Bright Beginnings Preschool
A mission of St. John’s, Bright Beginnings is a preschool established to provide children ages 2-5 of all races, creeds, and ethnic backgrounds with a stimulating learning environment.
Bright Beginnings Episcopal Preschool is a small program with space for up to 20 children between 2-5 years old. We are open five days a week from 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Throughout the day, we focus on the development of the whole child by emphasizing the process, not the product. We value individuality and offer support in creating confident, independent and well-rounded children.
Our teachers have a variety of experience working with children and families.They participate in ongoing trainings and meet or exceed the Wyoming state licensing requirements.
We believe in inspiring creativity, stimulating curiosity, building independent thinkers, establishing social and emotional stability, and encouraging problem solving. Our program will prepare any child for the kindergarten classroom while ensuring they have fun along the way.
Bright Beginnings provides a warm and loving environment where first-time school goers and seasoned ones alike, feel welcome and accepted. Our nurturing atmosphere and low student-teacher ratio provide children with plenty of individual attention that positively encourages each child to develop in his/her own unique way.
We offer a rich, versatile, well-planned curriculum that considers the social, emotional, physical, cognitive, and creative needs of each child. Quality children's literature and real life experiences are the foundations upon which our curriculum is designed, with special aid from “Handwriting without Tears” and “Zoo-phonics.” Children are involved in cooking, art, music, dramatic play, Chapel time, yoga, science, math and literacy-building activities, and of course, indoor and outdoor free play. We also utilize the Start Bus and take frequent field trips throughout the year, including Story Time at the library, art classes at the Wildlife Museum, Children’s Museum, the Fire and Police Stations, Sled Dog races, the Teton County Fair, Teton Village, etc.
Our learning environment is both inside and out. In our facility, we have four large sunlit rooms to explore, including a creative arts center, reading loft, dramatic play area, napping space, sensory table, hands-on manipulatives and block building area. Outside, we have two fenced yards where the children have access to fresh air, new custom designed climbing structures, playhouse, and gross motor activities. This dual environment provides countless opportunities to develop a life-long love of learning.
A DAY IN THE LIFE
7:30 – 9:00 AM: Kids arrive during this window of time. They enjoy free play with their friends through stations exploration.
9:00 AM: The kids enjoy a morning snack (which we provide).
9:30 AM: Break into small groups to focus on age-appropriate development skills
11:00 AM: Outside play on one of our two custom-designed playgrounds
12:00 PM: Lunchtime! Each child brings his or her own lunch.
1:00 PM: Nap time, a semi-popular activity
3:00 PM: Wake-up time
3:15 PM: We have afternoon snack (again, provided by the school).
3:30/4 PM: The children participate in a group activity, which may range from Chapel Time, music and movement, science, sensory play, gross motor games, yoga, etc.
4:30 – 5:30 PM: More outside free play!
2 days $490
3 days $698
4 days $898
5 days $1,082
FOR MORE, CONTACT
Blakeney Spong, Director of Preschool | 307-699-5087 | [email protected]
160 North Glenwood Street | P.O. Box 1690 Jackson, Wyoming 83001