BrightStart Classics Vault

So many terrific little patients, so many photos and videos … sometimes we just can’t let go! 

To keep our What’s New page new, we’ve created this BrightStart Classics Vault, where we keep some of those favorites for your viewing pleasure.

  • 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…
  • 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…
  • 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…
  • 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.…
  • 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…
  • 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…
  • 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…
  • 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…
  • 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…
  • 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…
  • 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…
  • 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…
  • 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.…
  • 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…
  • Santa’s Sanford Session
    BrightStart Sanford put together a big holiday celebration for patients and families, topped off with a visit from Santa Claus himself! Santa brought gifts, cheer,…
  • Santa Gets a Winter Garden Welcome!
    BrightStart Winter Garden got a Tuesday morning surprise visit from Santa Claus, and a gaggle of his elves, too! We were so glad to welcome…
  • Monday Surprise at Orlando: Santa, Santa, Santa!
    Monday morning got off to a pretty chilly start, the kind that reminds people of Christmas … And wouldn’t you know it, BrightStart Pediatrics Orlando…
  • Sanford’s Trunk-or-Treat
    BrightStart Sanford rolled into the fall spirit with Trunk-or-Treat! A very special thank you goes out to our friends and neighbors in the Brio Business…
  • Winter Garden’s Halloween ’17
    BrightStart Winter Garden hit the downtown area for some trick-or-treat fun on Friday – and it was all treats. Our newest center is growing so…
  • BrightStart Sanford Pumpkin Patch Trip
    Somewhere, it’s fall – when the landscape changes color, and the weather cools down, and the pumpkins come out. Here in Central Florida … the…
  • Winter Garden Super Friday
    BrightStart Winter Garden celebrated their first Super Friday with a surprise visit from Wonder Woman, Rapunzel (in Florida attire) and the Dark Side’s very own…
  • Seminole Towne Center Mall Crawl
    This week at BrightStart, our therapy included getting kids into the wide open spaces of a large retail complex.   The Room Four gang from…
  • A Cool Visit From Frozen Friends!
    What a cool way to celebrate a birthday! Patients from our BrightStart Sanford and Orlando centers got together for a special visit from some very…
  • BrightStart at Make ‘m Smile 2017
    This year’s Make ‘m Smile event, the annual party sponsored by Nathaniel’s Hope, was big fun for everyone!   Thanks to everyone who stopped by…
  • Bat, Cat, Quinn & Kara
    Super-fun, that is! Friday at BrightStart Orlando saw a very special visit from some of our very special friends at the Guardians of Justice. It’s…
  • Go Fly A Kite!
    The crew at BrightStart Orlando had themselves quite a busy day at Kissimmee Lakefront Park on Wednesday. There was plenty of running around, flying kites,…
  • Video: Just Some Bowling Fun
    Sure, Spring Break has been over for a week by now – but video of BrightStart kids bowling and attacking a pizza is basically timeless.…
  • March Madness, Winter Garden Style
    The smaller Spring Breakers at BrightStart Winter Garden had a simple outing Friday – the play area and great weather. We’re sharing some of their…
  • Rolling Out The Good Times in Sanford
    We’re bringing you intermittent reports from Spring Break this year – this time, checking in with BrightStart Sanford again as they staged a full invasion…
  • Field Trip: Green Meadows Petting Farm
    BrightStart Orlando patients got a jump on Spring Break with a field trip to one of our annual favorites: the Green Meadows Petting Farm in…
  • New Year’s Play at BrightStart
    Yes, it’s the middle of January and our ears are still ringing from all the madness of the Christmas and New Year celebrations. The BrightStart…
  • One Last Stop: Santa at BrightStart Sanford!
    In the final leg of a holiday victory lap, Santa Claus visited BrightStart Sanford on Tuesday, delivering plenty of Christmas joy and gifts! This very…
  • Big Fun: Santa at BrightStart Orlando!
    BrightStart is on the “good” list! Late last week we got confirmation that Santa Claus would make a pre-Christmas Eve stop at BrightStart Orlando, and…
  • Holiday Surprise: Santa at BrightStart Winter Garden!
    BrightStart Winter Garden is having its very first holiday celebration this year, and things got a real boost with a visit from Old Saint Nick…
  • Boo! BrightStart in Winter Garden!
    BrightStart Winter Garden took to the streets of downtown for our very first Trick or Treat on the west side! Led by Rainbow Dash (who…
  • BrightStart Orlando Scares Up Fun
    BrightStart Pediatrics has so much nursing, therapy and love to go around that we moved the Orlando Trick or Treat celebration ahead a few days.…
  • Little Pumpkins at the Pumpkin Patch
    BrightStart Sanford patients showed their fall colors with a visit to the Pumpkin Patch at Lakeside Fellowship on Tuesday. While this is technically a fall…
  • BrightStart’s Wet Wednesday
    The BrightStart Orlando gang made a splash at the Bob Makinson Aquatic Center in Kissimmee on Wednesday. This is what summer is all about! If…
  • Make ‘m Smile 2016
    It doesn’t matter how many people show up for the annual Make ‘m Smile event sponsored by Nathaniel’s Hope – it was about 40,000 last…
  • BrightStart’s Super Friday
    Not just any Friday – it’s Super Friday! Now something of an annual tradition, superhero friends stop by to visit BrightStart Orlando on their way…
  • May The Fourth Be With You
    BrightStart Pediatrics celebrated May 4th with a little help from some friends! Why May 4th? Well, you may have heard about a little thing called…
  • BrightStart Kids at Bear Creek Park
    Whether they’re in school or not, sometimes the patients at BrightStart have to get out into the open and burn off some of that crazy…
  • Noah’s Landing at BrightStart Sanford
    A regular feature of Spring Break at BrightStart Sanford is a visit from our friends at Noah’s Landing, a mobile petting zoo. This opportunity for…
  • BrightStart Spring Break Gallery 2016
    This is the “live from the scene” gallery, which we’ll be adding to through this week. In this gallery, you can enjoy mobile-phone quality photos…
  • BrightStart Spring Break 2016 teaser
    BrightStart’s Spring Break 2016 activities are right around the corner, which is where our camera captured some of the Sanford gang in dress rehearsal for…
  • BrightStart Spring Break 2016
    That noise you hear is the party at BrightStart Pediatrics – because Spring Break 2016 is just around the corner! Next week the school-age patients…
  • BrightStart Welcomes Guardians of Justice
    BrightStart patients make terrific progress in our program of nursing, therapy and love. When it comes to “Fun Therapy” we sometimes bring in other experts…
  • BrightStart Sanford Trunk or Treat!
    Halloween in Florida – sunny and hot! Still, what better way to enjoy some trick or treat fun than great weather? While we have a…
  • BrightStart Orlando Trick or Treat!
    Once again, BrightStart is ahead of the game. Patients, families and staff at BrightStart Orlando brought Halloween in early (Thursday) and it was – you…
  • BrightStart Halloween 2015 trailer
    That’s right – this is just the trailer. The whole BrightStart Halloween experience is coming soon, and keeping with our tradition of outrageous fun it’s…
  • BrightStart’s O2B Kids Field Trip
    Our regular regime of nursing, therapy and love was on the road again! While our BrightStart Sanford center is busy with a few housekeeping projects,…
  • BrightStart: A Free Range PPEC
    Alright, maybe there is no such thing as a free range PPEC, but if there was, you better believe BrightStart would be at the top…
  • BrightStart: Off The Deep End
    This is how the cool kids stay cool at BrightStart Pediatrics – with super-fun field trips to the aquatic center! Our Room Four gang made…
  • Color Us Happy!
    It’s always the summer of fun at BrightStart Pediatrics – just take a look at the Orlando gang on their latest field trip. The Crayola…
  • BrightStart at Make ‘m Smile 2015
    Did we see you there? BrightStart staff and families were out for a busy day on Saturday at the Make ‘m Smile event sponsored by…
  • Bam! Superheroes at BrightStart!
    It’s become a tradition now – some very super friends drop in at the Orlando center every spring on their way to the MegaCon event…
  • BrightStart Orlando Bowling Field Trip!
    BrightStart Orlando took their turn at the lanes with a bowling field trip on Wednesday. A very big thank you goes out to our friends…
  • Spring Break – Orlando Style
    Spring Break 2015 just got started for the patients at BrightStart Orlando, and they kicked things off with lots of noise and trip to the…
  • BrightStart Sanford Knocks Them Over
    Some of the BrightStart Sanford crew made Thursday a big bowling day, and we can’t help but show off. Special thanks to our BrightStart families…
  • Petting Zoo at BrightStart Sanford
    BrightStart Sanford welcomed back a spring break tradition on Wednesday – our friends from Noah’s Landing Petting Zoo. Perfect weather and lots of smiles were…