About Us

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Bright Start Academy is an affordable, early childcare center located in Clifton, NJ that is dedicated to providing multiple developmental and age-appropriate opportunities for children to grow and develop their language, physical, cognitive, emotional, and social skills. We offer a safe, challenging, environment for our students but also one that still has a home-like feeling of love and support.

Mission Statement

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Bright Start Academy is dedicated to ensuring that a child’s first steps into the world of education is one that brings joy, laughter, curiosity, and a life long love of learning. We help create the building blocks that translate to a passion for learning and exploration.

Our Philosophy

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Within the center, committed early childhood professionals work together toward educating the whole child — socially, emotionally, physically and intellectually — to set the stage for a life-long love of learning. We use the HighScope Curriculum focuses on play, creativity and hands-on learning for children ages 2.5 through 6 years.

We believe that the whole child develops in an orderly manner by passing through predictable stages of development. These stages occur in a child according to his or her physical, social, emotional and cognitive growth. To help stimulate that growth we provide experiences in dramatic play, math, art, science, music, language, pre-reading and pre-writing.

Verbal skills are encouraged through group discussions and one-on-one conversations between teacher and child, and between child to child. Our teachers will often ask questions to help spark the interest and exploration of beginning language skills. These verbal activities enable children to develop the critical-thinking skills that they will need as they continue on to higher levels of learning.

Finally, children are assisted in identifying and participating in activities that will help better the larger communities and world in which they live. As a child develops from an egotistical self to one with more concern for others, our curriculum emphasizes thought and activity directed toward the care and interaction with other members of the community. In pursuing these objectives, the major task and calling of our teachers is to nurture the self-esteem of each child. Children who are secure and have a strong sense of self-worth develop into a whole person, ready to tackle any future challenges and able to stride confidently into any new environment.