Bright Beginnings Preschool

Bright Beginnings Preschool is a parent participation preschool and parent education program, founded in 1978 as the on-site Parent Participation Preschool for the FUHSD Adult School. The school's goal was to provide a program that would allow parents of preschool age children to learn parenting skills through observation and participation with their child in the preschool setting. We offer high-quality, developmentally appropriate preschool classes together with parent education. Bright Beginnings has grown from four parent participation classes in 1978, to 25 preschool classes today. Learn more about our program by watching this brief video.

Child's Program

Our experienced, credentialed teachers emphasize a variety of age appropriate activities focused on exploration and observation. This approach allows for the development of the whole child: emotional, physical, intellectual, and social. Children learn at their own pace and through their own learning style in an enriched environment. Classes are organized by age.

Parent's Program

Parents interact with and observe children in the preschool setting. They function as helpers in the classroom and on the playground. They assist the teacher and supervise for safety. Parents meet with their teacher to learn developmentally appropriate practices and discuss different aspects of raising a young child. Topics include cognitive development, social development, speech and language development, discipline techniques, and available community resources.  Weekly parent participation is required for all Bright Beginnings classes.

Preschool Registration

Registration for 2019 - 2020 preschool classes begins on Monday, April 29 at 8:30 a.m. This information applies to all new students wishing to register for Preschool Level 5 - Level 10 classes.

  • Registration will be accepted in the Office, Room 4 (no phone registration)
  • Registration will be first-come, first-served
    Registration Fee for Level 6 - 10 ($100) plus Tuition is paid at the time of enrollment.
  • Tuition for each Level is listed on 2019 Preschool Class pdf below.
  • Bring the Completed Registration Packet (forms below)
  • Reminder:  All fees paid are non-refundable
  • Forms can be found on this page and printed. Hard Copy Registration Packets are available in the office, Room 4. 

Required Forms and Actions

  • Read the Parent Handbook
  • Watch the Orientation Video
  • Complete the Emergency Form
  • Read and Sign the Liability Form
  • Complete the Child Immunization Form
  • Submit a copy of your child's official Immunization Record
  • Submit a copy of the Participating Adult's TB test results 
  • Sign the Student Agreement of Understanding
  • Bring All Documents to the Office, Room 4, pay registration fee ($100) and tuition 

*Students registering in Gymkids or Specialty classes are not required to complete these forms.

**Returning students: Your Immunization & TB test records from last year will be transferred to your new class. No need to resubmit.

Class Schedules & Forms

Curriculum

Preschool Level 5 & 6 Curriculum

Level 5 and 6 are designed to introduce 2 year olds to preschool. Level 5 is a 1-Day program and Level 6 is a 2-Day program. Both Level 5 and 6 classes encourage your child to try new things and learn at their own pace. These courses provide a balance of pre-academic and social skill opportunities.

LEVEL 5 (1-Day Program): Children 2 years old by December 31, 2019
71.5110.11 Thursday 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Room 4B
LEVEL 6 (2-Day Program): Children 2 years old by September 2, 2019
71.6210.11 Monday/Wednesday 9:15 a.m. to 12 p.m. Room 4B

Philosophy

Bright Beginnings is a developmental preschool with curriculum that focuses on the whole child: emotional, physical, intellectual and social. A variety of strategies and techniques are used to accommodate different learning styles. Activities are designed to be hands-on and developmentally appropriate. Children in Bright Beginnings learn to be self-sufficient problem solvers and thinkers. Parents learn how to participate actively and effectively to promote learning in young children.

Core Curriculum (Based on State Guidelines)

  • Small group and large group learning options
  • Math and number concepts including beginning counting and shapes
  • Pre-literacy skill development through songs and games including rhyming and directional words
  • Hands-on Science activity stream woven into quarterly curriculum
  • Large and small motor skill activities daily
  • Development of listening and speaking skills through circle time activities
  • Exploration time where each child can choose their activity and play area (inside & outside)
  • Music, art, directional games and dramatic play opportunities daily
  • Daily snack time fosters self-help and healthy eating habits.
  • 1 Community Field Trip / quarter

Parent Participation - Parents are an integral part of the preschool program

  • Participate together with your child in the preschool classroom once each week. (1-day program)
  • Parents in Level 6, 2-Day program, participate both days until their child becomes accustomed to school. Then they may choose to participate once each week in your child’s classroom. If you are absent on your assigned work-day, you must provide a sub
  • Wear a work card and supervise children at play, and at learning centers.
  • Complete all tasks as directed
  • Provide a healthy snack for the class once per quarter using the school nutritional guidelines
  • Be prepared and participate actively in the classroom and at weekly parent meeting*
  • Complete assigned reading, homework and survey assessments as directed*
  • Arrive and Leave on time.

*These classes qualify for reduced fees through Adult Education Block Grant (AEBG) funding based on active parent participation and survey assessment described above.

Preschool Level 7 Curriculum

Level 7 is designed to build your child’s independence and self-confidence. Children in Level 7 choose between several different activities each day while they learn to follow the schedule and make decisions. Level 7 provides a balance of foundational academic and social skills designed specifically for three year olds.

LEVEL 7: Children turning 3 between September 2, 2019 and April 30, 2020

71.7210.11

Monday/Wednesday 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Room 4A

71.7210.12

Tuesday/Thursday 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Room 4A

71.7210.13

Monday/Thursday 12 to 2:30 p.m. Room 4A

Philosophy

Bright Beginnings is a developmental preschool with curriculum that focuses on the whole child: emotional, physical, intellectual and social. A variety of strategies and techniques are used to accommodate different learning styles. Activities are designed to be hands-on and developmentally appropriate. Children in Bright Beginnings learn to be self-sufficient, problem solvers and thinkers. Parents learn how to participate actively and effectively to promote learning in young children.

Core Curriculum (Based on State Guidelines)

  • Small group and large group learning options.
  • Math and number concepts including beginning counting, sorting, sequencing and shapes.
  • Pre-literacy skill development through songs and games including rhyming, opposites and directional words.
  • Science activity stream woven into quarterly curriculum.
  • Large and small motor skill activities daily.
  • Development of listening and speaking skills through circle time activities.
  • Exploration time where each child can choose their activity and play area (inside & outside.)
  • Music, art, directional games and dramatic play opportunities daily.
  • Daily snack time provides information on healthy eating habits.
  • 2 Community Field Trips / quarter.

Parent Participation: Parents are an integral part of the preschool program

  • Participate once* each week in your child’s classroom and provide a sub for any absence. *Parents in Level 7 may participate both days until their child becomes accustomed to school.
  • Wear a work card and supervise children at play, and at learning centers.
  • Complete all tasks as directed.
  • Provide a healthy snack for the class once each quarter following the school nutritional guidelines.
  • Be prepared and participate actively in the classroom and at weekly parent meeting**
  • Complete assigned reading, homework, projects and survey assessments as directed**
  • Arrive and Leave on time.

*These classes qualify for reduced fees through Adult Education Block Grant (AEBG) funding based on active parent participation and survey assessment described above.

Preschool Level 8 Curriculum

Level 8 is designed to build your child’s independence and self-confidence. Children in Level 8 choose between several different activities each day while they learn to follow the schedule and make decisions. Level 8 provides a balance of academic and social skills for three and four year olds.

LEVEL 8: Children 3 years old by December 2, 2019

71.8310.11 Monday/Wednesday/Friday 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Room 4D
71.8310.12

Tuesday/Thursday/Friday

*Tuesday and Thursday in Room 4D/Friday in Room 4C

9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Room 4D/4C

 

Philosophy

Bright Beginnings is a developmental preschool with curriculum that focuses on the whole child: emotional, physical, intellectual and social. A variety of strategies and techniques are used to accommodate different learning styles. Activities are designed to be hands-on and developmentally appropriate. Children in Bright Beginnings learn to be self-sufficient, problem solvers and thinkers. Parents learn how to participate actively and effectively to promote learning in young children.

Core Curriculum (Based on State Guidelines)

  • Small group and large group learning options
  • Math and number concepts including beginning counting, sorting, simple addition & subtraction, sequencing and shapes
  • Presentation of alphabet letters and letter sounds through songs and games
  • Language concepts: rhyming, opposites, and directional words
  • Weekly classroom science activity
  • Large and small motor activities including beginning scissor skills
  • Development of listening and speaking skills through circle time activities and show & tell
  • Exploration time where each child can choose their activity and play area (inside & outside)
  • Music, art, directional games and dramatic play activities daily. Cooking project once / week
  • Daily health education including nutrition and exercise
  • 2-3 Community Field Trips / quarter

Parent Participation: Parents are an integral part of the preschool program

  • Participate once each week in your child’s classroom. Provide a sub for any absence
  • Wear a work card and supervise children at play, and at learning centers
  • Complete all tasks as directed
  • Provide a healthy snack for the class once each quarter following the school nutritional guidelines
  • Be prepared and participate actively in the classroom and at weekly parent meeting**
  • Complete assigned reading, homework, projects and survey assessments as directed**
  • Arrive and Leave on time.

*These classes qualify for reduced fees through Adult Education Block Grant (AEBG) funding based on active parent participation and survey assessment described above.

Preschool Level 9 & 10 Curriculum

Level 9 and 10 are designed to prepare your child to enter kindergarten in one year. They differ slightly in the age groupings. The core curriculum is the same.

LEVEL 9: Children 4 years old by 12/2/19

71.9411.11 Mon/Tu/Wed/Th 12 - 3 p.m. Room 4C $525

Level 10: Children 4 years old by 9/2/19

71.0410.11 Mon/Tu/Wed/Th 9a.m. - 12p.m. Room 4C $575

Philosophy

Bright Beginnings is a developmental preschool with curriculum that focuses on the whole child: emotional, physical, intellectual and social. A variety of strategies and techniques are used to accommodate different learning styles. Activities are designed to be hands-on and developmentally appropriate. Children in Bright Beginnings learn to be self-sufficient, problem solvers and thinkers. Parents learn how to participate actively and effectively to promote learningin young children.

Core Curriculum (Based on State Guidelines for Kindergarten)

  • Small group and large group learning centers: math (including number concepts: counting, simple addition & subtraction, sequencing and shapes), science, literacy, writing and scissor skills.
  • Upper and lowercase letter recognition and introduction to phonics.
  • Large and small motor activities including activity time in our motor-development gym.
  • Development of listening and speaking skills through circle time activities and show & tell.
  • Exploration time where each child can choose their activity and play area (inside & outside.)
  • Music, art, directional games and dramatic play activities daily. Cooking project once a week.
  • Daily health education including nutrition and exercise.
  • 2-3 Community Field Trips per quarter

Parent Participation: Parents are an integral part of the preschool program

  • Participate once each week in your child's classroom. Provide a sub for any absence.
  • Wear a work card and supervise children at play, and at learning centers.
  • Complete all tasks as directed.
  • Provide a healthy snack for the class once each quarter following the school nutritional guidelines.
  • Be prepared and participate actively in the classroom and at weekly parent meeting.*
  • Complete assigned reading, homework, projects and surveys as directed.
  • Arrive and Leave on time.

* These classes qualify for reduced fees through Adult Education Block Grant funding based on active parent participation described above.