WHO WE ARE

Our Bright Beginnings Early Learning Program for children ages 1 through 4 is dedicated to providing a safe, nurturing, and spiritual Christian environment that responds to the individual needs of children and families. Using a developmentally appropriate curriculum, we enhance children's development while creating a love for learning.

 

Our Bright Beginnings teachers are dedicated, caring professionals who have a passion for working with young children. All staff members participate in early childhood continuing education throughout each school year, reviewing, and expanding their knowledge in both health and safety standards and early childhood research and development. All staff members are fingerprinted and undergo background checks regularly. Teachers are evaluated throughout the school year, working closely with the director to ensure a successful and positive school experience for each child. Everyone at Bright Beginnings is committed to providing a nurturing and stimulating environment that allows each child the opportunity to thrive.

WE ARE A REGGIO-EMILIA INSPIRED SCHOOL

At Bright Beginnings, we believe in the power of play-based, developmentally appropriate learning. Here, every day is a good day to play! Our classes provide daily opportunities for children to explore a variety of meaningful materials throughout a carefully prepared environment that sparks curiosity and imagination.

 Center Based Approach - each age group has their own center-based, age appropriate approach that allows for exploration filled with intentional and meaningful materials and learning opportunities. Teachers are careful observers of the children, engaging with them in both small groups and individually.

 

 Specials Classes - our students enjoy their specials classes including music, science, creation station, tinker and chapel.

 

 Time Outdoors - recess and outdoor play is an important part of our children's days. Our campus has two playgrounds as well as opportunities for building with loose parts, riding tricycles, blowing bubbles and other creative play.


NEWS & UPCOMING EVENTS

BRIGHT BEGINNINGS 2024-2024 CALENDAR HAS BEEN POSTED

Our 2024-2025 Calendar is now available! Click below to see important dates for the next school year.

2024 COMMUNITY HELPER VISITS

We had so much fun in February with visits from Houston Police, Friendswood Public works and the Coast Guard to teach our kids all about community helpers!


AGE-APPROPRIATE LEARNING

AGES 1 - 2

CLASSES FOR AGES 1-2

Our 1-2 year old classes are offered 2 days per week on either Mondays and Wednesdays or Tuesdays and Thursdays. Children in this age group must be at least one year of age as of September 1.

AGES 3-4+

AGE 3 AND PRE-KINDERGARTEN

Our 3-year old classes and pre-kindergarten program provide opportunities for cognitive, physical, and social emotional development throughout the school day. By embracing each child’s natural curiosity, our classrooms invite and engage our children into meaningful, playful learning experiences.  Pre-K center-based activities include: library, writing, literacy, math, science & discovery, sensory, creation (art), dramatic play, fine motor, building & construction, and rotating topic and thematic activities.

 

Our 3-year-old and pre-kindergarten classes are offered 3 and 4 days per week.

AGES 5+

BRIDGE CLASSES

The Bridge class is designed for children who have completed a pre-kindergarten program but are not yet ready to transition into kindergarten. This class gives children an extra year full of learning opportunities and maturity before they make the leap into elementary school. Providing a classroom environment that encourages confidence, independence, self-regulation, and interpersonal skills is a primary focus of the Bridge experience. Bridge students are exposed to a variety of learning experiences that spark curiosity and foster growth and development in all areas. Hands-on, engaging activities build and develop an understanding of alphabet knowledge, phonemic awareness, print concepts, literacy, math, and handwriting skills. Children in this class attend weekly chapel, music, science, creation station and tinker classes. Their day to day experiences in the classroom will be similar in structure and routine as to what they will experience when they go to kindergarten. 

 

Our Bridge program is 4 days per week.


REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Registration for the 2024-2025 school year will begin in January 2024.

 

 Current families will register by January 23.

 Registration will open to current members of Friendswood Methodist Church on January 28.

 Public registration opens February 2.

 

Filling out the registration form does not guarantee a spot for the next year. Current families will still need to submit payment and up-to-date signed/stamped shot records. Church members/former families and the general public will have to attend in-person registration events and submit payment and up-to-date signed/stamped shot records.


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OUR STAFF

Dee Ann Emberton

Director, Bright Beginnings

deeann@friendswoodmethodist.org

(281) 482-7535, ext. 131

Dominique Buerkett

Associate Director, Bright Beginnings

dominique@friendswoodmethodist.org

(281) 482-7535, ext. 131

Jill Jalbert

Registrar, Bright Beginnings

jillian@friendswoodmethodist.org

(281) 482-7535, ext. 131

WE WOULD LOVE TO SPEAK WITH YOU!

You can reach our office from 8:00 am - 2:00 pm, Monday through Thursday

 (281) 482-7535, ext. 131 

Our main office is in the education building of

Friendswood Methodist Church at 110 N. Friendswood Drive, Friendswood, TX 77546

Click below to meet our Specials Teachers and Office Staff!