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Bright Beginnings Preschool & Childcare Center

5625 Gray Road
Traverse City, MI 49684

(231) 995-9444


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"The mission of Bright Beginnings is to provide a safe, warm and caring environment for children to learn and grow. We strive to make our school feel like an extension of your home. We want to equip our students with the tools to succeed in kindergarten and to help them develop a passion for learning. We want to nurture each child's self worth by creating an environment in which they know they belong and feel free to express their creativity and individuality. We strive to be good role models for our students and to reward their efforts to learn good manners. We want to instill values of equality and respect for one another and to promote problem solving skills.

Most importantly we want to welcome all families with the love of Christ. We want our students to know that God loves them and that they are very important to him. We are respectful of each families religious beliefs and traditions.
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"6:30am – 8:30am Breakfast and freeplay
8:30am – 11:45am Learning centers, circle time, snack and outdoor play
11:45am –12:15pm Lunch
12:15pm – 12:30pm Nap preparation and group story time
12:30pm – 2:30pm Rest and quiet time
2:30pm – 3:15pm Wake up, group story time
3:15pm – 3:30pm Afternoon snack
3:30pm – 6:30pm Indoor / outdoor free play and learning centers

Excerpted from the preschool's website