Preparing Your Child For Every Transition
Welcome to Brightside Academy’s preschool program! Our preschool classrooms provide daytime child care to meet children’s needs for continued growth and preparation into a key transition – entering kindergarten at the end of the program. We believe a healthy transition in this period helps build healthy transitions and attachments in the future.
The Benefits Of Pre Schooling
Your Preschooler’s Day of Learning
In preschool, the focus is on learning and preparation for school. Your child’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.
During the year we also bring in special guests to read or 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.
Sponsored Education Programs
Brightside Academy believes in opportunity for every child and is proud to partner with state-sponsored initiatives to offer early education programs that might not otherwise be available to certain students. Below, you’ll see a list of the child care programs we offer. These programs often vary by location. Check out the locations page to find out the specific programs offered by your preferred academy, and be sure to check other nearby locations as well.
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
The food they ate
The 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 preschool, many of our sites offer transition workshops with information on how to register for kindergarten. Some even partner with local school districts and schools to help you prepare for this step.
Preschool graduation is an exciting time for you and your child. Our locations take 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 our communities before and after school care at most of our locations.
Every child is special and we take pride in providing the care and experiences your preschooler needs to appropriately transition into school.