Promoting Mindfulness & Positive Thoughts

Mindfulness is the ability to be aware of your thoughts, emotions, body, and surroundings without judgment of self and/or others. We partnered with Cloud9 Online, a meditation and healthcare company, to develop a customized mindfulness and meditation app specifically for Bright & Early. During the day at the centers, our teachers will use the app on the B&E classroom iPads to practice meditation and mindfulness with the children. Teaching children to be mindful, to connect with their minds and bodies, and to practice breathing helps them learn to reduce stress and stay calm.

The meditations were written and selected to be beneficial for the physical and mental well-being of our children. The library of meditations is large, with over 30 guided meditations and songs written for children, nature sounds to soothe, and even some meditations for the whole family to practice together at home!

Meditation Benefits for Children

  • Sets a positive tone for the day
  • Improves the ability to regulate emotions
  • Promotes self-love, self-awareness, and self-acceptance
  • Encourages a child to be in the present moment
  • Brings peace and calm to naptime

Meditation at Home

Enrolled families also have access to the app at home so that they can enjoy the “Mindful Family” category, which includes meditations to help children start their day off with positive energy as well as meditations to help them settle into their nightly routine to help them drift off the sleep.

Learn More About Mediation and Mindfulness

Mindfulness has been shown to create positive classroom environments amongst students, teachers, and caregivers. If you’re curious about the research that’s been performed, we’ve curated a collection of links below.

Aiding in development of attention and the ability to focus:

Enhancing cognitive and social-emotional development:

Improving emotional regulation and academic performance: