Celebrating Black History Month

The infants and children at Bright Beginnings have been busy honoring Black History Month by celebrating compassion, kindness, diversity and creativity.

They've been doing this by giving lots of hugs and practicing gentle touches...

stimulating their ears and minds by listening to different genres of music, including jazz and blues...

using their senses to touch and explore bubbles, paints and shaving cream!

We are OPEN!

We are very happy and excited to announce that we are now open! We have immediate openings for our infant and toddler rooms. We proudly feature:

  • healthy, organic catered meals
  • Montessori and Reggio Emilia inspired teacher approaches
  • child-guided, play-based curriculum
  • ongoing consultations with our child psychologist
  • free access to Brightwheel, providing parents with continuous updates, posts, pictures and messages regarding their child's experiences and development!

Call or email to schedule a tour!

Enjoy the slide show below

 

 

 

 

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WE'RE HAVING AN OPEN HOUSE! Come join us Saturday, November 5th from 3-5pm

The time has finally come! A November 2016 opening is now a reality and we invite all interested parents to come check-out our new center. We'll be having an Open House Saturday, November 5th from 3-5pm. Feel free to stop by, bring the whole family and check out our new center. Can't make the open house? Please give us a call or email to schedule a tour…hope to see you soon!

 

JOIN OUR TEAM!

Bright Beginnings Early Learning Center is looking to open this summer and we are now accepting applications for all teaching positions (full and part-time) for our infant, toddler and child classrooms.

Truly special applicants are desired! Applicants must be energetic, warm, caring and passionate individuals who have a genuine interest in working with infants and young children. Enthusiasm and willingness to collaborate with fellow staff and parents is essential, as are strong interpersonal skills and the ability to help promote a safe, trusting and engaging environment for each infant/child and their families.

To apply, please email a cover letter, resume and at least 2 letters of reference to info@brightbeginningschicago.com. We look forward to hearing from you!

 

 

Survey says…!

Bright Beginnings Early Learning Center is in midst of construction and licensure process. Staying true to our parent and community-focus, we'd like to invite all parents to complete a very, very brief pre-enrollment survey. The information from this survey will assist us in developing the program and tuition rates. As always, please do not hesitate to contact us directly with any questions or for further information. Here is a link to the survey:

http://goo.gl/forms/iQz5vNKFA0

Breathe in… Breathe out…

Feeling like a monster? Colbie Caillat and Common recommend a calming breath.

As we continue waiting patiently for our construction permits, we are reminded of the importance of deep breathing as a way to keep us calm and relaxed. Patience is a key virtue that Bright Beginnings finds necessary to help promote in young children, as it is certainly not a given and requires much practice. Patience helps children develop the ability to think through situations and resolve problems more rationally. It can successfully counteract impulsive and acting out behaviors, as it promotes a sense of inner calmness and control of oneself. We are excited about our program philosophy, as its led by a licensed child psychologist who understands the importance of promoting character development in young children, including the fine art of patience. Resiliency, self-regulation and self-soothing skills are by-products of this virtue.

In fact, two well-known musicians, Common and Colby Caillat, along with everyone's furry friend Elmo, have mastered the technique of deep breathing. We invite you to watch the video, share it with friends and sing along as we all continue to exhibit great patience during this development process!

 

A Day in Avondale

 
 

We are very excited to partake in 'A Day in Avondale,' the 4th annual street festival that showcases local artists and small businesses to be held, Saturday, September 26, 2015. The free and family-friendly event runs along Milwaukee Avenue, between Kimball and Belmont.

This will be our first time at the festival and we couldn't be more excited to meet new friends and neighbors. We are equally excited to partner with Ms. Anna Todaro, an artist, illustrator, and self-published picture book author. Ms. Anna also offers face painting and will be showing off her skill during the festival, along with a reading of several of her books, including “Everyone Can Hula Hoop But Me.”

We will also be available and more than happy to answer any and all questions you may have about our early learning center! Please stop by to visit us anytime during the festival, between 11am – 6pm.