Welcome to Bright Beginnings Preschool

What is Brunswick's Bright Beginnings?
 
Brunswick's Bright Beginnings, housed at Kidder Elementary School, originated in 1991. It is a preschool designed for both children with disabilities and their typically developing peers. This unique arrangement benefits all students. Typically developing students serve as role models for those with identified developmental delays, which helps them to develop skills necessary to be successful in school. In addition, the typical children gain a more personalized preschool experience that includes many teaching techniques not available in a regular preschool.
  
Who may attend?
Children may attend the preschool if they are between 3 to 5 years of age. If a child has a documented disability, it is generally in one of the following areas:
  • communication skills (speech and/or language)
  • hearing ability
  • vision
  • motor function
  • social-emotional behavior
  • visual abilities
  • cognitive/pre-academic skills
 
How do I know if my child qualifies for Bright Beginnings?
Our preschool staff members screen each child with a suspected disability. If in-depth testing is warranted, it is completed by a staff member qualified in a specific area such as speech or motor skills. Afterwards, a written report is prepared detailing each child's strengths and areas of need. State preschool rules determine eligibility for services. 

Resources

Contact Information

Paula M. H. Jones
Preschool Principal
Phone: 330-273-0224
 
Irene Kazee
Preschool Secretary
Phone: 330-273-0294
 
 
Mandy Codding
Preschool Teacher
 
Maisie Regotti
Preschool teacher
MRegotti@bcsoh.org
 
Jessica Seeholzer
Preschooler Teacher
Link to: Website
 
Stephanie Stepsis
Preschool Teacher
 
Roberta Peterson
Itinerant Intervention Specialist
 
Lindsay Williams
Psychologist
Phone: 330-273-0558
lwilliams@bcsoh.org
 
Nicole Mancuso
Psychologist
Phone:  330-273-0559
 
 
Michelle Futchko
Occupational Therapist

Yolanda Niemoller
Physical Therapist

Lisa O'Connor
Speech/Language Pathologist
 
Nicole Gorgan
Itinerant Speech/Language Pathologist