Opportunities, options, and choices.
The Bright & Early Curriculum includes optional CT child enrichment programs to add depth to your child’s holistic education. Your child may choose to participate in Bright & Early hosted Enrichment Programs for additional fees. See your director for more information.
We get your child moving every day! Whether an infant is learning to reach, roll, crawl or walk or a preschooler is riding a tricycle, dancing or playing four-square, they will move! Exercise is built into our curriculum at every stage of growth and development.
Music and Movement Classes
The Bright & Early Music & Movement enrichment program is an important part of the curriculum. Teachers lead their students in Music & Movement classes held in our indoor gyms as part of the Learning Experience Plan. Bean bags, hula-hoops, silk parachutes, musical instruments and appropriate children’s music all engage children in exciting and energizing activities. Your child will learn basic dance moves, develop physical self-confidence and participate in a group with friends.
The outdoor playgrounds provide space and equipment where your child will develop gross motor skills, strength, mobility and coordination. You will hear voices singing, hands clapping and feet stomping every day at Bright & Early. You will see the rosy cheeks, sparkling eyes and smiling faces of children who exercise every day!
Because we know that good health goes hand-in-hand with learning, our curriculum for the classroom includes conversations and activities about health and exercise. Teachers create and develop Learning Experience Plans that educate children about exercise – where to exercise, fun ways to exercise and why it is important to us. Our goal is to encourage your child to enjoy regular exercise and develop a lifetime of healthy activity.
Toddler & Preschool Soccer Program
The Goran Vasic Soccer Academy Kiddie Soccer Program is offered by professional soccer player Goran Vasic. The kids soccer program is geared toward Toddlers and Preschoolers who want to become quick on their feet and learn beginning soccer skills. Children will engage in exercise, develop their team-building spirits, as well as work on their hand-eye coordination skills. The clinics run year-round, indoor and outdoor. Free clinics are hosted yearly for your child to try before signing up. Ask your director when the next free clinic will be held!
Tumblebus Gymnastic Classes
Tumblebus Gymnastic Classes are held at Bright & Early for children aged 2 – 5 years old. The mobile Tumblebus visits our centers and appropriate age children may choose to participate in fun, gymnastic activities. The equipment is all child-sized therefore the progress children make is remarkable. Children are comfortable and less intimidated while using the perfectly sized Olympic Apparatus such as pre-bars, floor balance beam, tumbling mat and vaulting horse.