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  • Holiday Magic: Santa Claus at BrightStart Sanford

    It was a dark and stormy Thursday – outside, anyway. The sun is always shining at BrightStart, but things really lit up when Mr. Kringle showed up for a pre-Christmas visit at our Sanford center! Sanford’s preschool group have been enjoying all kinds of holiday-themed activities during December, including a varied collection of holiday carols. […]

  • Oh, it’s Santa Claus in Orlando!

    It started like any other Wednesday at BrightStart Orlando … and then Santa Claus showed up. But he didn’t come alone: With a full complement of elves from VNPEU Local 18 (the Valencia Nursing Program Elves Union ) the joy of the Christmas season reached every corner of the center. Old St. Nick’s timing couldn’t […]

  • Santa Claus arrives at BrightStart Winter Garden

    What started as a regular Tuesday of nursing, therapy and love turned into full-blown holiday party.  Just a week away from Christmas we got a huge surprise at BrightStart Winter Garden: A visit from Santa Claus! “It is my busiest time of the year,” Santa told us, “but I’ve been watching the girls and boys […]

  • BrightStart Halloween 2018

    Alright, we say this every year – but only because it’s true – a Halloween celebration at BrightStart Pediatrics is so much fun it’s scary. That’s really the only scary part. Otherwise it’s an excuse to decorate our centers with lots of neat things, have everyone dress in fun costumes, get treats … so mostly […]

  • Little BrightStart Pumpkins on the Loose

    Don’t tell anyone, but it’s very nearly fall in Central Florida, something you wouldn’t know from the weather. But the sunshine is still okay for fall field trips, like a visit to the pumpkin patch. We’re highlighting the field trip from the BrightStart Sanford crew, who went back to visit the Lakeside Fellowship Methodist Church […]

  • Fire Truck Visit at BrightStart Winter Garden

    Even when summer seems to be at its hottest, it’s cool to have our friends from the Winter Garden Fire Department stop by our center for a visit. Though it’s a younger group at Winter Garden, they enjoyed a peek around Engine 22, learned about the variety of equipment it carries and how the crew […]

  • BrightStart Fills Up With Field Trip Fun

    It’s still nursing, therapy and love … on a field trip. With school just around the corner for a few of our little rays of sunshine, the BrightStart Sanford crew decided it was time to get on the party bus and take the celebration on the road. Thursday’s destination was the Oviedo Mall, where there […]

  • Easy Math: BrightStart Pediatrics

    Easy Math: BrightStart Pediatrics PPEC

    Who needs BrightStart? A newborn with a congenital heart defect. A toddler with complex gastrointestinal issues. A child with a tracheostomy. These children are examples of typical patients for PPEC – Prescribed Pediatric Extended Care. It’s likely that most parents have never heard of PPEC even though there are many PPEC providers in the Central […]

  • BrightStart Sanford Crew at the Watering Hole

    Has your PPEC summer fun included feeding a giraffe? It has if you’re a BrightStart patient, and while the therapeutic benefits have not been scientifically corroborated, we can safely say kids love it, so it must be good. The BrightStart Sanford crew made it a wild Wednesday at the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens. […]