Positive Bright Start
A Trauma-Informed, Positive Behavior Support Preschool
Positive Bright Start at Edgewood
1600 Haskell Ave, Units 159 and 160
Positive Bright Start at Lakeview
3015 W 31st St
1900 Delaware St
We have infant, toddler, and preschool classrooms, serving children aged 6 months to school age.
We operate year round, Monday through Friday, 7:30am to 5:30pm. At this time, we offer full time slots only.
A one time deposit of $100 is due in order to secure a child’s enrollment slot. The deposit can be applied to the child’s last month’s tuition.
Tuition is a fixed monthly rate, as follows:
$1000 for infants up to one year old
$800 for toddlers up to 30 months
$650 for preschool aged children 30 months and over
We accept DCF assistance and other third party payments with approval. Some additional assistance may be available through our Positive Bright Start child care tuition scholarship program, subject to availability of funds.
Positive Bright Start School is open from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm Monday through Friday, twelve months a year. Our classrooms are closed on major holidays and over winter and spring break. Please refer to the parent handbook for a list of dates we are closed for the current year.
What is Positive Behavior Support?
Objectively, Positive Behavior Support is a classroom problem-solving approach, based on humanistic values and research that uses assessment data to make decisions, preventative strategies to reduce incidence of challenging behavior, and instructional strategies to teach children replacement skills for problem behavior. It can be used to address problem behaviors that may range from commonplace inappropriate behaviors to aggression, tantrums, and property destruction, to withdrawing or repetitive behaviors. In a PBS environment, children who have individualized needs are often able to reach developmental milestones ahead of schedule, while providing children who are typically developing the self-confidence they need to be successful in public school and beyond. For more information on the Pyramid Model and Positive Behavior Support visit the Pyramid Model website, or the TACSEI website.
We strive to create an environment where children feel valued, accepted and respected. Our goal is to cultivate respect, safety, responsibility, and the social and academic skills necessary to engage each student’s fullest potential.
Positive Bright Start operates under the belief that all children have special needs and special strengths. In the appropriate learning environment all children can learn from their peers as well as their teachers.
Goals for students:
Develop socially, emotionally, physically and cognitively;
Develop language skills;
Develop problem solving skills;
Learn to be a member of the preschool community.
Goals for families:
Families will feel welcome in the classroom.
Families will partner with preschool to help their children develop readiness skills.
Families will advocate for their children.
Want to see what a day looks like in our classrooms? View a photo gallery here.
To schedule a tour, call our office and ask for Kristi at 785-842-9679, extension 114,, or email her at
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