Heather Schaefer

“The first five years have so much to do with how the next 80 turn out.” – Bill Gates  

I read this quote nearly 10 years ago long before I had a child.  The quote stuck with me because I believed it with all of my heart.  

Fast forward to 2017, we had just moved to Annapolis, and I was searching for a preschool for my 18 month-old son with this quote in mind.  I visited nearly 15 schools and child care centers in the Annapolis/Crofton area and knew immediately after my tour at Bright Beginnings Children’s Learning Center in Crownsville that this school had the quality that I was looking for.  

We had to choose a different school to start with because my son was only 18 months at the time. Let’s just say, the day he turned 2 years old, I started calling Ms. Whitney asking for available spots. We enrolled him in the Summer of 2018 and the difference in my child was almost immediate. 

The teachers and Ms. Whitney are simply exceptional.  They are caring and kind, creative and passionate, hard working and dedicated.  This is apparent through the daily interactions with the children, the hands-on lesson plans that are developed and implemented, the care of the Center, and the extra-curricular activities (yoga, Jump Bunch, Spanish, cooking) that are included.  Bright Beginnings is a like a well oiled machine that inspires the ultimate trust that is needed when deliberating preschools for children. 

It is also quite obvious to me that the owner, Alice Ann Loftus, truly gets Early Childhood Education by the way she supports her teachers, directors, and families. I feel so lucky and incredibly blessed that we found this gem of a preschool.

Thank you BBCLC!


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