Ms. Maria and Ms. Karen were my son’s teachers. We couldn’t have found more caring and creative professionals. I knew each day when I dropped him off he was in good hands. The location was so convenient because it is only a few blocks away from where I live. Previously my kids had attended schools that were at least a 20 minute walk. It doesn’t sound like a lot but pregnant or in cold weather the extra time makes a difference. Because the food was served family style it helped my son adjust to eating a variety of items and to having good manners at the table. We still visit the school on a regular basis to say hi to the teachers my son loves so much. This school is the best secret in town. When my son was going there, I didn’t tell anyone who asked about preschools that it existed because I wanted to keep it a secret!!! It has the best teacher student ratio in the downtown area.
Words cannot express how grateful and fortunate I feel to have had both my son and daughter attend Bright Beginnings. Not only did my children learn important social skills like how to share and take turns, they also learned many kindergarten readiness shills like letters, numbers, etc. Additionally the program was an immense help to me with potty training and other self help skills such as cleaning up after yourself. My children are not picky eaters and I attribute that to the family style eating approach the class takes which has the benefit of exposing children to different varieties of food. Without a doubt, the best part of the program are the teachers who are incredibly loving and supportive. The staff was so wonderful at keeping me and my husband abreast with our children’s daily social, emotional and developmental growth. I have nothing but fond memories of out time spent with Bright Beginnings.
Words can’t hardly express our thanks for each and every Bright Beginnings early childhood teacher and staff person that has been a part of our family for three years. We enrolled Basia to Bright Beginnings when she was only two years old. She was very hesitant and spent the first month, and then some, crying. Her lack of trust and security was very apparent, and rather an obstacle to overcome. Gradually, with the all teaches and staff members she has transformed from a tearful, reserved, and withdrawn toddler into an amazing, very intelligent, outgoing, and verbal young girl. Now she is a very productive 1st grader that is successful both academically and socially. The credit of her success truly belongs to those of you who have taught and mentored Basia on a daily basis. You have gone above and beyond just “doing a job.” You have loved, nurtured, and made lasting positive impressions on her life. You have given her a strong, stable foundation to build upon for future success.
Both our children were students at Bright Beginnings from the time they turned 2 until they enrolled in public pre-K. Even though each has an entirely different personality, they both loved the school and thrived there. Everything from the teachers and curriculum to the welcoming, fun space are wonderful. They have an abundance of indoor and outdoor play space–a rarity in NYC–and have an engaged and terrific teaching staff. We were truly sad each time we “graduated” from the program. It was like a second family to our kids. It also prepared them very well for when they started “real” school at pre-K, both socially and academically. We love Bright Beginnings NYC!
I can’t say enough great things about Bright Beginnings! The teachers are so caring, patient and kind. The admissions director is wonderful to work with, she is extremely informative and responsive. They have access to a wonderful outdoor park and new activities for the kids everyday. They have such creative ways of teaching the kids. My 2.5 year old son loves Bright Beginnings!