When Do Toddlers Stop Napping: Should You Be Happy or Worried When They Do?
KEY POINTS A child’s sleep is not so simple; it is a complex behavior. It’s not just about falling asleep during the day or being able to sleep at night. It is biology. It involves the brain and the hormones developing and progressing. It has cultural expectations and family dynamics. Your concern as parents about your toddler’s naps dates back to the early 20th century. European experts measuring the sleep patterns of children were also worried these children were not getting enough sleep, just like you do now. So don’t [...]
Why Preschool is Important For Your Child?
Brightside Academy Ohio offers preschool programs as well as Head Start and Early Head Start for the communities. If you are a parent of a young child, you may be wondering why preschool is important. Here are the reasons that you should consider sending your son or daughter to Brightside Academy for preschool. 1. Develop a Solid Foundation For Education Preschool prepares your child in many ways for a life-long pursuit of education. With a solid foundation, they can easily build and grow their academic skills. During the school day, [...]
How Long Should Toddlers Sleep?
Normally, most toddlers fall asleep within the first 20 minutes of taking them to bed. However, their sleep duration varies depending on how sleepy they are, sleeping patterns, age, among other factors. Unlike adults, toddlers have interesting sleep patterns. They fall into a deep sleep during the initial hours of the night but experience light sleep episodes and dream sleep episodes during the late hours of the night. As they negotiate the episodes, they are likely to wake up briefly. During the wakeful episodes, the child should ordinarily go back [...]
Back to School Tips for a Successful School Year
School is back in session and this time of year can be a hectic time for parents and their kiddos. Check out some of back to school tips to help ensure this school year gets off to a great start! Know the Details Walk or ride the route your child will take and make note of school patrols, crossing guards and high traffic areas along the way. Talk to your kids about NOT talking to strangers and find out what, if any, policies your child’s school has regarding early arrivals [...]
Brightside Academy Ohio – Broadway approved as PRE4CLE Provider
We are proud to announce that the Brightside Academy Ohio - Broadway location was approved to be a PRE4CLE Provider on Friday, February 1, 2019! This is an amazing accomplishment and demonstration of the Broadway team's commitment to improving the quality of their programming! PRE4CLE is a plan to ensure all 3- and 4-year-old children in Cleveland have access to a high-quality preschool by: Increasing the number of high-quality preschools in Cleveland Helping preschool providers improve their quality rating Connecting families to quality preschool programs Additionally, PRE4CLE partners with Cleveland [...]
Brightside Academy Ohio – Northern Lights Earns Step Up to Quality 2-Star Award
The Brightside Academy Ohio - Northern Lights in Columbus, Ohio has earned Step Up to Quality 2-Star Award for excellence by the Ohio Department of Education. “Earning the Step Up to Quality 2 -Star Award has been a team effort and we are grateful that the state recognizes our program that serves early learners as quality rated,” said Darnisha Allen, Academy Director. The Step Up To Quality is a five–star quality rating and improvement system that administered by ODE and the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. The program [...]
Brightside Academy Ohio holds Turkey Giveaway
Brightside Academy Ohio decided to share a little holiday cheer by hosting a Turkey Giveaway at the St. Clair location on Thursday, December 20th. Brightside Academy Ohio in conjunction with the Cleveland Food Bank and the City of Cleveland distributed over 100 frozen turkeys and other holiday food staples to all Brightside Academy Ohio – St. Clair families, who signed up to receive. Brightside Academy Ohio’s goal was to bring their families together and give beyond the child care and educational services that their children receive daily. Courtney Harris, Brightside Academy Ohio [...]
Brightside Academy Ohio participates in the Cuyahoga County Fathers Walk 2018
Thursday, September 20, 2018 was an amazing day for families at Brightside Academy Ohio. Fathers and father figures from all our Brightside Academy Ohio locations accompanied their children to school as they participated in the Cuyahoga County Annual Fathers Walk event. Our kids and their family were ecstatic. The Fathers Walk is sponsored by the Cuyahoga County Fatherhood Initiative. The mission is create a healthy engagement between fathers, male mentors and their children by bringing them to school and creating valuable time together. This year, we honored dad by rolling out [...]
Brightside Academy Ohio Partners with TheraPeds
Did you know that is's never too early to help students get on the right track for learning and growing? There are a lot of benefits to early intervention and now Brightside Academy Ohio is adding to every classroom. FREE Speech and Language Services FREE Occupational Therapy We've partnered with TheraPeds to provide speech theray, occupational therapy, physical therapy and behavioral counseling during school hours at no cost to you! TheraPeds will work with you, our Academy children and our teachers to support and to strengthen positive outcomes for each [...]