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Sep 18 2019

Enrollment FAQ

By: April Lukasik

Posted in: Young Toddler, Toddler, Preschool, Infant, General, B&E Centers

You have questions. We have answers!   Trust and confidence are our top priorities for you as a parent. You will have peace of mind knowing your child is in the best possible environment, with teachers who genuinely care for their well... Read Article


Aug 21 2019

Summer Bucket List: #11 - Catch a ballgame!

By: April Lukasik

Posted in: General, Infant, Preschool, Toddler, Young Toddler

Baseball is America’s favorite pastime. Living in Connecticut, we are close to two of the country’s top rival teams - the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees. Getting to either city isn’t difficult, but why drive when you ca... Read Article


Aug 09 2019

Summer Bucket List: #10 - Have a picnic

By: April Lukasik

Posted in: Young Toddler, Toddler, Preschool, Infant, General

Any meal can be turned into a picnic. Whether it’s breakfast, lunch or dinner, it’s a wonderful way to get the family outside together. Delicious food, a few things to do, and some outdoor essentials are all you need to have a kid-app... Read Article


Aug 05 2019

Summer Bucket List: #9 - Go to a museum

By: April Lukasik

Posted in: General, Infant, Preschool, Toddler, Young Toddler

  Taking your children to a museum may sound more like a chore than a treat. Choosing one that will captivate and entertain your kids can be a difficult task. Fortunately, Connecticut has many options with a wide range of topics and activ... Read Article


Jul 26 2019

Summer Bucket List: #8 - Play at a water park!

By: April Lukasik

Posted in: General, Infant, Preschool, Toddler, Young Toddler

The summer sun is HOT, and cooling off in the water is a favorite way to spend the day. There are plenty of places in and around Connecticut that make water play fun for the kids.   One favorite locale is your local playground. Many to... Read Article


Jul 15 2019

Summer Bucket List: #7 - See an outdoor movie!

By: April Lukasik

Posted in: General, Preschool, Toddler, Young Toddler

Summer nights are long and hot, and in many families, bedtimes are a little more flexible.  If you are willing to bend the rules a bit, a movie under the stars is a great way to spend time as a family on a balmy evening. So pop some corn, g... Read Article


Jul 09 2019

Summer Bucket List: #6 - Visit a farmers’ market

By: April Lukasik

Posted in: General, Infant, Preschool, Toddler, Young Toddler

This is the perfect time to visit your local farmers’ market. With a bounty of fresh summer crops, it's a great way to teach your child about good nutrition and developing healthy eating habits.   Wander around the tents or s... Read Article


Jul 01 2019

Summer Bucket List: #5 - Head to your local library!

By: April Lukasik

Posted in: Young Toddler, Toddler, Preschool, Infant, General

Though its function has changed quite a bit over the years, the local library still plays an important role in shaping your child’s relationship to reading and books. Whether you live in a small town or a sprawling urban area, your local li... Read Article


Jun 24 2019

Summer Bucket List: #4 - Go to the beach!

By: April Lukasik

Posted in: General, Infant, Preschool, Toddler, Young Toddler

  No matter where you live in Connecticut, you’re likely within an hour’s drive of a beach. In the summer, with energetic children at home, the less time spent in the car, the better! (Trust us - we get it!)    ... Read Article


Jun 17 2019

Summer Bucket List: #3 - Go to Mystic!

By: April Lukasik

Posted in: General, Infant, Preschool, Toddler, Young Toddler

  Mystic is a charming, seaside village on the Long Island Sound. With lots of options for food and entertainment, it’s the perfect destination for a summer day of family fun!   The history buffs in your family will love ... Read Article


Jun 11 2019

Summer Bucket List: #2 - Make a Time Capsule!

By: April Lukasik

Posted in: Young Toddler, Toddler, Preschool, Infant, General

A time capsule is a container into which you put items from the present, such as photos, newspapers clippings, letters, and more. The purpose of a time capsule is to capture memories that you'll cherish forever. Not only is it a great way to ... Read Article


Jun 03 2019

Summer Bucket List: #1 - Go Strawberry Picking

By: April Lukasik

Posted in: General, Infant, Preschool, Toddler, Young Toddler

  Mmmm...sweet summer strawberries. Is there anything better than fresh berries on a hot day?   Connecticut has dozens of pick-your-own farms, including Rose’s Berry Farm in Glastonbury and Lyman Orchards in Middlefield. ... Read Article


May 21 2018

The Baby Name Game: How to Pick the Perfect Name for your Child

By: Sydney Zeferina Pugliares

  Choosing a baby name is no small feat. Maybe it’s a family name passed down through generations, or a random name that is said aloud once and just sticks. What you name your child undoubtedly defines him or her in some way for life&he... Read Article


Nov 29 2017

Easy Active Learning Activities for Cold Days!

By: Heather Harris

Posted in: Toddler, Preschool, General, B&E Centers

  Easy Active Learning Activities for Cold Days!   Winter is here and for many of us it is cold and dark by the time we get home from work making it difficult for our little ones to run, play, and burn off energy.  With ... Read Article


Nov 01 2017

Tis the Season to Take Control Over Cavities!

By: Heather Harris

Posted in: Young Toddler, Toddler, Preschool, Infant, General, B&E Centers

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Sep 27 2017

Music Benefits in the Early Years!

By: Heather Harris

Posted in: Young Toddler, Toddler, Preschool, Infant, B&E Centers

  Truth be told we can all benefit from some music in our day to day lives.  There is something so therapeutic about how music can affect our mood for example listening to classical or a light jazz when we want to unwind from a crazy... Read Article


Aug 21 2017

The Shopping Survival Guide That Will Enhance Your Experience!

By: Heather Harris

Posted in: Young Toddler, Toddler, Preschool, Infant, General, B&E Centers

                              The Shopping Survival Guide That Will Enhance Your Experience!   Shopping with your l... Read Article


Jul 24 2017

It's That Hydration Time of the Year!

By: Heather Harris

Posted in: Young Toddler, Toddler, Preschool, Infant, General, B&E Centers

Hydration Facts for a Safe Summer! Now that the temperatures are rising our little ones tend to lose more water in their body’s from sweat, urinating, and even believe it or not breathing.  It is very important to replenish this e... Read Article


May 01 2017

How to Get Through Bedtime Behaviors

By: Heather Harris

Posted in: Young Toddler, Toddler, Preschool, General, B&E Centers

How to Get Through Bedtime Behaviors   Bedtime behaviors are difficult to deal with for many reasons that we can all relate too such as:   Parents are exhausted by this time of the night which makes bedtime feel like more... Read Article


Mar 27 2017

The Truth About Juice We All Should Know

By: Heather Harris

Let’s get into the juicy details about juice:   Good News:  Starting with the good news about juice, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics juice can be used as an alternative if your child refuses to eat whole frui... Read Article


Mar 17 2017

Little Helpers in the Kitchen

By: Heather Harris

Posted in: Young Toddler, Toddler, Preschool, General, B&E Centers

  Little Helpers in the Kitchen!   Having your little one help out in the kitchen is an experience that is beneficial in so many ways! There is conversation about where food comes from, there is math, science, and let’s n... Read Article


Feb 21 2017

Routine is Important for Everyone!

By: Heather Harris

Posted in: General

  Routine is important for everyone!   When a routine is established in your family it can make life easier and much more organized for you and especially your little ones.  In a perfect world, everyone knows what is expec... Read Article


Feb 15 2017

How visual timing can impact your child’s day!

By: Heather Harris

Posted in: General

    How visual timing can impact your child’s day!   How often do we tell children “five more minutes and it’s clean up time” or “You can play with that toy for ten more minutes and then it... Read Article


Jan 13 2017

Welcome to the Bright & Early Blog

By: April Lukasik

Posted in: B&E Centers

Welcome to our new blog! It is 2017 and we are looking forward to sharing our experience, expertise, and ideas with everyone. Our admin team will be posting on a regular basis about topics of interest to new parents, our families, and the community i... Read Article


Jan 12 2015

Welcome to the New Website!

By: Admin

Posted in: B&E Centers

Thanks for stopping by. We're proud of our new Website, and look forward to having you drop by to check out our updates. Read Article


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