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  • 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. […]

  • Winter Garden Makes a Splash

    Now that summer is heating up here in Central Florida, what do BrightStart kids do to stay cool? The Winter Garden crew has the answer for that – just a short van ride to the Downtown Splashpad and Pavilion gets the Friday party underway! While BrightStart’s newest center in Winter Garden continues to grow, this […]

  • BrightStart at the 2018 Make ‘m Smile Event

    The annual Make ‘m Smile event from Nathaniel’s Hope just gets bigger every year. Rain or shine the party celebrating kids with special needs takes over Lake Eola in downtown Orlando, and team members from BrightStart Pediatrics were there again to make the sun shine just a little brighter. Just sharing the BrightStart love Our […]

  • Nursing, Therapy, Superheroes

    You can be sure the summer is almost here with the annual visit of our super friends, the Guardians of Justice. It was a real collision of universes! Where else can you find cute patients, Mulan, Batman, Snow White, Kim Possible, Ron Stoppable & Rufus, Shego and Nightwing… all at the same time? Our hero friends […]

  • Goats and ducks and pigs, oh my!

    The crew at BrightStart Sanford enjoyed a spring break favorite on Wednesday when our friends from Noah’s Landing came to visit.   A variety of animals were on hand for some joy and reluctant curiosity. Sit back and get ready for some smiles – we’ve got plenty of photos to share.   Thanks to Candace […]

  • All Aboard for Spring Break!

    We’re growing at BrightStart Winter Garden! This is our second spring break celebration and our very first spring break field trip for our newest center.   Some of our gang took a jaunt downtown to get in touch with our local roots, with help from the Winter Garden Heritage Foundation, where we visited the Heritage […]

  • Bouncing Into Spring Break!

    At BrightStart Orlando, a little overcast weather couldn’t dampen a day in the bounce house in the back play area on Monday. The gang actually got a jump on the party with a trip to the Florida Mall last week on Friday. Still to come this week for our southernmost center: movie time, the annual […]