Blooming Brains Academy

Blooming Brains at a Glance

Students are taught in a manner that allows each one to accept new challenges once they have mastered a skill. Students are allowed to grow and advance at their own pace and are encouraged to try new things. In addition to core academic subjects, students also have classes in Art, Music, Physical Education, Language and Life Skills.
Our teachers are experienced and caring professionals who are experts in their field. We searched far and wide to find THE BEST educators to teach our students.

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The Blooming Brains Academy community is composed of like-minded parents who value education and who will do anything to make sure that their children have every available resource. We all want the best for your children. Blooming Brains Academy values parents and our program is designed to meet your needs, as well as your child’s needs. We pride ourselves on customer service and effective communication. We are here for you! We want to make sure that parents have a first class experience and feel confident in their child’s success.

Our Team

Rajeshri Gandhi Bhatia

Katie Cosmi

Blooming Brains Academy Highlight

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    Top notch, high performing, highly educated teachers
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    Multiage classes that challenge students to work hard and succeed, starting with infants
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    Professional operations that value customer service and are designed to meet the needs of busy families
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    Parent education and coaching and access to an educational concierge
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    State of the art facility designed to best meet the needs of students
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    Solid leadership team with more than 20 years of experience starting and leading schools
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    Extended Hours - An extended calendar with minimal days that we are closed and a promise to be open whenever it is possible
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    Frequent, effective communication that includes newsletters, phone calls, text messages, social media posts and face-to-face interactions with teachers and staff

Blooming Brains Academy FAQs

Montessori education is a method of education founded by Italian physician, Maria Montessori. She was one of the first women to attend medical school in Italy during the late 1800’s. Around the turn of the century she founded the first Casa dei Bambini and applied her method of teaching young children. Her methodology is based on her scientific observations of children and how they learn. She used these observations to identify and create specific materials that we still use in Montessori classrooms today. Montessori pedagogy is rooted in following the child’s natural tendencies to learn by doing (hands-on learning), honoring the individual, and providing freedom within limits.
At BBA, we strive to help each student achieve their potential by supporting and challenging them to work hard. Whether it’s giving them word puzzles, participating in math contests or setting up reading challenges, we want our students to continually master challenges and seek out more. Montessori education allows for individual students to take ownership of their learning and progress at their own pace. Additionally, students learn content in a manner that emphasizes conceptual understanding. As an example, students as young as 3 begin to discover the concept of place value through their use of Montessori materials. Later on, when they are learning to add two digit numbers, they understand what ‘carrying the one’ means. It is very common for Montessori students to be ahead of grade level, especially when they have attended since they were young. At BBA, we are committed to offer opportunities for every student to achieve and are not limited by any age-based barriers. Our staff includes teachers who are able to teach high levels of math and literature (including high school content) so that we can meet every student’s needs. Our structured, supportive approach encourages students to do their best and seek our challenges.
BBA’s hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Class begins at 8:30 a.m. and runs until 11:30 a.m. for half day students, the full day ends at 3:30 p.m. Morning child care is offered from 7:00 a.m. until 8:30 a.m. Afternoon child care is offered from 3:30 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.
BBA offers Montessori programs in Infant (ages 6 weeks to 18 months of age), Toddler (18 months to three years of age) and Primary (3 to 6 years of age). We offer five day per week enrollment for our Infant community and two, three or five day enrollment options for our Toddler and Preschool communities. Toddler and Preschool enrollment is also offered for full and half day students, in an effort to meet the needs of our parent community.
Students who attend Montessori school typically work in what are called “work cycles”. The ideal work cycle is approximately three hours in length. As such, students will attend class, go outside for recess and attend extra-curricular classes during our morning session from 8:30-11:30 a.m. For students who stay all day, lunch will be observed from 11:30-12:00, followed by recess until 12:30. Students who require a nap will be offered that opportunity daily from 12:30 until 3:00, rejoining their class of non-napping students for the end of the day rituals like classroom jobs, which include preparing the classroom for the next morning. All students who remain at school after 3:30 p.m. will attend our after care program, which is offered until 6:00 p.m.
In addition to weekly newsletters from your classroom teacher and the administrative team, BBA will utilize a program called Transparent Classroom. This is a wonderful tool for both parents and teachers! It holds the student’s records for the teacher to view and plan, as well as offering parents a peek inside their child’s day at school! Teachers can upload pictures of notable experiences and lessons at the end of the school day, giving parents talking points with their children at home!

BBA’s mission is to partner with families to meet their needs, not only through providing child care, but by providing what we feel is the best method of education, the Montessori method of education. This mission is rooted in offering parent education events, and partnerships with our staff as parents navigate the developmental milestones their children achieve. We can offer assistance with toilet training, sleep schedules, bringing Montessori into your home, and more. At BBA, we serve the whole family, not just the child.

Click here for a list of notable Montessori Alumni!

“The goal of early childhood education should be to activate the child’s own natural desire to learn.” – Maria Montessori

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