About Bright Future Preschool

Bright Future Preschool is a private preschool, licensed by the State of Colorado.For nearly 20 years, we have offered a creative, hands-on, child centered program. We give preschoolers the skills they need to become successful readers and writers, preparing them for a lifetime of learning.

Dramatic Play at Bright Future Preschool

Meet our Teachers

Shannon Avila
Owner and Teacher

Shannon grew up in Westminster with her younger brother, mother, and father, who was a Denver firefighter for 32 years. She attended Northglenn High School. She is married to her high school sweetheart, Leo, and together they have two beautiful (now adult) children. Shannon began her teaching career in 1991 at Auraria Early Learning Center. When her children were young she cared for 6 little ones as licensed childcare provider. In 2005, Shannon opened Bright Future Preschool. Over the years she has enjoyed teaching countless families and creating a fun and loving community. In her spare time,
Shannon enjoys coaching springboard diving for Adams 12 and spending lots
of time at the family cabin.

  • Graduated Northglenn High School, 1993

  • B.S. Early Childhood Education, Metropolitan State, 1998

  • Opened Bright Future, 2005

“Teaching preschool is not just a job to me. It’s a daily adventure filled with endless possibilities. I enjoy watching my students grow and their true personalities shine when they overcome challenges, learn the skills to be successful in school, and make new friends. I could not ask for a better career!”

Cortney Spencer

Cortney has been with Bright Future Preschool since 2020. She grew up with her parents and two younger siblings in Thornton. At Horizon high school she completed the Teacher Cadet Program, and her love of teaching only grew from there. Cortney currently attends the University of Colorado where she is pursuing her degree in Inclusive Early Childhood Education. When she’s not teaching at Bright Future Preschool she coaches diving and loves fishing and camping and enjoying all of the outdoor activities Colorado has to offer!

  • Graduated Horizon High School, 2019
  • Teacher Cadet Training, 2018
  • A.A. Early Childhood Education – Front Range Community College, 2023
  • B.A. Inclusive Early Childhood Education, 2023 – present

"As a new teacher, I have been enjoying getting to know and understand the children on their learning journey. I am so thankful that every day offers a new chance to discover the joys of teaching. I am so thankful to begin my career at Bright Future Preschool, I love being part of this community.”


Communicating with parents is one of our top priorities!

Is there a financial committment to join your waitlist?

Nope! Joining our waitlist just puts your name on the list so that we can contact you if a spot becomes available.

What about snow days?

We follow the Adams 12 policy for snow days. If Adams 12 is closed for weather, we will also be closed.

What kind of behavior management style do you use at Bright Future?

Bright Future uses the Love and Logic method for behavior management. It is a positive discipline approach and turns child misbehavior into learning opportunities. To learn more about Love and Logic, please visit www.loveandlogic.com.

Do you have a sick policy?

Yes. Please refer to the Parent Handbook to learn more about our sick policy. Because our students always have contact with the same group of twelve children, we can limit and contain infections if parents take responsibility for ensuring the health of their children.

Do you offer full-day child care at Bright Future?

Bright Future is run specifically as a school and does not offer full-day childcare. Most families who send their child to Bright Future have a stay-at-home parent or a parent who works from home.

Can I volunteer at Bright Future?

We welcome parent volunteers for our classes! Most of our needs are things that volunteers can be done at their home.

Does my child have to be potty trained to attend preschool?

Bright Future does not require that children be potty trained to attend preschool classes. We have had many academically gifted students who have not yet been potty trained.

Do you offer field trips or special family events at your preschool?

Yes! Every year we offer several family field trips that complement our learning program at school. We host family parties during the holidays and for our year-end graduation ceremony.

Why should I choose Bright Future Preschool for my child?

Bright Future works to offer first class service to its clients. Following are some of our distinguishing characteristics: Inviting environment: Bright Future offers a home environment rather than an institutional environment for young students. Bright Future's facilities are located in a custom designed walkout basement in a home at Wright Farms. The classroom has been especially designed to meet the standards set forth by State Licensing and the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Small Class Sizes: Bright Future takes a maximum of twelve students for each class. Your child will attend school with the same group of children each day, so a sense of community develops among the students and their parents. Well-Trained Staff: Shannon Avila, Bright Future Preschool's Owner and Teacher has a Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education, with over 20 years of teaching experience. Communication: Bright Future strives to provide detailed information about your child's learning program so you can be involved in your child's learning process. Parents receive monthly newsletters and activity calendars. In addition, this website offers information updates about the preschool. High Quality Standards: Bright Future is committed to exceeding state licensing standards and meets the highest standards in early childhood education as set forth by National Accreditation Agencies.

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Let's see if we're a good fit for your family!

Taking a tour is the best way to learn about our staff, program, and space.  It allows you to imagine your child’s day and learning experience at our school.

Our Philosophy

Nurturing Young Minds for a Bright Future

At our preschool, we believe that early childhood is a critical time in a child's development, and we are committed to providing a nurturing and stimulating environment where young minds can grow and flourish. Our philosophy revolves around the following principles.
1. Holistic Development: Bright Future Preschool recognizes the importance of holistic development, focusing on the physical, intellectual, emotional, social, and creative aspects of each child. We strive to create a well-rounded educational experience that supports the growth of the whole child.
Play is a priority at Bright Future Preschool
Dramatic play at Bright Future Preschool
2. Play-Based Learning: We believe that children learn best through play. Play is a natural and spontaneous activity that fosters curiosity, creativity, problem-solving skills, and social interactions. Bright Future Preschool provides ample opportunities for imaginative play, hands-on activities, and exploration, allowing children to construct their knowledge and make meaningful connections.
3. Individualized Approach: Each child is valued as a unique individual with their own interests, abilities, and learning styles. Bright Future Preschool teachers observe and understand each child's needs and provide personalized guidance and support to help them thrive. We encourage children to express their thoughts and ideas, fostering their self-confidence and independence.
Dramatic play at Bright Future Preschool
Learning to express ourselves  at Bright Future Preschool
4. Emotional Well-being: Bright Future Preschool prioritizes the emotional well-being of our students. We create a warm and caring atmosphere where children feel safe, valued, and respected. Our teachers actively promote positive social interactions, empathy, and conflict resolution skills, helping children develop healthy relationships and a strong sense of self.
5. Parent Partnership: We believe that collaboration between parents and teachers is essential for a child's development. Bright Future Preschool encourages open communication, inviting parents to share their insights, concerns, and goals for their child. We strive to maintain a strong partnership, involving parents in their child's learning journey and providing resources and guidance to support their role as the child's first teacher.
Dramatic play at Bright Future Preschool
Dramatic play at Bright Future Preschool
6. Cultural Diversity and Inclusion: Bright Future Preschool celebrates and embraces the diverse backgrounds, cultures, and experiences of our students and their families. We foster an inclusive environment that promotes understanding, respect, and appreciation for individual differences. Through exposure to diverse perspectives, traditions, and languages, we cultivate global citizenship and prepare children to thrive in a multicultural world.
7. Lifelong Love for Learning: Our aim is to instill a lifelong love for learning in each child. We encourage curiosity, critical thinking, and a growth mindset. Bright Future Preschool's curriculum is designed to provide a balance between structured activities and child-initiated exploration, encouraging children to take ownership of their learning and develop a thirst for knowledge that extends beyond the preschool years.
Learning about our planet at Dramatic play at Bright Future Preschool
By adhering to these principles, Bright Future Preschool seeks to provide a nurturing foundation for young learners, empowering them to become confident, compassionate, and competent individuals who are well prepared for future academic and personal success.