Parents Speak

Kavita Chandran Budhraja

" True to its name, this is the brightest beginning you could ever give to your child as he or she enters school years. Our little girl, an alum of Bright Beginnings, is now a 2nd grader in Singapore and still talks about her ‘Mast Tree' class.

Kiara's first exposure to school was the Wednesday toddler sessions in BB, a must-do for anyone with a curious tot eager to learn, sway, sing and most of all do it with Mommy or Daddy. What always amazed us was how quiet the school would be – hard to believe there were 45 tiny beings inside, all working meticulously in their Montessori environment with their building blocks, books, beads, lemon strainers and all things that can provide fodder to a little child's imagination. The sense of discipline and respect inculcated during early stages has lived on – a lot of that comes from the respect the child sees inside the school between Aruna and her wonderful set of teachers. That rhythm can get infectious. There are things taught that Kiara still remembers, for example we have a secret phrase "Do the Ajji Ma'am" when she cleans her face after brushing – a hygiene tactic taught by her class teacher at BB.

I'd recommend Bright Beginnings to anyone who's looking to ease their child into a school that has an international environment, encourages self discipline and above all thrives on love and respect. "

Anubhuti Srivastava

"Both my children have spent their early years at Bright Beginnings. Bright Beginnings has paid special attention to the minutest details, to make a child's 'maiden' experience into the world of education a memorable beginning. My kids have now grown up but they still remember the school and the teachers very well. One distinct thing about the school that I remember is that it does not just focus on Montessori education alone but also on life skills. My younger one has also attended the mother-toddler program and used to look forward to going for the same. Till date, Bright Beginnings continues to be my ideal Montessori school."

Surabhi Daharwal

"We miss Bright Beginnings very much. It is a wonderful and nurturing environment where kids open up, learn academics as well as life skills. We wish our kids could be here longer. Both our kids were in this school for 3+ years. Anusha was attending a Montessori in Northern Virginia and we were looking for a similar school for her when we moved to India. Bright Beginnings was our answer. Teachers helped her transition and she adjusted beautifully and felt comfortable from day one. After graduating and going to a bigger school for over a month every day she would ask us if she could go back to Bright Beginnings and she yet misses all her teachers. Our younger daughter was very quiet in school (exactly the opposite of how she was at home) in the beginning for quite a long time, so much so that we got worried if the Montessori approach was the right one for her. All the teachers at Bright Beginnings including Ms. Aruna were confident and gave us the assurance that this was the right environment for Himayani. Sure enough, this is just what happened in time and we are so glad we decided to keep her in the Montessori and more importantly in Bright Beginnings.

Both our daughters love to go back to visit Bright Beginnings every chance they get and spend time in the classrooms. They still feel they belong there."

Swati Amritkar on June 26th, 2012

"When Dhruv sees a nano he say, "Like my Chris Ma'am." He misses Pragati Ma'am's and Aruna Ma'am's singing. He will say, "Mama don't sing like this. You must listen to how ma'am sings." We will definitely drop into school whenever we are in Bangalore."

A Parent's Note soon after the Sports Day on January 25th, 2013

" I would like to applaud Aruna Ma'am, all the teachers and all those behind the scenes for making the Sports Day really a memorable and enjoyable event.

I should admit that I was little skeptical in the morning on how a sports day in a "small lawn" would be, after seeing sports day celebrations at my daughter's school in a big ground.

You proved today that "size" doesn't matter. The entire event was very well choreographed and very well organized. Excellent performances from such small kids shows the amount of effort that has gone in from all the teachers to make it happen. Above all, all the kids thoroughly enjoyed it.

I was very surprised to see that the focus of many of the kids were on completing the activities part of the race without being worried about first / second place.

I personally think that this is a very valuable lesson you are imparting at such a young age.

Congratulations again and looking forward to more such events."

A thank-you note from a Parent in September 2012.

"It has been absolutely lovely having our daughter at Bright Beginning and interacting with all the members of the school. There are few places where the love for teaching, learning and discovering is apparent, like it is in your school. Besides shaping a lot of what our daughter is as a person today, it has given both me and my husband loads of perspective and shaped us as parents! "