Bright Start Learning Center has provided care for Leadville families since 2005. We offer year-round care for children aged 12 months (walking) up to 7 years old. Children do not have to be potty trained; we will work with families if children are showing an interest in using the restroom such as providing tips and supporting strategies that are being used at home.
Our curriculum is based on child-led learning with teachers acting as a support for their learning. We also strive to help children develop essential skills to support their social-emotional growth, fine and gross motor skills, literacy, and verbal skills through play-based strategies
Routine helps children know what to expect every day when they come to Bright Start. In order to help establish this routine, the children follow an approximate schedule:
(We would appreciate it for all of our Butterflies to be here no later than 9:30 A.M. to participate in all activities)
Parents and guardians, sometimes our naptime might run early or late depending on how tired children are for the day. We understand the importance rest has on their bodies and growth, and we do not force children to sleep but recommend at least 30 minutes of rest.
Toddler (Caterpillars) Program
Caterpillars Room 1
Our toddler program serves children from the ages of 12 months to 36 months. In order for your child to be considered for our toddler program, we follow regulations where the child has to be able to walk independently. Our staff are trained in proper diapering procedures and will assist in the transition from diapers to potty and leaving behind the pacifier and/or bottle as needed when your child is developmentally ready. Children in this group focus on basic skills such as learning how to share, identifying colors, and shapes, being introduced to new words, holding utensils, and more.
From our Parents...
"We appreciate the professionalism of your staff and the straight forward communication we receive as parents. We feel like 'part of the team' in the care of our children. We are thrilled our children are greeted with smiles and enthusiasm every day they are dropped off...this means SO much!"