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Who is eligible to enroll in the center?

Olympus employees are eligible for enrollment—employee eligibility includes full-time, foster parents, and domestic partners.

Is part-time child care available at the center?

Part-time care is available with a schedule of M/W/F or Tue/TH.  

What ages will the center serve?

The center has a capacity for 64 children and will serve children ages 6 weeks through 6 years.

What is the process to withdraw a child from the center?

Families will be required to provide notice of intent to withdraw 30 days in advance of the last day of attendance.

If I am no longer employed by Olympus, what is the last day that my child can use the center?

If you are no longer employed at Olympus, your child can’t continue to use the center.

What will the hours of operation be?

The center will be open Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. It will remain open year-round, closing on New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and Presidents Day.

Can you provide more background on Bright Horizons?

Bright Horizons core business is employer-sponsored care. They were founded more than 30 years ago and now partner with more than 1,000 employers across the U.S., as well as in Europe, Canada, and India. Their client list includes more than three-fourths of the companies on Working Mother magazine’s “100 Best” list. In addition, their client list includes more than half of those named to FORTUNE magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For.” It should be noted that Bright Horizons has also been named to the FORTUNE list 19 times. Bright Horizons is an organization recognized for ethics, collaboration, community service, and excellence in the child care industry. They have extensive experience with opening new centers from the ground up and creating wonderful places for childhood.

What curriculum will be used at the center?

Bright Horizons’ successful core curriculum World at Their Fingertips, will be used at the center. To learn more about the Bright Horizons curriculum, please visit brighthorizons.com/early-education-preschool/proven-approach

How will enrollment spaces be allocated?

Families who submit their enrollment interest form before March 1, 2021, will receive priority enrollment. Enrollment will be offered to families in the order that their interest form is received on a first-come, first-served basis.

How do I enroll my child?

Bright Horizons plans to launch the pre-enrollment process on February 1, 2021.  If you are interested in enrolling your child(ren), you will need to complete a pre-enrollment interest form and submit a $150 registration fee per child.  After the pre-enrollment period ends, families will be contacted by a Bright Horizons representative to discuss pre-enrollment or waitlist status.  More information about the enrollment process will be available at the family information sessions.

What resources does Bright Horizons offer to families?

Bright Horizons offers many resources to support families’ efforts to nurture children’s development, be actively involved in their education, and balance work/life demands. See www.brighthorizons.com/family-resources for more details on these tools.

What are the tuition rates and how were they determined?

The monthly first-year tuition rates listed below were established in alignment with comparable, high-quality child care centers in the surrounding area. Each year, Bright Horizons will conduct an extensive market study to determine the appropriate annual tuition rates.

Age Group

Monthly Rates

5 DAYS

(M-F)

3 DAYS

(M/W/F)

2 DAYS

(TU/TH)

 

 

 

Infant

 $2250

$1688

$1238

Toddler

$2135

$1601

$1238

Preschool &  K-Prep

$1800

$1350

$990

Are meals and snacks included in tuition rate?

Morning snack and an afternoon snack will be provided each day and are included in the tuition.

How soon can I enroll my child if on the waitlist?

The length of time will vary depending on the size of the waitlist and the ages of the children. Bright Horizons will send periodic communications to keep you informed of your status on the waitlist and will do everything they can to ensure you are offered a space as soon as it becomes available. Families may decline an offer and maintain their current position on the waitlist once. After the second decline, their name will be moved to the bottom of the waitlist.

What other fees are required?

In addition to the tuition, you will be required to pay the following:

  • Registration Fee: A non-refundable registration fee of $150 per child is due upon submission of the enrollment interest form.  After the enrollment interest period ends, families will be contacted by a Bright Horizons representative to discuss enrollment or waitlist status.
  • Enrollment Deposit: An enrollment deposit equal to one month’s tuition will be due when the enrollment offer is accepted. The enrollment deposit will be applied to the first month of tuition. If a family chooses not to enroll their child after accepting the enrollment offer, the enrollment deposit will be forfeited.
  • Annual Re-Registration Fee: A $100 fee per child will be required each subsequent year to cover annual administrative and licensing fees.

Can I pay to reserve a space at the center without attending?

Bright Horizons will hold a space for up to one month. After one month, you must enroll your child, or the space will be offered to another family on the waitlist.

Will I receive a tuition credit for time away on vacation?

The center will not offer vacation credits.

When is tuition billed and collected?

Tuition is paid through ACH draft and is due on the 25th day of the prior month. Example: September monthly tuition will be due and drafted on August 25th.

Is there a sibling discount?

A sibling discount is offered for the preschool program.

What are the qualities and qualifications of the teaching and care staff?

Bright Horizons works to recruit and hire the highest quality teachers. Their staff are nurturers as well as educators who encourage learning through exploration and partnership with parents. They’re trained to deliver the highest standard of care. All candidates undergo a thorough screening, including a Bright Horizons enhanced background check and state-required background checks. All teachers must meet state educational licensing and additional center requirements.

Where will the center be located?

The center will be located at 800 West Park Drive Westborough, MA 01581

When is the center expected to open?

The center is expected to open in May/June 2021, contingent upon receipt of an operating license from the state licensor.

What is the capacity and ratio per age group?

Age Group

Teacher-to-Child Ratio

Capacity

Number of Classes

Infant

1:3

14

2

Toddler

1:4

18

2

Preschool

1:10

18

1

K-Prep

1:10

12

1

The ratios at the center are designed to support one-on-one interactions between the teachers and children, and in-depth understanding by the teachers of the individual needs of each child, and the formulation of consistent caregiving routines based on the teachers’ knowledge of the individual children. These teacher-to-child ratios also support enhanced development, particularly language development.
**Due to COVID-19, the capacity and ratios are subject to change based on the development and implementation of new state guidelines and enhanced center protocols.