Welcome to Brightside Academy’s Harrisburg Pike preschool program! Our preschool classrooms provide everything your child needs for continued growth and preparation for a key transition – entering kindergarten at the end of the program. Our preschoolers receive free meals and get the benefits of a quality school readiness curriculum.
During the year we bring in special guests to read and teach something new to our children. Some of our guests have included community leaders, local farms, local police or fire departments, soccer workshops and more.
Your Preschooler’s Day
In preschool the focus is on learning and preparation for Kindergarten. Your preschooler’s day is filled with fun learning activities, circle time, indoor and outdoor playtime, group meals, quiet activities, and rest time. Through individual or small groups, children are guided to interest areas. They explore reading, songs, writing, math and science with their teacher.
Communication with Parents
At the end of the day you receive a daily report with a summary of your child’s day. The sheet provides specific information on
- Amount of food they ate
- Amount of sleep they had
- School readiness progress in five developmental areas
- Learning activities your child participated in during the day
- Important reminders or other information
Transition to Kindergarten and Graduation
As time approaches for your child to graduate from our preschool program, the Harrisburg Pike location offers guidance and information on how to register your child for kindergarten. Additionally, we partner with the Franklin County School District and local Charter schools to help you prepare for this step.
Preschool graduation is an exciting time for you and your child. Brightside Academy Harrisburg Pike takes time to celebrate this milestone with your family at the end of summer. This is the perfect time to begin thinking about any before and after school care needs once your child attends school. Brightside Academy is proud to offer the Hilltop community before and after school care during the school year.
Every child is special and we take pride in providing the care and experiences your preschooler needs to appropriately transition into school.