My first story
Ever since my first story about a group of monkeys was put on my classroom wall when I was six, I have wanted to be a writer. Five years ago I gave up my full-time teaching post so that I had time to write. I went on creative writing courses and gradually my writing improved until finally I had was told my writing was good enough to be submitted to agents and publishers and that I was a ‘natural story teller’. Now I have two published books. Aunty Marmalade for 7 year olds and up and Mrs Poddle and Eric which is a ‘read to’ or ‘read alone’ book for ages 5 and up. I have finished a sequel to Aunty Marmalade called Florence’s Diaries, and I have been told to write more stories about Mrs Poddle and Eric by my publisher. I have also just started a new book about a boy called Joe.
As well as the local language in each country our preschools are based in, we offer various ‘immersion classes’ in the afternoons, such as Mandarin, French or Arabic. In some centers, we give bilingual lessons – although primarily, the native tongue of every Safari Kid kindergarten branch is English!
Our families come from nearby neighborhoods, creating a close-knit environment and strong parent partnerships. Whether we’re close to home or near the office, our center is ideal for busy working families and easy to get to – for pick-up and drop-off or to stop in for a visit.
We use fun, research-based, multi-sensory strategies to help children develop early learning skills, including Lively Letters, Open Court for phonics and literacy, Handwriting Without Tears, and Everyday Math. We use Responsive Classroom as the basis for our social and emotional learning curriculum throughout the school.
Health & Safety
Your child’s health and safety are our top priority. Our centers have strict guidelines for cleanliness and security and we’re proud to be recognized as a health-and-wellness model for child care centers by the Partnership for a Healthier America.
At Bright Horizons, we make your child’s health and safety our top priority. Our standards are the highest in the industry, meeting or exceeding all local and state guidelines.
All of our early education and preschool centers include: