About Bright Beginnings Academy

Over 35 Years of Child Care & Teaching

Locally Owned and Operated since 1978, serving the Sewell, NJ and Cherry Hill, NJ areas.  We provide premier Child Care, Preschool, Kindergarten and summer camp programs. 

Serving Infants Through Kindergarten

We are proud of the Grow NJ Kids initiative and implement a blend of hands-on-learning through exploratory and social-emotional development with our high-quality educational curriculum.

Flexible Schedules & Enrollment

*Registration is open for 12 months.*

Flexible 2, 3 or 5-day schedules:
Full-Day and Half- Day Preschool
Full Day Kindergarten Summer Camp

Our Philosophy

WE SUPPORT THE WHOLE CHILD:
EMOTIONAL, CREATIVE, INTELLECTUAL, AND PHYSICAL

Our goal is to provide a developmentally appropriate preschool and kindergarten curriculum that supports each child's social, emotional, cognitive and physical growth. 

We know that children learn best through play.

Allowing a combination of choice driven, teacher guided and exploration activities ensure both teachers and students are active partners in shaping the educational experience.

By providing a balance of well-planned teacher guided encounters along with child initiated activities, children grow and learn while having fun, exploring and embracing their own choices.

Our school adheres to the Grow NJ Kids Standards. We have combined a new Highscope curriculum with our long-standing, prestigious educational curriculum to foster a balance of learning through hands-on experiences and strong academics which integrates all aspects of child development.

WE NURTURE A LOVE OF LEARNING AND EXPLORING

Our staff is carefully trained to facilitate difference activities and develop interesting and challenging activities that inspire children to successfully learn.

Children are competent learners who naturally engage in interesting activities.

We plan activities designed to nurture the whole child by listening to their interests and developing learning activities around those interests.

Children have ample time to grow and develop skills by trying new activities in a safe setting. We preview present, review allowing children lots of time for repetition.

WE EMBRACE EACH CHILD'S UNIQUE STRENGTHS

We know that children must feel comfortable at school to be able to learn.

Nurturing each child’s uniqueness is essential to building self-confidence. When children aren’t comfortable, they will not be receptive to learning and able to fully participate in group and individual activities.

Since each child develops at his or her own pace, we foster a strong sense of self by giving positive praise to reinforce each child's unique strengths.

Therefore, we do not compare children with each other but rather document and chart each child’s individual progress and nurture their unique strengths, skills, and personality.

SAFETY IS OUR #1 PRIORITY

The safety of your child and your peace of mind are of utmost importance to us.

That’s why we provide the SAFEST child care environment by:

  1. SECURED LOCKED DOORS:

All parents and visitors must ring the bell to be allowed to enter our building. All visitors must provide identification: we limit visitors permitted into building to potential families, approved extended family and parent designated drop off and pick up individuals.

  1. BACKGROUND CHECKS:

We do background checks on all teachers, staff-members, and specials teachers who come into our school to teach our children.

  1. MEET STATE LICENSING STANDARDS:

We go above and beyond to make sure our schools meet the standards of the State of NJ fire and health departments and are in good standing with the State of New Jersey licensing department. So you can be rest-assured our building is a safe environment for your loved ones.

  1. SECURE TIME CLOCKING:

We have a secure and confidential time clocking system to ensure we know who exactly is in our building at all times.

  1. EXCELLENT CREDENTIALS AND TRAINING OF STAFF:

Each staff member is given a position after a lengthy interview process which includes full background and reference verification, CPS (Child Protective Services), CRC (Criminal Record Check), a minimum of 8 hours of initial orientation and a minimum of 24 additional training hours a year. Our staff is required CPR, First Aid, MAT (Medical Administration Training) as well.

  1. STATE OF THE ART SECURITY SYSTEM

We have state of the art cameras inside and outside of our schools for your added protection, safety and peace of mind.

WE TEACH SKILLS TO MANAGE ANXIETY, DIFFICULT EMOTIONS AND BUILD CONFIDENCE

We believe strong academics are not enough to raise happy, successful and confident children.

That’s we incorporate the Mindful Beginnings Program into our Kindergarten classroom.

This one-of-a-kind training, is created and led by certified Kids Yoga, Meditation and Mindful Mama Coach, Tejal V Patel. It leads the classroom into mindfulness training that helps kids learn calm breathing and tools to help them build confidence, kindness and learn how to navigate difficult emotions and stress.

The teachers practice these tools with the students to incorporate peaceful pauses throughout their busy day to help them refocus, re-energize and reset their energy.

So not only do we believe in giving your children Bright Beginnings. We give them a BRIGHT Future too.

**This is a pilot program. We will be training all teachers how to incorporate age appropriate mindfulness tools during the school day in the near future.