Brighton Center Child in Class

My daughter currently attends the Lullwood campus. Since she has been at Brighton she has consistently made developmental strides. She is part of their Early Childhood Intervention program and the increased knowledge of their staff about recognizing and addressing developmental delays has been critical in her development. Brighton’s practice of inclusion where both children with and without disabilities and delays are taught together is extremely important to me. It shows my daughter how no matter who you are, we are all important and worthy of understanding and respect. I cannot recommend Brighton more.

Ken Thieme
Brighton Center Child and Parent Smiling

“Brighton offers families hope, caring, understanding, education and every bit of it is 100% from their hearts. Our daughter has benefited from ALL of the services that Brighton has to offer. They have become like another family to us and they will always be a part of our lives.“

MARY RUDY, MOTHER OF LULU

“We had our daughter enrolled at another center but couldn’t help but notice that she was developmentally behind her peers.  We came for a visit at one of Brighton’s Centers and saw how engaging the teachers were with the kids.  We knew that a little more one-on-one attention would help bring our daughter up to speed in her development.  It has been the perfect learning environment for our daughter!”

Alex Garcia father of Mia (3)

“Alejandro made sure my daughters ARD process went smoothly!”

Iris Williams
Brighton Center Child Having Fun

“Brighton has been an absolute blessing for our family. We started with ECI (btw – therapists are amazing too!), not even aware of the day care. Wait listed and bouncing around different programs, our therapist suggested Brighton, and from Day 1 we noticed a tremendous difference compared to the others we’d already tried. We love the staff, the mix of students, the daily activities, the care and compassion, and perhaps most of all, the pictures and videos throughout the day that allow us to see the amazing development taking place. Our boys can’t wait to go to school each day and their progress has been amazing!!!”

David Krewson

“We are so thankful our grand-daughter has the opportunity to attend the Monte-Vista location, down by Trinity U. Ms. Marty and the entire staff/team are UH-MAZING! Tonight was just another example. Kids will be kids, and our grand-daughter plays HARD! They were playing inside this afternoon (it’s 102 outside) and she ran into the window which unfortunately shattered. Amelia had a laceration on her arm, and a small cut on her other hand. We are so thankful for God’s protection for her. We are also so thankful for Ms. Marty and the staff who took such good care of her until we could fight traffic and get there. By the time we arrived, Amelia was back to her cheerful self. The small cut was bandaged as was the laceration. They had done their best to clean the glass off of her and even out of her hair. Over and over, The Brighton Team just seems to go the extra mile. Her education and growth this last year has been tremendous. And to know she’s in such great hands even in the case of an accident was so special tonight too. Thanks Ms. Marty and Thank you to the entire Brighton Staff/Team. “

Ken Hicks

“We look forward to using the help of Brighton Center for years to come. We are truly blessed with Brighton’s dedication on making sure that our son has everything he needs in his school life. I also feel empowered to go on my own to my son’s ARD meetings now!” – Juliet

Brighton Center Child Celebrating

“It was nothing short of a miracle. Brighton offered affordable services, in home visits, and the friendliest/most knowledgeable therapists. A weight was lifted off our shoulders and we knew we had a team in place who cared for and about Ishan as much as we did.”

KOSHA VRISENO, MOTHER OF ISHAN
Parents with their Children

“Brighton’s advocate, Girasol, really helped us get our 3 year old son the services he needed from our local school district. After getting incorrect information from the school district about my son’s eligibility for services, Girasol educated not only our family but also the school district. She reviewed our son’s evaluation documents and talked with us on the phone about the entire special education process before our meeting with the school. We worked together to help secure an inclusive placement for our son where he could learn, grow and continue receiving the therapy services he needed to help get him developmentally on track!”

JILLIAN BENFIELD, MOTHER OF ANDERSON (3)

“My two boys are now attending Brighton. We tried enrolling my 2 year old at another daycare and he hated it. He would cry as soon as he saw the school and was always crying when I picked him up. Needless to say we took him out in less than a week, and looked for another daycare for him and my infant. That’s when we found Brighton. It’s night and day at Brighton! We are on our second week and they love it and the teachers. No crying, no fussing, and they are learning so much! My 2 year old is talking more and he even wants to potty train. The baby has learned to clap his hands and say, “yay!” You can tell the teachers care about the students and I love that! We feel so comfortable with them there because we know we no longer have to worry when we leave them. They are in good hands!”

Maricela Chavez Krewson

“As a young child I went to Brighton Center On Higgins, they were all such amazing respectful caring and phonominal people! I am so very thankful for all Brighton has done for me! I 100% recommend Brighton Center for anyone, having been at Brighton when I was a child. I loved every minute second of my time there!! Brighton has changed my life and made me want to become a Special Education Teacher.”

Megan Pursley
Rocker Photo

“Our outlook for Rucker has improved 110% since we met Brighton! We are beyond grateful for the services we received.  Rucker can now communicate without frustration and we can understand most of what he says.  Our family is now thriving because of Rucker’s improvements!”

 

Micah, Rucker’s Mom
Asanti Bates Picture

“I am truly thankful for my friend referring me to Brighton Center because I honestly do not know where I would be right now without the help of the Education Advocate Team.  They helped me get my son the resources he need to be successful in school!” – Takilwa, Asanti’s Mom

“In January 2019 we took our daughter, Evelyn to a developmental specialist, and she was scoring at 6-8 months developmentally at 15 months old. She recommended that a referral be made to Brighton. After the evaluation, Evelyn was enrolled. We learned a lot from Brighton’s Occupational Therapist (OT), including her sensory seeking and proprioceptive needs and things that she needs that she can’t tell us. We learned how to watch for signs that she is needing more sensory input or is becoming overwhelmed with the sensory input . OT helped us make Evelyn happier. We saw an increase in the way that she was knowing who we were and we were important people. It wasn’t a loving connection, but she recognized that we did things for her that other people didn’t. Evelyn was not as receptive to speech therapy at the time, and we learned a lot of strategies that were helpful, but Evelyn did not respond to any of them. Then Brighton’s Early Intervention Specialist started an Autism Intervention program called Pathways with Evelyn, and it has been amazing. She is a completely different child in 6 weeks. She is so much more social! She comes to me to do patty cake, and initiates this interaction on her own. She never before came across the room to initiate play, and she is coming to me on her own, pulling me down to her, initiating play all while maintaining eye contact. The other day she went to bite her dad, and he signed no to her and verbalized “no” with a stern voice. She looked him in the eyes and her eyes welled up with tears. She began to cry, and then came to me to be comforted. This has never happened before! She is also starting to kiss now, will touch our faces and come to us to initiate kisses.

Brighton’s implementation of Pathways has changed the way that she interacts with us because it is really amazing. It is allowing her to form a bond with us that we didn’t think possible. It feels like it’s taking the social distance out of the Autism. She is still doing some of the behaviors associated with Autism, but she is showing that she is with us, and that’s all I have ever wanted. All we ever wanted was to be able to tell us if she needs something. I wanted her to love us and for her to show that she wants to be with us and around us, and Brighton has helped make that a reality.”

Brighton Center Early Childhood Education Program

“My daughter was at Brighton for almost three years. It was a great place for her that provided a positive learning environment and child-centered staff. My daughter learned empathy and acceptance from her peers and teachers. The center is NAEYC accredited and teachers are knowledgeable of developmentally appropriate practices. They truly care about the children and families with whom they work and provide valuable, timely information regarding your child’s growth/performance. Brighton staff always made us feel like a part of their family. I always felt comfortable asking questions and they were both inclusive of ideas I brought to them as a parent and responsive to my child’s needs. We left because my daughter entered Pre K at her public school. She is doing great because of the social, emotional, and academic preparation she received at Brighton Center. We miss everyone very much, and are grateful for everything they did for our family. We ❤️ Brighton and highly recommend it to anyone looking for an inclusive, child-centered day care and preschool.”

 

Rocio Delgado
Brighton Center Children Posing with Teacher

“My children have been attending Brighton Center since my oldest daughter was 14 months (now almost 5). My daughter has severe food allergies and also required supervision from numerous specialists during infancy. The Brighton Center has always been very accommodating and loving to my children. All the staff make you feel like you’re family. The teachers and staff are exceptional and are also very knowledgeable. My 16-month-old son has attended the ECE program since 6 weeks old, and he has developed so much! The children are constantly learning and developing new skills. I love being a Brighton Parent! I highly recommend Brighton.”

Liz Monterrosa Duran

“I can’t say enough wonderful things about Brighton. Mrs. Kelsey and Mrs.Gina are truly amazing at what they do. My Sebastian has come so far thanks to these wonderful ladies.”

Lexi Mosley

“Our 2 year old son has learned all of his colors and numbers up to 10 in one school year.  His teachers pay close attention to his learning and development and give us biannual conferences on his development, strengths, and struggles.  He is learning how to use his words and handle his big emotions which is a big goal for any 2 year old!   The change in his behavior and attitude toward school has been amazingly positive since beginning Brighton Lullwood last September.  The atmosphere is bright and happy.  His favorite center is magnetic blocks and he has mastered the tricycle.  He gets plenty of art, outside play, imaginative play, and story time.  At home I find him sitting with a pile of books quietly “reading” to himself.  We’ve dealt with “learning daycare centers” that sent home cute teacher “assisted” art.  At Brighton Lullwood the learning is deep and wide for even the two year olds.  The Director Alix and Site Manager Ashton have done an amazing job getting Lullwood NAEYC Certified.  As an elementary teacher I feel confident that my son will be kinder ready both academically and socially.”

Crystal T
Child Reading

“Our son has been at the Brighton Center Lullwood/Monte Vista Campus for 2+ years and we could not be happier with his and our experience.  The environment is warm, welcoming and safe, and the staff is attentive, knowledgeable, and has endless energy.  We could not recommend Brighton more highly.”

Meriel Bowman