Bright from the Start

bright from the start trainingApproved Training for Your Staff

Our Bright from the Start  training is never old, tired, boring or repetitive.  Your staff will engage, laugh, think, practice, question and leave with concrete activities for babies – PreK to grow socially, emotionally, and intellectually.

Children are at their peak brain absorbing capacity  from zero to five years old- which sets the stage for future learning.    Let us enrich your staff with methods to accelerate that learning.   Our trainers hold Master of Education degrees,  reading specialist training, Better Brains for Babies certification, and awards from the American Medical Association Foundation for our Playful Yoga program.

Training is CONVENIENTLY available at your site after hours and on weekends anywhere in Georgia. Online training CANNOT motivate and inspire like in- person group training.


Bright from the Start
Approved training courses:

Sign Language for Babies – PreK:
  Sign Language develops vocabulary  for hearing babies through PreK aged children. Teachers are introduced to daily words already used in the classroom and word signs to Quick as a Cricket and Slowly Slowly Slowly said the Sloth using hands to build expressive language  all ages.

Laughter Yoga: Talk about staff bonding, this training not only gives teachers an entire program of “laughter exercises” modified for children, but offers new approaches to stress and irritation on and off the job.

Go Away Stress!
Reducing Stress for Adults and Children: Providers will practice and learn skills of relaxation and tension relief for themselves and children in care. Teaching children to “self soothe” is an important lifelong skill just as it is for adults. This training is not just lecture!

Playful Yoga for 2 year olds – Pre-K: Award winning movement program recognized by the American Medical Association Foundation for it’s 20 plus movements and calming breath games to help children learn self control over temper tantrums. Create happier and quicker transitions, aid in general classroom management, and allow energy release on a rainy day! Develops balance, coordination, cross midline and listening skills.

Sensory Integration Challenges and Strategies:

Define, understand and recognize a child with sensory integration challenges. Learn classroom strategies to help minimize meltdowns.

Core Rules and Regulations to Music for Citation free Centers!: Hearing the same thing in new ways and to music, will help keep your center become citation free across all core rule areas, from hazards to hygiene, from ratios to sleep safety and across all 12 core rule areas.

Discipline and Supervision:
“Cans, Can’ts and Don’ts” is a hands on team building training in which each person reviews her classroom setting during the day to examine challenges and pitfalls in supervision. Self examination of discipline styles and new ways to implement child appropriate learning strategies along with review of BFTS Rules and Regs- “cans cant’s and don’ts” ensure each provider leaves the training with alternative strategies for positive discipline.

Transportation for Safe Children and Citation Free Centers
Clearly defined rule review, role playing, partner work, group games, decision fatigue discussion and new transportation songs ensure understanding and enforcement of transportation compliance.

Playing into Math and Language for 3 and 4 year olds: Jumpstarting Kindergartners into the Common Core Georgia Professional Standards
Playfully develop early math and language competencies with 3-4 year olds through the roadmap provided by kindergarten standards of CCGPS(Common Core Georgia Professional Standards).

Yoga for Tots 1-2 yrs: Learn 20 new movements for all senses through imitation, language, music and rhythm. Redirect and provide short, age appropriate structure with poses. Lesson plan material can be developed from each pose: Cat, Dog, Cow, Gorilla, Hand up High, and many more.

Yoga for Infants: Using life size dolls, practice movements to increase brain development through connection with song and language. Learn two dozen new movements that engage all of baby’s senses and decrease boredom. Poses increase tummy time. Babies are happier, less fussy, and sleep longer from “exercise.”

Earlier Readers; Infant-Tot Visual Development and intro to Sign Language: Enrich the reading potential of all infants and tots during this explosive period of brain growth through simple materials to develop visual ability and receptive language. Based on 40 years of research and application with infant development. Training includes introduction to sign language.

Look What Came Out of Your Mouth: Teachers will assess their communication style in the workplace, with children and in family life regarding direct and indirect language. Role play highlights unintentional effects of threats and empty words and serves to build more effective communication skills between adult and child.

Stop that, Bullies! Discussion of what defines bully behavior in children and adults, why children bully and strategies to empower children with assertive techniques in the face of unwanted attention.

Easy Street: Lessons Plans for Infant and Tots : With an emphasis on sensory exploration and safety, providers will learn to develop a daily and weekly lesson plan to maximize language and promote positive emotional and social foundations.

Two intermediate level trainings are:
Reducing Stress for Adults and Children
Earlier Readers; Infant- Tot Visual Development

For a listing of all trainings, please go to the GA Training Approval site HERE

Please call Lori Sugarman at 678-778-0707 for questions and inquiries or email to

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