We Are A School Readiness Program

  •  Our primary goal is to provide a positive learning experience for your child in an environment that inspires exploration, experimentation, and discovery. We believe a good self-image is vital to our child's development, growth, and independence. We will encourage your child to acquire self-help skills, make choices, and interact in a positive manner with his/her peers as well as be prepared for kindergarten in the STMA School District.

Registration 2019-2020

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    The following sessions are still available for registration:
    SESSION 1, M-TH (11:30-2) AGES 3-5
    SESSION 3, M-F (7:45-10:15) AGES 4/5
    SESSION 4, M-TH (11:30-2) AGES 4/5
    SESSION 7, MWF (8-10:30) AGES 4/5

    REGISTRATION IS OPEN 24 HOURS!

    CLICK HERE to begin.

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Contact Us

Preschool Requirements

  • Children must be 3 or 4 years old
    on/before Sept. 1.
    There will be no exceptions to this date.

    Five-year-olds are welcome if not yet
    enrolled in Kindergarten.

    All children must be completely toilet trained
    and have independent bathroom skills.

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Expectations

  • Three-Year-Old Classes: 
    Familiarization with school routines including separation, transitions, and turn-taking
    Develop social/emotional skills with peer interaction, adult guidance, and independence,
    Foster a love of learning through play-based learning activities and beginning concepts.


    Four/ Five-Year-Old Classes:
    Cooperative group interactions, turn-taking, independence and socialization skills.
    Literacy preparation including letter/sound recognition, reading, listening, and questioning.
    Pre-math skills of sorting, patterning, counting, and quantifying objects.
    Fine motor practice including name writing and scissor skills.
    A solid foundation of skills to prepare children for kindergarten.

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Welcome to Bright Beginnings Preschool

  • Bright Beginnings Preschool has served the STMA area for 30 years. 

    • Our program provides a high-quality staff, content-rich curriculum, and specialized learning across all developmental areas.
    • Lead teachers in each of our classrooms maintain an Early Childhood MN teaching license and regularly participates in continuing education classes. 
    • Our classroom size does not exceed 20 students and a paraprofessional is also within the classroom at all times.
    • Bright Beginnings is a Parent Aware 4 star rated program. Our program is committed to using best practices in assessment, individualized instruction, and family connections. 
    • We are a school readiness program that prepares children for success in kindergarten.
    • Our Bright Beginnings staff provides a caring and creative environment where kids can learn and grow at their own pace.  
    • Large motor time is encouraged daily within the gymnasium or outdoor playground.
    • Beside utilizing our imaginative and resourceful staff, Creative Curriculum, Letter of the week and Handwriting without Tears are the curriculums of choice.
    • Parent-Teacher conferences are held twice a year to update and communicate children’s progress. 
    • Routine drills are conducted throughout the year, including fire, tornado, and lock-down procedures.