Our Transition Classroom is specifically designed for children leaving the infant/toddler stage and transitioning into full-on preschoolers. Children in our transition class are full of energy and eager to learn about new things. That’s why our teachers provide plenty of opportunities for both physical activities and learning in a safe, nurturing environment. Our fully trained teaching staff recognizes important developmental milestones and works closely with Brighton’s in-house therapy team to ensure that all children are on track with their developmental progress.
What to expect in the Brighton Transition Classroom
In the Brighton Transition Classroom, children will:
Learn the ABC’s, numbers 1-10 and basic shapes.
Extend their vocabulary through flash cards & story time to achieve speaking with 2-4 word sentences that express their wants, needs and emotions.
Learn how to follow simple directions and transition from activities easily.
Begin learning how to clean up toys after playtime.
Be engaged in many conversations with the teacher and other children to help practice social and emotional skills.
Further develop their fine motor skills through family-style dining, including learning to use an open cup rather than a sippy cup.
Children thrive off of a routine with just the right amount of structure and flexibility because it helps their minds know what to expect and be mentally prepared to take on the day. Our daily schedule gives students plenty of opportunities for teacher directed instruction, child led exploration, and socialization within large and small group learning experiences. We also take our learning outdoors twice a day and give our brains a rest after lunch time. Students are provided with breakfast, lunch, and an afternoon snack.
We ask that you arrive prior to 8:15 if you’d like your child to have breakfast and that all students are here no later than 9:30am on a daily basis. Our earliest drop off time is 7:00am and the latest pick up time is 6:00pm. The bulk of our curriculum will take place between 8:30 and 4:30 and we want to ensure that all of our students are getting the most out of what each day has to offer.
Starting Fall 2021, there are now 1 teacher for every 6 children in EVERY classroom. That is a 70% LOWER teacher to child ratio than most childcare centers.
Low ratios are essential to providing young children with high quality, meaningful learning experiences. We pride ourselves on following NAEYC standard ratios and ensuring we are attentive and engaged with each of our students and providing the best possible care and education.
Our teachers are amazing, devoted, and highly talented. They genuinely care for the students in their class and have the experience and education to create learning experiences and relationships that will last a lifetime. In each classroom at least one of the teachers has a college degree either in education or a closely related field. In most of our classrooms, both the lead and assistant teachers have a degree and/or certification. All of our teachers pursue ongoing training and education on an annual basis and receive at least 30 hours of training each year. 90% of our teachers have been with Brighton for more than a year and the majority have been with us for several years. We also, have substitutes on staff so that when our teachers need to be out, our students will still have a familiar face. Finally, our teachers are supported by an experienced administrative team, ensuring all of our students receive a great learning experience.
When you eat well, you grow, learn, and feel well.
We make a conscious effort to help our students enjoy a variety of tasty and nutritious meals each day. All of our meals align with the guidelines set forth by the USDA, but we also take care to use fresh, high quality ingredients and prepare each meal with love and tons of tasty flavors. One of the best ways to get children interested in trying new foods is by involving them in the process. Our students help plant herbs and veggies in our garden, maintain the garden, participate in a variety of cooking activities in the classroom, give feedback on foods they would like to have on next month’s menu, and practice family style dining.
At Brighton’s Preschool Centers we understand that Parents play a vital role in the development of their children. That is why we involve our parents in ongoing curriculum and center activities. In addition, we meet annually with parents and discuss their child’s current developmental progress and goals to ensure we are working together towards kindergarten readiness.
Communication between teachers and parents is a high priority at Brighton Center. We recognize the trust you place in us with your children and take that responsibility seriously. That’s why we have partnered with Procare to provide parents information, progress reports, photos, videos, and more of their children while they are in our care.
To always keep parents in the loop, we use a communication system called Procare.
It’s available for your smart device and will help you to share important information with teachers and create a comprehensive record of all the great things your child is learning at Brighton Center. All families automatically receive emails from Procare which contain photos and details about their child’s day.
With Procare, Parents can:
Easily message center staff via the app
Receive any alerts or announcements in real time
View upcoming schedules
See a calendar of upcoming activities
View attendance for your child (week or month)
View activities: naps, meals, playtime and learning
Understand how your child is doing against developmental milestones
See photos and videos of your child in action
Use GPS-enabled curbside check-in or QR code technology for a contactless experience
“My two boys are now attending Brighton. We tried enrolling my 2 year old at another daycare and he hated it. He would cry as soon as he saw the school and was always crying when I picked him up. Needless to say we took him out in less than a week, and looked for another daycare for him and my infant. That’s when we found Brighton. It’s night and day at Brighton! We are on our second week and they love it and the teachers. No crying, no fussing, and they are learning so much! My 2 year old is talking more and he even wants to potty train. The baby has learned to clap his hands and say, “yay!” You can tell the teachers care about the students and I love that! We feel so comfortable with them there because we know we no longer have to worry when we leave them. They are in good hands!”