What Is BrightStart™ ?

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BrightStart™ is for parents and other caregivers of young children (pre-natal to 3 years old) living in Manchester, CT.  BrightStart™ runs twice per year in the Spring and Fall.  Please call us at 860.375.0121 or e-mail us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information, 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 trained dedicated staff.

abc_shutterstock_57171436The 8-Week BrightStart™ 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.   Loving Discipline training 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

Children need 1000 hours of exposure to books, reading, and writing before they start school.

    Healthy Eating

    Choose lean proteins and include beans, nuts and seeds in your meals. Prepare vegetarian meals at least twice a week. Use fish, eggs, beans and cheese as a low fat alternatives to meat.

    Family Fun

    The Imagination Playground runs on most Saturday mornings at the Neighborhood Resource Center at 153 Spruce Street in Manchester.  Watch for the signs outside to know when it is open!