Center in Jamaica, NY 11432
86-25 162 Street
Jamaica, NY 11432
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Bright Beginnings was established in 1984 in Jamaica, Queens and since then has been striving to provide year round quality childcare services to the residents of the community. Over the years the demand for childcare services has changed and Bright Beginnings has grown on and adapted to suit this need. Children may enter our center at two months of age and can continue to attend through Kindergarten in our full day, half day or extended day programs. After School and Summer Camp are available for children five years through twelve years of age. In collaboration with The Department of Education, Bright Beginnings provides Universal Pre-Kindergarten Program, a free two and a half hour program for four-year-olds. We accept ACD, 1099 and HRA and CWE vouchers.
In September 2000, Bright Beginnings opened an additional location in Long Island City in order to further expand our services to fit the need of the community. Bright Beginnings relocated to 49-22 30th Avenue, Woodside, N.Y. in July 2003. This center provides childcare for children two years of age through five years old a full day, half day or extended day programs. A free full day Universal Pre-kindergaten program is available for children four years of age. After School and Summer Camp is also available for children through twelve years old. This locations accepts ACD, 1099 and HRA and CWE vouchers.
In September 2003, we expanded our locations to include a third site at 41-31 58th Street, Woodside, N.Y. 11377. This center provides care for children two years to five years old. A free full day Universal Pre-Kindergarten program is available for children four years of age. After School and summer camp is available for children through twelve years of age. This location accepts ACD, 1099 and HRA and CWE vouchers. Infant/Toddler care is available at this location through an affiliate program.
Over the years the demand for childcare services has changed and Bright Beginnings has grown on and adapted to suit this need. We are an inclusionary program and cooperate with the Department of Education in arranging services for children with disabilities that attend our program. Activities are planned to accommodate and facilitate the different levels of participation by the child with particular skill areas. Our focus is to build on the child’s strengths while supporting their weaknesses. Activities are planned through collaboration of teachers and parents. Our entire program promotes the child’s physical, self-help, language, cognitive, creative expression, aesthetic and social-emotional development.
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We follow a center-based hands on curriculum. Children learn and socialize as they explore, read, create, build, learn concepts and vocabulary.