• We have openings for Age 3 on Tuesday/Thursday mornings and
    4 years Monday-Thursday afternoons.
    CLICK HERE for the brochure or CLICK HERE to register.
    Questions can be answered at or by visiting the FAQ page HERE.


    It is our mission to create a safe, play-based environment of developmentally appropriate learning experiences for all students. 
    We believe that parental partnerships are essential for kindergarten readiness and in fostering a life-long love of learning.

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    Bright Beginnings Preschool has served the STMA area for over 35 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.



  • Questions and more information:
    John McDonald, Bright Beginnings Principal


    Registration, payments, and scholarships:
    Jane Helgestad, Early Childhood Coordinator


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  • 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