It's bittersweet for my daughter to be graduating and moving on from Bright Beginning. As parents, we couldn't be more pleased with our choice. I've watched my child begin as an extremely shy child who was reluctant to participate in the classroom into a fun loving kid who shows that confidence and spirit that we always knew was there. She absolutely looks forward to school whether its Spanish, Jump Bunch, outdoor play, the field trips, music, art and yes, even the schoolwork. We love the smaller more personal environment with an amazing staff and the healthful meals that are provided for them. Bright Beginning is the real deal you always hope you'll find for your child!
We watched the our daughter's growth process from day one, and have been extremely impressed and completely pleased with the direction the center has taken. One can easily find "day-care" staff, but to find people who are so passionate about teaching and caring for preschoolers is not an easy task. Alice Anne has consistently brought in the highest quality staff members which has fostered a unique and extremely positive learning environment. Our daughter learned so much before she had to tackle Kindergarten that we were amazed!
Our daughter is now in second grade and we have a son who is currently attending his final year of Bright Beginning. We will sorely miss the rich learning environment that Bright Beginning has, but more importantly we will miss Alice Anne and the terrific staff. Bright Beginning Children's Learning Center is a great and positive experience for children. The detail of teaching, the level of encouragement and the love shown to our children is completely beyond what we expected from a preschool. The amount of education both of our children have gained from Bright Beginning will be the building blocks for the rest of their education.
In my position as Behavioral Specialist I see many different childcare setting all over the county every day. I tell people “I have a very short list of place I’d send my kids.” and I’m very serious. I chose Bright Beginning precisely because I do see what is out there every day, some good and some absolutely terrifying. Bight Beginning is a very special place.
First and foremost the staff make this center what it is. They are warm and caring and sincerely love the children they serve. The quality of the education they provide and the enthusiasm and creativity with which they provide it is above and beyond what is typical. My daughter loves “going to school”. On those days when she has a bit of a hard time in the morning, there is always a smiling face and loving arms in which to place her. That makes a parent feel a little less guilty about leaving their child. Another quality, which makes the staff at this center stand out, is their ability to listen to concerns and respond to them. I never have any second thoughts about expressing concerns, giving feedback or providing ideas because I know that they will be heard and acted on if necessary.
The quality of the program in general is wonderful and much more enriched then any I have seen in the county so far. My child is always so excited about Spanish. It is her favorite thing! I love to listen to her singing songs she has learned or trying to use phrases. Jump Bunch, Music, Abrakadoodle, all extras that many centers would not provide or if they did at extra cost to the family, all extras that make my child’s experience so much richer.
This program is outstanding. Alice Anne and her Staff make it a very safe and special place for my child. For that I owe them a huge debt of gratitude. Although, it is quite a commute to get my daughter there every day, I gladly make it. I know what is out there. I see it every day. Most days I see something that reminds me how lucky I am to have the family at Bright Beginning keeping my child safe and happy. I am truly fortunate to have the job I have because it makes me actively appreciate these wonderful people and what they do almost daily.
My son has been at Bright Beginning since he was 20 months old. He is now getting ready to graduate the pre-k program. I cannot express enough how he has developed into such a bright, caring and fun child. Of course, that comes from within the home also, but when your child is in care full time a lot of what they learn and how they develop certain skills needs to be attributed to their care provider. Bright Beginning provides an excellent combination of both learning and fun. All of the staff are friendly, courteous and truly have your child's best interest at heart. My son loves going to Bright Beginning every day and, as a parent, there is no better feeling then knowing your child is happy and content when they are not able to be with you.
I have been a parent at Bright Beginning for the past 3 years and have been very impressed by the quality of care that my son has received. The staff is friendly and communicates well, and teaches them new activities daily. I also am delighted that Spanish, Jumpbunch, art and other educational programs are a part of their curriculum. I feel that my son has received a well rounded preschool experience and I am confident that he will go into Kindergarten next year prepared. Thank you Bright Beginning for being a positive first school experience for my son.
Severna Park, Maryland
Yesterday when I got home from work, I pulled Adam up on my lap. We chatted for a few minutes. I asked him, as I often do, "Who loves you?" The answer is usually me, Bill, random family members. Yesterday he said, "Miss Header." And I asked, "Who else?" He answered "All my teachers love me." He paused and said, "AND Mrs. Loftus loves me too." I was so touched and happy that he feels so safe and loved by you and your staff. Thank you, thank you, thank you.