by JENNIFER FRAKES | photos provided by Bright Horizons

Empowering Children

The Academy at Bright Horizons Develops Confident and Successful Learners

The Academy at Bright Horizons is a private preschool located in Encinitas that educates and brighthorizons02nurtures children from the ages of 2 to 6 years old. The curriculum provides an environment that encourages children’s natural curiosity and inquisitiveness, with the goal of developing problem-solvers and decision-makers. “Our school believes in meeting the needs of our individual children and building on their strengths. Each child is assigned a primary teacher, classroom, and playground. We have thirteen classrooms to accommodate the age range of our children, and each classroom promotes creativity, learning and simple beauty by incorporating nature, texture and children’s artwork,” said Kim Rinder, Director of The Academy at Bright Horizons. According to Rinder, the school has a tremendous amount of success placing students in North County’s best private and public schools, including The Rhoades School, Diegueno Country School, Santa Fe Christian, La Jolla Country Day, and Del Mar Pines.

“The World at Their Fingertips curriculum and enrichments complement the California state standards and the guidelines established by The National Association for the Education of Young Children. Utilizing this combination of curriculum allows us to create a rich and challenging program.” – Kim Rinder

One of the most unique aspects of The Academy at Bright Horizons is the early education curriculum called The World at Their Fingertips which was created to foster individual development at every age and stage. The curriculum offers learning experiences through the following components: Language Works, Math Counts, Science Rocks, Our World, Art Smart, and Well Aware. Each of these components provides children with a foundation for learning within the specific subject area, as well as program enrichments such as The Culinary Academy, a part of the Well Aware curriculum, where students participate in weekly cooking projects that are focused on healthy and nutritious foods. “The World at Their Fingertips curriculum and enrichments complement the California state standards and the guidelines established by The National Association for the Education of Young Children. Utilizing this combination of curriculum allows us to create a rich and challenging program,” related Rinder.brighthorizons03
The faculty members at The Academy at Bright Horizons are dedicated to the growth and development of their students and have a passion for readying preschoolers for elementary school and beyond. “The first five years of a child’s life is critical to lifelong learning and development. Early experiences influence brain development, establishing the neural connections that provide the foundation for language, reasoning, problem solving, social skills, behavior and emotional health — characteristics that often determine how well a child will do in school and in life,” explained Rinder. For more information about The Academy at Bright Horizons visit www.brighthorizons.com/theacademy.


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Name of School: The Academy at Bright Horizons: A Private Preschool
School Director: Kim Rinder
Year of Establishment: 1980, formerly The Gifted Preschool
Address: 2232 Encinitas Blvd., Encinitas, CA 92024
Website: www.brighthorizons.com/theacademy
Email: theacademy@brighthorizons.com
Phone: 760-436-9666
Description of School: Bright Horizons’ programs empower children from infancy on to become confident, successful learners and secure, caring people. Their programs invite children to develop the skills and confidence to succeed in school and beyond