No – The program we utilize works well with ‘dyslexic’ children but also works well with children who need that extra special help. Although, it is VERY helpful for the child to have a full battery of psychological tests to show there is not a learning disability present. Our program is designed for children who have an average to above average IQ, but do not perform well in school. We are not equipped for a slow learners or children with low IQ scores. We do not accept students who have a behavior disorder.
Math – Ascend Math, Math-U-See and Touch-Math
Language Arts- Neuhaus
Reading is supplemented with Reading A-Z and Raz-Kids (This is an online program and the children utilize their own iPad’s for this.)
We use whatever means we have to instruct our students. We use Smart-boards and iPads to reinforce concepts being taught. The children are instructed on ‘how to’ create PowerPoint and Prezi presentations and having their own device is very helpful.
Yes – We are accredited by the National Association of Private Schools
Yes – We begin each day at 8:00 and end at 3:00.
We teach all subjects in grades 1 – 8. We also take field trips and have frequent guest speakers from our community.
Upon parent request. School begins at 8:00, but children can come as early as 7:30 to give parents ample time to get to work. After school is also available by request.
When the children come to us, although very bright, they are usually discouraged with school and have become ‘followers’ of their peers. They have struggled so much in school to keep up, many have ‘shut down’ and quit trying. We, at Bright Beginnings, assess each child when they come in and build a program designed for him/her. Many language skills, social studies and science concepts are taught ‘whole group’ with certain expectations for each grade level. The children work most of the day ‘independently’ with close monitoring, which helps them to become self-reliant. We instruct and monitor each child as they complete tasks to insure learning is taking place and benchmark goals are being met. It is the goal of the Bright Beginnings program for each child to become independent learners so they can be successful when returning to the regular classroom.
Yes, all teachers are licensed and fully qualified to work with your children.