Hartley Station

Bright Star Learning Center’s Hartley Station Location in Macon, GA

Bright Star Learning Center’s Hartley Station location follows the Bible-based ABeka® Curriculum with children starting at the age of two. The curriculum consists of songs, stories and key principles while introducing other concepts to children including letters, numbers, colors, shapes and sounds. Our classrooms are broken down into the following class brackets: 

Infant (Six Weeks to Six Months) and Crawler (Six Months to 12 Months)

The first few years of life are the most important for development and learning. Our infant room strives to cultivate the best environment for your baby. We accommodate each child with flexibility to meet their individual needs. Each teacher establishes a positive nurturing bond to enhance all areas of your child's development. At this tender age, there's no such thing as too much love, too many hugs or too many giggles. As babies grow into toddlers, it's imperative to create strong bonds with families and caregivers. At our child care center, you know your child is being loved, hugged and nurtured from the very beginning and as he or she continues to develop. 

Infant and Crawler Room Highlights:

  • We provide fine motor and gross motor skill building activities
  • We provide daily notes to encourage the continual communication that is vital for your child's care 
  • Teachers sing, read and talk with your child to promote beginning language development
  • A comforting place that focuses on love and trust 

Wee A (12 Months to 16 Months) and Wee B (16 Months to 18 Months)

Around the age of one, your child is becoming increasingly mobile. This is a thrill and a challenge for both you and your child. We provide a stimulating environment where your child can begin to safely roam and explore their newfound mobility. Teachers give consistent warm physical contact, providing hugs and a nurturing atmosphere to establish your child's sense of security and well-being. 

Wee A and Wee B Room Highlights:

  • Variety of learning experiences
  • Introduce the children to numbers, colors and shapes
  • Help improve hand-eye coordination through play using a variety of materials
  • Of course lots of arts and crafts
  • Warm, loving atmosphere
  • Lots of positive encouragement 

Toddler A (1.8 Years to 2.4 Years), Toddler B (2.4 Years to 2.8 Years), Toddler C (2.8 Years to 3 Years)

As the children grow they are becoming better at communicating their thoughts through gestures and speaking. Our teachers encourage the children's language development through songs, stories and other fun activities. We also encourage the children's social skills with their classmates through sharing, teamwork and the beginnings of lasting friendships. 

Toddler Room Highlights:

  • Hands-on projects designed to stimulate the toddler mind
  • A structured learning plan designed to meet your child's developmental needs
  • Problem-solving challenges and puzzles 
  • A fun, safe play environment for personal discovery and adventure 
  • A rich educational environment filled with science, math, language, drama, music, art and more 
  • Close attention to each and every toddler to maximize personal growth
  • Lots of hugs and giggles 

3A (Three Years to 3 1/2 Years) and 3B (3 1/2 Years to Four Years)

Our three year olds are in the "I can do it!" phase. They are becoming more independent and exploring the world around them. Our teachers explore along with the children, using more complex activities to encourage them to try new things on their own. We provide many areas for this growing independence through creative play, building, drawing, rhymes and reading.

Pre-Schooler Room Highlights:

  • Child-directed learning allows preschoolers to process and self-regulate their own decisions 
  • Language, physical and cognitive development, with a focus on learning curves needed for developmental milestones
  • Small group activities are planned for every child throughout each day 
  • Literacy and writing activities are age-appropriate and provided daily
  • Activities and music balance learning and fun
  • Emotional and social development takes place with peers and teachers 
  • Planned outdoor activities are provided for physical fitness and development
  • Daily enrichment activities encourage imaginative and creative play 
  • Progress reports inform parents of children's daily accomplishments 
  • Decision-making skills support growing minds 

4A (Four Years to 4 1/2 Years) and 4C (4 1/2 Years to Five Years)

Pre-kindergarten is a critical time for children beginning the journey of life and learning. This program promotes independence while preparing your children for school. Several literacy experiences are held throughout the day in preparation for your child to begin the writing and reading processes. Routines also become an important part of your child's life at this age and they begin to understand what to expect from those around them.

Pre-Kindergarten Room Highlights:

  • Children learn their numbers in fun and engaging activities
  • Color identification
  • Identify shapes through games
  • We help them improve their small motor skills using scissors, holding a pencil and crayon correctly, putting together puzzles and more! 
  • Your child will learn large motor skills as well, like running, jumping, hopping on their feet and climbing
  • In this room your child will learn manners and how to recognize their own name 
  • They will also learn to work in groups while doing fun arts and crafts

Before and After School Care Programs

Our Before School and After School Care program is the perfect solution for busy parents, with meals and transportation included. In addition, the after school program not only helps with homework for elementary children, we also feed your child a delicious full dinner, so you have one less thing you have to worry about after a long day. 

Before School 6:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

  • Drop off as early as 6am!  
  • We feed your child breakfast
  • We make sure your child gets safely to school 

After School 3:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

  • Transportation from school  
  • Homework assistance 
  • Full dinner provided 

Bright Star Transportation

For parents’ convenience we have two buses at each location to transport students to and from local schools daily. These buses are also used for year-round field trips we offer to our students.

We provide drop-off and pickup services to:
  • Skyview
  • Porter 
  • Heard 
  • Rutland 
  • Windsor Academy 
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