Preparing for a lifetime of learning is the goal of our programs at Bright Start. At Bright Start Preschool we believe children learn through play with a curriculum that is flexible and emerges from children’s ideas, thoughts and observations. Topics for study in all our classes emerge from the talk/actions of children, through community or family events, as well as the known interests of children. With the use of The Creative Curriculum along with an environment influenced by the Reggio Emilia approach, materials and experiences are offered that encourage children to make discoveries, to experiment with their own ideas, and to interact in meaningful ways with other people. Educators are constantly engaged in a process of observation and documentation in order to develop the best possible educational environment for children.
The Creative Curriculum®
The Creative Curriculum is an award-winning curriculum system for children birth through kindergarten. It features research-based content and daily resources that are fully aligned with the Head Start Child Development and Early Learning Framework and state early learning standards.
Using exploration and discovery as a way of learning, The Creative Curriculum enables children to develop confidence, creativity, and lifelong critical thinking skills.
Based on 38 objectives for development and learning, which are fully aligned with the Head Start Child Development and Early Learning Framework as well as early learning standards for every state.
Offers daily opportunities to individualize instruction, helping meet the needs of every type of learner.
Addresses all the important areas of learning, from social-emotional and math to technology and the arts, and incorporates them throughout every part of every day.
Offers daily, built-in opportunities for observation, allowing teachers to clearly see the strong relationship between curriculum and assessment.
Assessment portfolios for each child are shared with parents to provide parents with concrete evidence of your child's progress and development.
Complete support for working with English- and dual-language learners.
Parent / Teacher conferences twice each school year and a visit to your home by your child's teacher.
Access to a classroom sharing website to enable parents to stay informed about lesson plans, activities, newsletters and reminders.
Opportunities to participate in your child's classroom as much or as little as your schedule allows.