Your child's FREE Universal Prekindergarten education at Bright Future Preschools and Learning Centers
Universal Prekindergarten is a time when children are making connections between what they know and what they are learning. As they leave the world of preschool and head towards kindergarten, children are learning to participate in routines, demonstrate ability to make decisions, and plan ahead.
Daily activities at Bright Future Preschools and Learning Centers are designed to help children continue to make decisions on their own and in the classroom. We prepare them for the next stage of their education while giving them a place to feel comfortable and safe to explore their interests.
According to a our assessments, more students that attended prekindergarten at Bright Future Preschools and Learning Centers tested fully ready for kindergarten than their non-Bright Future classmates.
Bright Future Preschools and Learning Centers creates its programs to align to approximately 140 learning standardsthat progress sequentially across six developmental domains. These include:
Language and Literacy Development
Physical Development and Wellness
Social and Emotional Development
Common Core State Standards as well as early learning standards from years of tried and true practices helped inform the scope and sequence of our learning standards.
You see, our holistic approach in the classroom engages young minds with the early learning fundamentals they’ll need as they continue on to kindergarten, with a rich blend of skills, interests and a love of learning.
Our Prekindergarten Program Features
Activities and lessons that help prepare your child for kindergarten and school success
Small-group lessons focused on mathematics, Spanish and literacy
Whole-group activities that help your child build an awareness of others and a sense of community
Hands-on experiences that encourage independent, creative learning
Classroom activities and design features that help your child build literacy and numeracy skills
Regular teacher-family communication, including ways to connect your child’s learning at home
Discover how our six areas of focus give your child endless opportunities to learn and grow
Communicating with Others
Bright Future Preschools and Learning Centers help your child improve important language skills.
We use daily journal activities to practice writing skills; help your child's early reading skills by connecting sounds to letters through picture and word collages; teach basic sight words in fun and engaging ways; and develop phonemic awareness through literacy-based games, books, and puzzles.
Building Brain Power
We prepare your child to reason and analyze.
We encourage the use of the senses to explore different materials; create opportunities to ask and answer open-ended questions; experiment with spatial relationships; and promote an understanding of sequencing such as first, next, and last.
Making New Friends
We provide opportunities for your child to practice social and emotional skills.
We use character-building activities to help identify emotions; have group discussions to practice sharing ideas, thoughts, and feelings; and provide opportunities to cooperate, negotiate, problem-solve, and make independent choices.
Growing a Healthy Body
We help your child refine motor skills.
We use lacing cards, stencils, and writing activities to enhance fine-motor skills; strengthen coordination and gross-motor skills through running, jumping, and throwing activities; improve balancing skills using hula hoops and balance beams; and offer healthful food choices for snacks and meals.
We encourage your child to think and create.
We provide numerous opportunities for your child to represent ideas through drawing and writing stories; invent unique dance moves; use props to dramatize stories; and express independent thinking and expression through art and music.
Developing Lasting Life Skills
We help them find the answers for themselves.
We encourage your children to think through and solve problems by investigating, estimating, and testing solutions; build daily outdoor activities into the schedule designed to get your child thinking and moving; and give your child many choices to participate in activities that interest and challenge them.
HOW TO ENROLL
Admission into the UPK program is limited. Registration begins in January for the school year starting the following September.
Families who wish to apply to our community-based organization (CBO) Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) program can
call to find out more information.
UPK (UNIVERSAL PRE-KINDERGARTEN)
Whole Child Approach
Our approach with our families is to develop a partnership in our program where parents can fully participate in the learning process of their children. All of our classrooms are equipped with cameras and audio capabilities so that parents can keep track of daily activities and be reassured that their child is in a safe environment where we are delivering on our program promises. If questions or concerns do arise, our teachers answer their emails daily and turnaround initial responses within 24 hours. Additionally, if requested our teachers send out daily emails to inform parents about that day’s classroom activities and what steps parents can take at home to reinforce what was learned.