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Shining Bright Nurturing Space 

A modern holistic approach to nurturing the whole child. Contact us to schedule a virtual tour! Now accepting new enrollees!

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Milinaire Davis
PROGRAM DIRECTOR
Accepting new enrollments 2 months to 13 years
Schedule Tour
Basics
Background Check

Yes

Philosophy

Inquiry-based, modern holistic approach to honoring the whole child.

Days

Mon – Fri

Ratio

1:6 providers to children

Main Meals

Breakfast and Lunch

Potty training

Not required

Language(s) Supported

English

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Ages

2 months — 13 years

Hours

7:00am — 7:00pm

Schedules

3, 4 and 5 days per week

Pay schedules

Weekly and Monthly

Light Meals

3 per day

Subsidized Care

Accepted

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Our Director

As the founder of Shining Bright Nurturing Space, I was inspired to create a modern holistic space because it has always been my dream to create a nurturing space which nurtures the whole child. I am a homeschooling parent and have loved to watch my son develop over the past 15 years, finding his own unique interests in education and beyond. I have more than 20 years of experience working with young children as well as collegiate childcare credentials.

Achievements

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Experience with

infants and toddlers

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Experience with preschool age

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Parent

Philosophy

At Shining Bright Nurturing Space we are inspired to evolve and expand the holistic approach to nurturing children as their purpose and being are honored to develop naturally. Each child is regarded as a Divine being, thriving and developing in an environment that instills and fosters values such as helping others, love, peace, gratitude, deeper awareness of how we nurture ourselves internally and externally, discernment, free expression, respect for self, others, and the environment. Our Founder, Milinaire Davis, is a homeschooling mama, entrepreneur, deeply attuned and appreciative of the natural world. She has been a holistic enthusiasts for over 20 years. Her vision is to honor children's amazing innate awareness and abilities. As the school director, Milinaire was greatly inspired by her son's former preschool's family-led communal approach founded by Ms. Sudha Seetharaman creator of “Trilok School” in Brooklyn, New York. In her own school's philosophy, Sudha Seetharaman so meaningfully writes: "we believe in practicing the philosophy of respect and devotion to the earth and instilling a commitment to humanity as well as compassion for all living beings are vital to our existence in the world. We encourage the expression of our feelings in constructive ways and resolving differences peacefully, using dialogue and mindful strategies of conflict resolution." This so closely fits in with our own belief system at Shining Bright Nurturing Space.
 
**Please note that there may be an enrolled student in this program or a child in the home without vaccinations.

Abour Our Program

Homemade organic plant based meals
Modern holistic and natural parenting approach
Inquiry based and child-led learning
Movement and meditation
Ethical and eco-conscious ​

Flow of The Day

8:00 am - 9:25 am     Arrival, Circle Time
                                      (movement, 
                                      meditation,
                                       music)
9:25 am - 10:25 am    Free Choice Time
10:25 am - 12:00 pm  Peaceful, Kind and
                                       Friendly Outdoor
                                      Time (local library,                                               Park,
                                       local playground)
12:00 pm -12:45 pm   Midday Meal Time
                                       & Gratitude
12:45 pm - 1:00 pm    Prep for Nap Time
1:00 pm - 3:45 pm     Reflection, Nape   
                                       Time
                                       & Pick Up Time
                                       (duration 
                                       depending
                                       upon age)
3:45 pm - 4:15 pm      Light Meal Time &
                                       Gratitude
4:15 pm - 4:30 pm     Story Time
4:30 pm - 5:00 pm    Free Play
5:00 pm - 5:45 pm    Mindful Activities &
                                      Reflection
5:45 pm - 6:00 pm   Clean and
                                      Pick up Time
Schedule may change slightly depending upon weather, ages, flow of the day, children adjusting, etc.
Philosophy

Testimonial

Shining Bright Nurturing Space is an exceptional offering in daycare services. The moment I walked in, I felt the positive energy. Their commitment to homemade plant-based meals and their holistic insight for the well-being of our children is remarkable. It's reassuring to find a daycare that not only provides for your children's needs but also creates an environment where they can thrive and feel genuinely loved.
Laura C. 2023

Location

Nestled in Manhattan, New York, Shining Bright values the uniqueness in our city’s diversity and incorporates various educational traditions and approaches to suit the needs of each child individually.  Shining Bright seeks to nurture the whole child through exploratory and creative activities.  Our daily rhythm consists of creative outlets of expression such as outdoor and community exploration, movement, arts and crafts, reading, creating plant based meals together, mindfulness, among many other things.  This array of expression stimulates children’s minds toward academic studies such as reading, language, writing, math, science and social studies.  Children will have outdoor time every day. I also have a wall-enclosed roof deck in my building easily accessible through the elevator.   Outdoor immersion is essential in nurturing children with fresh air, recharging, and remembering our connection with our natural environment.  We look forward to getting to know your family and your child's unique needs.
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2023 - 2024 School Closures

September 25         Yom Kippur
November 11            Veterans Day
November 23          Thanksgiving
Dec. 25 - Jan. 1        Winter Break
January 15                Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day
February 19 - 23      Midwinter Break
March 29 - April 1   Easter Weekend
April 22 - 30             Spring Break
May 27                      Memorial Day
We accept requests for care during breaks. Please contact the director for all requests.

Admissions

Join the Shining Bright Nurturing Space community in three easy steps:
We’ve provided information about our philosophies and offerings to help you decide if our program may be right for your family.
Come see what makes Shining Bright unique. You can request to schedule a tour with the director.
If you would like to enroll, please submit an application. Note that we require tours for all prospective families. Please do not submit an application if you have not visited the program.
Enrollees - 

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New York, NY 10001, USA

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