Child Care Topics & Tips

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Stress-free Kid Holidays

The holidays can be the most fun time of the year—enjoying the magic of the season through the eyes of your children, teaching them about the meaning of the holidays, and passing on traditions from generation to generation. It’s very exciting, especially for the little ones. The holidays can also bring some added stress, for…

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Peace of mind at your fingertips!

Great news! We have partnered with Cloud 9 Online, a digital wellness mobile app company that develops custom written mindfulness meditations, songs, stories, music, and more – all created EXCLUSIVELY for Bright & Early children, teachers, and families! The mindfulness movement has been making its way across schools, hospitals, and organizations to promote greater health…

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Introducing ActivePure, Pure & Clean!

Dear Families and Staff Members, Let me begin with sincere gratitude to all for joining in our comprehensive plan to keep Bright & Early a safe and healthy place. Everyone has adapted positively to the new distanced drop-off and pick-ups, extra sanitization procedures, social distancing, mask wearing and supported the important protocol during this pandemic.…

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Beat the clock!

Daylight Savings Time is just around the corner. When we “spring ahead,” we lose an hour of sleep. That may not seem like a big deal, but it affects our body’s internal clock. As you probably know, the effects of that lost hour are hard on little ones – which means havoc for parents and…

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Managing Holiday Stress

The holidays can be a hectic time of year. To avoid burnout (for you and the kids), follow these tips to make sure everyone enjoys the spirit of the season. Make time for physical activity each day. Just because it’s cold outside, doesn’t mean you can’t get in a quick workout. That goes for the kids,…

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Enrollment FAQ

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-being, overseen by the director and assistant director who have every child’s best interest in…

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Summer Bucket List: #11 – Catch a ballgame!

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 can enjoy a game without leaving the state? Chances are you’ve heard of the Hartford…

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Summer Bucket List: #10 – Have a picnic

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-approved picnic your family is sure to remember! What to Eat + Drink…

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Summer Bucket List: #9 – Go to a Museum

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 activities to satisfy your family. Children’s Museum – West Hartford The Children’s Museum in…

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

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 towns have splash pads where kids can play in the water…

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