendly, they are ready to help. With our First son, we had a hard transition from trauma on his previous school, so BrightStar staffs and principals worked hard to welcome him and have him adapted. We enrolled our little one 20 months in August and the staff was amazing to have him adapted to the school, he never been without mom and daddy. So we were afraid of their adaptation. It was done seamlessly for my son and we can see his progress every day. Now with 23 months he eats without help, he enjoys all the staff members, and he never got sick at school, since this place is amazing cleaned and maintained. 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.
Fernando E.

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