"Our daughters loved the art and special classes like dance and computer. As they grew they learned Spanish, sign language, learned to count and read and write. We love all the amazing things my girls learned at Bright Beginnings Academy!
1. ALL LEAD TEACHERS ARE DEGREED
We are dedicated to giving your child a great academic head start.
That’s why all our teachers degreed and all our teacher’s assistants have or are currently pursuing a CDA (Child Development Associate Credential).
While State Licensing requires 20 hours of additional training and 10 hours for assistants/staff, all members of our team members nearly double the required training hours to ensure we are the best.
2. ONE OF THE FIRST TO BE PART OF GROW NJ KIDS INITIATIVE
It’s our mission to prove the best, quality education and childcare services in the South Jersey community. We are excited to be part of the first group of schools transitioning to be a part of the Grow NJ Kids.
GNJK is a state-sponsored initiative designed to raise the quality of childcare and early learning throughout New Jersey. Learn more about Grow NJ Kids Here.
3. WE TEACH CALM BREATHING AND STRESS RELIEF TOOLS
We believe strong academics are not enough to raise happy, successful and resilient children. Children also need to learn how to manage stress, difficult emotions and feel confident
That’s why our Kindergarten class is introduced to our weekly Mindful Beginnings Program that infuses calm breathing and peaceful pauses throughout their day.
All our teachers are currently participating in additional mindfulness and yoga for classroom training. When both the teachers and students feel calm, it creates a more positive classroom environment.
4. WE OFFER DAILY HEALTHY SNACKS
We love to teach our kids the importance of healthy eating. That’s why during every meal, your child is offered a variety of fruit and veggies to keep them strong and healthy.
5. ALL STAFF IS CPR AND FIRST AID CERTIFIED
Every single teacher and teacher's assistant in our buildings are CPR and First Aid Certified! You can always rest assured your loved one is always safe.
6. AMAZING DISCOUNTS AND REFERRAL PROGRAM
To show our appreciation to loyal families and self-less service workers, we offer amazing discounts.
We offer a 10% Sibling Discount and a 5% discount for service workers – Teachers, Military, Veterans, Police and Fire Fighters.
Also, we offer a terrific Referral program where both the referring and referred family gets a $100 discount. How amazing is that?!
7. OUR FOREIGN LANGUAGE PROGRAM IS OUT OF THIS WORLD
Learning a foreign language at a young age sets the stage for your child’s future success in learning a new language!
From Infant to Preschool, children get daily exposure to Spanish and our Kindergarten class has Spanish class once a week.
8. OUR UNBELIEVABLE PLAYGROUNDS
We love giving our little ones fresh air. Our state of the art playgrounds will make your kids jump for joy! We have separate age-appropriate playgrounds to ensure your children are safe.
9. ENGAGING FIELD TRIPS, ASSEMBLIES, AND FUN GUEST SPEAKERS
We are always planning exciting adventures for your child outside of the classroom. From pumpkin picking, Philadelphia Zoo, Storybook Land, Camden Aquarian, Philadelphia Art Museum, Symphony and Firehouse we always exposing your child to something new, educational and enlightening.
Have a brilliant idea for a field trip? Tell us! We love parent input and ideas!
We’ve had some incredible involvement with our guest speakers at Bright Beginnings Academy. We have had science guys, authors, Ronald McDonald, Santa and many others visit too. The list goes on and on.
If you’re interested in coming in to be a guest speaker or know someone who would be great, please let us know! We are always trying to involve our parents.
10. WEEKLY MUSIC SESSIONS TAUGHT BY A CERTIFIED MUSIC TEACHER
We love to embrace the whole child. We are thrilled that from Infants to First grade we offer a weekly music class with a certified music teacher at both schools. Isn't that music to your ears?!
11. INCREDIBLE SPECIALTY CAMPS
Exposing your little ones to new and exciting activities is so easy when they are offered at school! From our amazing Yoga Birdies classes to Soccer Shots, Tennis or Golf, your child can find their passion by trying something new.
12. INTERACTIVE SMART-BOARD BY HATCH
Over 1500 educational activities are built into the program that helps children learn language, math, science and social studies. All children 3 years and up, get scheduled sessions each week. Teachers select activities that reinforce skills they are learning in the classroom.
Plus, we watch Go Noodle Brain Break videos too!!
13. WE PLANT VEGETABLE AND FRUIT GARDENS
We love to teach our kids how foods grow. From Spring-Fall we grow fruits and veggies in our gardens. Our children enjoy eating all the yummy, organic food from the garden.
14. WE TEACH LIFE SKILLS
Children are not just being taught schoolwork. They are taught to clean up after themselves, say “please and thank you”, washing hands and feeding themselves. We teach how to be good friends, we help others in need in our community and we focus on trying our best and not being perfect. That builds confidence and independence in your little ones.e
15. WE HAVE A COMBINED 320 YEARS OF TOTAL TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Yup, you read that right! With a combined 320 years of teaching experience, you know your child is receiving the best care in South Jersey.