My 3 year old son began attending Bright Beginnings in August. He had been in an in home daycare and we felt he was ready for a more academic setting. He absolutely loves it and so do we! His teachers have been wonderful. They helped get him completely potty trained so quickly. They support our decisions as parents and do a really good job of communicating with us. We couldn't be happier with the decision to choose Bright Beginnings and would recommend it to anyone looking!
My husband and I have been VERY happy with Bright Beginnings. But more importantly, our daughter loves this school and has teachers that love her and care about her well-being and education. I highly suggest this preschool to all of my friends or to anyone who is looking for the best care possible for their child.
This place is the best!!! You will not find a more caring, educational preschool anywhere in Dunedin than Bright Beginnings. My son started at this school 3 years ago this May and he is now in Kindergarten and is at the top of his class. I have no doubt that it's because of the extensive curriculum that this school has to offer. And yes, they are a very structured and educational school and not just a daycare like other schools in surrounding area.
We love everything about this school! The staff is both qualified and caring. The owner is always on the premises and this is very important to us, as is their state-of the-art security system. Everything is bright, new, and very clean. The school is artistically decorated with colorful and friendly murals. Our 3 year old son is very happy there and he loves his teacher Miss Cathy. We highly recommend this school!
I'm so happy we get to have our son spending his days at Bright Beginnings. His communication and social skills have grown immensely since enrolling in January and he's such a happy little kid there. Having come from an in-home daycare, I was concerned at first about the number of kids in his class, but I have been really pleased with the care and attention our son gets from his teachers. I'm always able to check in with them whenever I need to, and they take the time to talk to me about my kiddo's development--they really know and understand him. I also LOVE being able to see the Facebook pictures of the kids throughout the day. The facility is kid-friendly, clean, inviting, and is like a second home for our son. He's happy and we're happy!
We transitioned our son from a small home daycare to this school after hearing all the good things parents in our playgroup had to say about this preschool. Moving to this preschool has been nothing but positive for him. The environment itself is loving, warm, and safe. The owners take pride in their facility, and everything is clean, secure, and well attended to. We are so pleased with the range of activities offered to the children, from songs and stories to art, sign language and spanish. The learning structure is perfect to keep him busy and learning new things every day. Our high-energy son benefits from a structured schedule. We have found the staff to be very caring and attentive to our little guy, and they make a great effort to communicate any challenges and/or accomplishments that come up throughout the day. We couldn't be more pleased with our decision to come to Bright Beginnings.
My daughter has attended this preschool program for 2 years now. We've been really happy with Bright Beginnings. I don't speak Spanish or know sign language, but my daughter does thanks to her teachers and she is only 3 years old! She happily sings songs in Spanish and talks to herself in Spanish when she plays. She has also been developing a great deal socially and emotionally to be a kind and sharing girl, which makes me very happy. She used to get upset with her cousins and neighborhood children when they came over to our house and played with her toys, but now she is much better at sharing. At school the other day she was playing playdough with some other children and another child came up to them and wanted to play but there was none left. She pulled up a seat for him and gave him half her playdough, I was really proud. She has grown not just intellectually, but also socially and emotionally since she has attended this school (she started at a year old here). The teachers pay a lot of attention to this and use teachable moments to demonstrate manners and good character when opportunities arise. They teach good behavior in a child led way, where the kids discuss how they feel about certain things and brainstorm appropriate responses. I love this school and am very happy with the teachers and structured learning program.
We went to several child care places in Dunedin, Clearwater and Palm Harbor before deciding on Bright Beginnings. Once you see all the other places out there, you will see that this place is the nicest in the area. It feels like home when you walk in the front doors and every one is always smiling and happy. It feels different, like brighter and happier than any other school we toured. Our son goes to this school and he is very happy there. He used to go to another school in the area, and he would hide and cry every morning when it was time to leave the house. Now when it is time to leave, he is all smiles. When we enter the school, he hardly says goodbye before running right into his classroom. What I particularly like about the Bright Beginnings is that everyone is a team and management is there for us, something that few other daycare do. The school's director explained to me that their focus is on the children, the curriculum, and the teachers. My son has been there for 2 years now and we are excited for him to graduate VPK with all of his friends he's made since he's been there. He seems to learn something new every day and is very happy. What a difference THIS school has made!
I have a 1yr old and 4yr old that attend this preschool and they are learning more than my other friend s children that go to a nearby preschool. I have referred all my friends with children to Bright Beginnings and only a few have made it in because they have a waiting list, but it s definitely worth the wait! My children know basic sign language and spanish and so much more. This school believes in giving preschoolers a good education. Their website is outstanding but it doesn't do the physical preschool justice. You must see this school in person to get a true understanding of the amenities it offers. The classrooms are full of life (lots of rich color and fun murals, toys and resources), the playground is big and shaded like a park and their indoor treehouse is nothing like I've ever seen in a preschool before. You will be impressed and your children will be very happy!
They are a very structured and educational school and not just a daycare like other schools in surrounding area. They have monthly themes that range from the solar system to all about Florida. They are light years ahead in what they teach children and they keep it at a level that the children not only understand but absorb and talk about to our family and friends with such excitement and in such detail that it amazes them. Sometimes I feel like my child is like a walking encyclopedia. My friends are amazed because their children are not learning these things at their schools. I have had a few of them switch their children over to Bright Beginnings and they thank me all the time. The teachers are friendly and always smiling and laughing. They love the children and you can tell that they are there for the love of teaching and not just for a job. I now have my 2nd child in their program and he is learning to sign as well as speak Spanish words. This school is the best preschool in the county. They plan so many fun themed event days for the children, they allow parent participation and they incorporate Spanish and sign language into their lessons every single day. They post pictures on Facebook for all the parents to see during the day while they are at work. It gives me comfort to see what my child does during the day while I m at work. Their snacks and lunches are nutritious, their security system is second to none, their indoor tree house is huge and the playground is like a park. The tuition rates are very comparable to the other places yet they offer so much more and they are open longer than most place which helps working parents like us. The owners are there every day and take care of anything I need. I don t know how they do it but I am just glad they do it. Thank you Bright Beginnings!!!