What Is BrightStart™ ?

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BrightStart™ is for parents and other caregivers of young children (pre-natal through 3 years old) living in Manchester, CT.  BrightStart™ runs twice per year in the Spring and Fall.  E-mail us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information or you can apply on-line.

The purpose of BrightStart™ is to equip you, as a parent, to help your child acquire language, while enhancing their emotional and physical wellbeing.  In addition to what you learn, we will provide meals and some material resources for your child, examples of theses resources are: age appropriate books, toys, and safety items. During the morning your infant to 7-year-old children will engage in educational play with a well-trained and dedicated staff.

abc_shutterstock_57171436The 8-Week BrightStart™ Workshop will have a consistent structure each week while the topics change.  Running throughout each topic will be an emphasis on the ABCD's of Discipline.  A is for Attention, B is for Bonding, C is for Communication, and D is for Diet. The ABCD's are the building blocks every baby needs for healthy development. Parents will learn about brain development and how you can nurture your child's brain.   Learn how teaching limits with love equips your child for success.  During this course you will learn how to increase your child's attention span, develop strong emotional attachments, and boost your child's verbal skills and physical health.  Everything about BrightStart™ is geared to help you prepare your baby for the brightest start possible!

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About Babies

Babies recognize their parent’s voice from birth.

     

    Healthy Eating

    Focus on fruit, eat two cups of fruit every day, including 100% fruit juice. Fruits are rich in vitamins and antioxidants.

    Family Fun

    The Mary Cheney Library in Manchester hosts many programs for small children. This includes storytime sessions and the program "Born to Read" for 0-12 month old babies and their parents. Registration begins in September.