At Bright Beginnings we want children to develop and build their thought processes through discovery, inquisitiveness, and instructional interactions. We strive to provide a variety of new exposures and learnings as we know all children have strengths and they simply need to be discovered.
We begin by providing classroom atmospheres that are inviting and family-like as we know this leads to children being more productive and successful. We then incorporate The Creative Curriculum® System at all age levels to encourage enthusiastic learning.
The Creative Curriculum® System
Bright Beginnings uses The Creative Curriculum® System as its primary tool for preparing Preschoolers for Kindergarten and Beyond! At its core, the Creative Curriculum® philosophy is based on five (5) fundamental beliefs that are strongly supported by theoretical and empirical research:
- Constructive, purposeful play is the best vehicle for measuring learning
- The development of social competence is a key focus of the preschool years
- Relationships are the foundation for learning
- Curriculum and assessment must be linked
- Families are essential partners in children’s learning
The Creative Curriculum® promotes the use of interest areas as a way of providing experiences that promote the four (4) major areas of child development and learning: Cognitive, Social-Emotional, Physical, and Language.
The idea behind the Creative Curriculum® is that young children learn best by doing. Learning is not just repeating what someone else says, it requires active thinking and experimenting to find out how things work. This is how to learn firsthand about the world we live in.
We maintain small classroom sizes for all of our children, from our Infants (3 months to 12 months) to our Kinderpreps (4 and 5 years old). Through low student-to-teacher ratios and annual instructor training, our teachers provide the children with the attention and support they need.