All our preschool programs are mixed-aged programs for three to five-year olds. A child must be three by September 30th in order to enter the program.

There are up to 24 children and three teachers in each of the three rooms.

These rooms are full-day programs that combine preschool and childcare.

Activity centers, such as, housekeeping, reading, blocks, art and manipulative centers promote playing in small groups. Children's inquiries and interests are used to create a curriculum.  Children learn best when we use their ideas and help them to explore these ideas.

7:00-8:30 Big Bird Room
7:30-8:15 Indoor Playground - Children who arrive early
8:15-9:30 Snack & Free Play
9:30-9:45 Circle time
9:45-10:45 Planned activity time
10:45-11:00 Bathroom & clean-up time
11:00-12:00 Outdoor time, weather permitting
12:00-12:15 Story time
12:15-1:00 Lunch & clean-up
1:00-2:30 Rest time
2:30-3:30 Snack & free play
3:30-4:30 Indoor Playground (each room is in for 20 min.)
4:30-5:30 Activities of choice

We integrate prewriting, pre-math and language skills into each project. Activities are planned to promote gross motor skills; to improve upon fine motor skills; to increase the child's language development and awareness of number concepts; and to foster independence by learning self-help skills and problem solving.

Enrichment is provided in the form of a visit from a music teacher, who introduces new songs and rhythms on a weekly basis and occasional field trips to museums, parks and live performances. Optional swimming lessons are available during the summer through the YMCA.

For part time, we cannot accommodate Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday schedules.  

An overtime charge in 15- minute increments will be charged for any late pick-up for any reason beyond 6:00 P.M.

All pre-school children are required to be at the center by 9:30 AM.


This is a part-time program that runs just like the school year. The hours are from 8:45 to 11:45. When there is no public school, there is no Bright Start. The tuition is a monthly charge for Bright Start. The monthly charge depends on how many days your child is signed up for. The curriculum and schedule are the same as they are for preschool.