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Hours: 6:00am - 7:00pm M-F

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Education

Our curriculum is designed to support the expertise of professional educators on what defines as a high quality early childhood program, as supported by the National Association of Young Children.  We recognize that the growth of a child is a gradual developmental process unique to each individual and our programs are designed to support each child’s natural curiosity for learning.  Young children learn by doing and are motivated by their own desire to make sense of their world. At BBCC, your child will have the opportunity to choose from a variety of “hands-on” activities that are designed to support social, emotional, moral and cognitive development.  Our teachers closely observe to see what each child understands and then pose additional challenges to push their thinking further.  Thus, our learning environment is child directed and teacher supported with children learning information in meaningful context rather than through rote memorization or by force. Individual curriculum descriptions are available for each age group upon request.

Staff

Our staff is experienced and qualified to work with the children of our community.  They will work with each child at an age, and state appropriate level.  Through interaction with the Director and other staff members, we are always planning exciting and fun learning activities.  Each staff member is involved in ongoing education through in-house training, and the encouragement to further formal education in the early childhood area.  All staff members have undergone tuberculosis and health screening.  All staff members have submitted to background record checks by Virginia State Police and the Department of Social Services. 

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Philosophy

At Bright Beginnings our guiding educational belief, children learn through discovery, is supported by investment in the Reggio Emilia Approach, which has been recognized worldwide as a leading model for nurturing our youngest citizens.  We encourage discovery through social interaction, daily rituals and interactive centers.  We believe children need interaction with others, including staff and peers, to build a sense of self and appropriate cooperative problem solving skills.  We believe the environment is the “third teacher” and nurture this concept by providing a safe, playful, and inviting atmosphere where children can explore the world around them.  We value the family and enter into a relationship with parents through constant communication and open dialogue.  Through the combination of these elements, children at Bright Beginnings are safe, cared for, and encouraged to develop mentally, socially and physically.


“Some of the best years in life are the time spent as a child and later in our collegiate years…”  As working adults in a fast paced society, we sometimes forget just how precious and fleeting those years are.” With that in mind, imagine an alternative to traditional infant, day and after-school care that not only met your child’s care needs, but provide an activity based learning environment that is developmentally appropriate and immersed in rich sensory experiences.  Bright Beginnings provides a community of professional caregivers with the credentials to enhance your child’s early social and motor skills, and to also teach them through the arts and sciences. 

Mission