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Bright Beginnings Preschool - Mill Creek

1221 Stoney Ridge Road, Charlottesville, VA

Costimate: $209/wk

At Bright Beginnings our mission is to provide high-quality, safe, nurturing, and engaging early childhood programs for preschool children while supporting each unique family unit. We strive to allow each child to develop at his or her own rate with the goal of a successful transition into kindergarten and beyond. At Bright Beginnings we pride ourselves on having an award-winning Creative Curriculum that combines Reggio Emilia, Montessori, and Waldorf concepts to meet each child's individual needs. Our curriculum has been developed over 35 years and each year a team of master degreed, elementary school teachers continues to expand our curriculum with current and innovative educational insights.

Our lovely Mill Creek location is conveniently located off of Avon Street Extended, 2 miles from PVCC and downtown Charlottesville at the entrance to Mill Creek and Foxcroft. Many of our families live in downtown Charlottesville, Scottsville, and lake Monticello.

Our Mill Creek location was completely renovated head to toe in 2017 with brand new flooring, classroom equipment, rugs, and lighting as well as freshly painted interiors - everything you can think of we remodeled! When you walk into our school you will see our beautiful lobby complete with a Director desk and parent lounge including a coffee station (our parents love bringing in their coffee cup in the mornings for complimentary coffee when they drop off their children!) Interior and exterior security cameras have also been installed throughout our building for administrative use.

The Mill Creek property includes a beautiful nature trail that lines our property with a variety of learning stations. We have 3 large playgrounds divided by age group and we are planning on expanding each playground in the near future for even more space for our children to explore. In the summertime, our children love to cool off outside on our splash pads for sprinkler play! Another fun thing our children enjoy outside is our massive organic garden on our pre-k playground. We call this vegetable garden our 'magic' garden because the vegetables that grow in this garden are always massive in size! There is something magical about the soil our veggies grow in! We are incredibly proud to be Outdoor Classroom Project - Level 2 Certified! We are Virginia's only Outdoor Classroom Project certified school - We have tents, tables, outside hand-wash stations, sensory exploration tables, and so much more!
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In 2021 what types of preschool can I find near me in Charlottesville, VA?
There are two main types of preschool programs you can send your kids to in Charlottesville, VA. The first is a full-time preschool program that usually works well for parents working full-time shifts. The second is a part-time preschool program where you can enroll your child for 2-3 days per week and typically choose between a morning or afternoon shift. A part-time preschool can be a great option if you want to ease the transition of this new learning experience for your child. You can also check your options in Charlottesville, VA for traditional preschool centers, or private home-based preschools.
What should I look for in a good preschool program in Charlottesville, VA?
When you begin looking for preschools in Charlottesville, VA ask about the ratio of learning time to supervised play time so you can get a good sense of whether you believe your child's needs will be met. From there, ask about what a typical day consists of, what the safety protocols are and how discipline will be handled. Also, make sure to check directly with the preschool for information about their local licensing and credentials in Charlottesville, VA.
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