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Primarily, we use language and redirection to help children problem solve and make choices.
Younger children often just need to be engaged in a different activity when they are struggling with their choices.
Children also need to be taught the sense in the rule, example; 'We must use gentle touches so that we don't hurt our friends.'
We strive always to teach children that their words have power and meaning, by modeling the words they can use when they are angry or need help.
Generally, if the environment is busy and engaging, and ratios are good, we find we have less over all discipline problems.
Take the 101 South in Tempe to Elliot Road. Turn right onto Elliot, then take the next left onto River Parkway. This is the entrance to the ASU Research Park. We are the second building on the left.
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Bright Horizons conducts a comprehensive background check on all prospective employees and frequent visitors. The background check consists of a county criminal record check for the past seven years performed in all counties that a person has lived, worked or attended school. In addition to the county criminal search , a sex offender search, OFAC search and a social security verification trace are also conducted. For all location employees, program licensing background checks required by the state are also performed.
Bright Horizons follows national criteria for quality. For example, our child to teacher ratio is lower than the ratio reccommended by the state.
Daily interactions with children and documentation of learning are an intrigal part of our program.
Consistancy of care for children. They are with their own primary care givers and their own class members for the largest portion of the day with combining only taking place in the earliest and latest part of the day.
More education amoung our care givers with support needed to continue to grow themselves. A full benefit package, that along with school tuition reinbursement includes health, 401k, Life, vacation, and others.
Morning snack, lunch, and evening snack are provided. Meals are nutritious and kid friendly!
Comprehensive, optimum development of each child: mind, body, social self, and character. Preparation for Success in Life
All Bright Horizons staff are trained regularly in CPR, even if not required by the state. First Aid is taught as required by state licensing agency/regulations so that you can feel confident that your child is safe and receiving the best care possible at our center.
Tuition varies by center, schedule and by individual classroom. To find out more information about tuition, please contact the center directly.
Part-time care is available for children over two years of age. The center is open five days per week from 7am to 6pm. Families can choose to come two days, three days, or all five days.
We do recongnize that children in group care are, in the begining, more suseptible to illness.
To lessen the opportunity for communicable disease we have a policy that gives specific criteria for sending children home. It also outlines the rules for being allowed back into the center. This policy allows for tolorance of symptoms like teething, and other noncontagious illness.
We insist on good handwashing of adults and children and sanatize toys and surfaces often throughout each day.
For job listings and to complete the application process, please visit www.brighthorizons.com/careers.
We encourage any family interested in center information, regular updates and invitations to the many events we are planning, to contact us.
We suggest you register with Bright Horizons. You can select up to 3 locations to be registered at, including the center you are most interested in. By registering, you are confirming your strong interest in all 3 centers. We will add you to our wait list and you will be offered a space as soon as one becomes available. While waiting for a space to become available at your first choice location, many families will choose to enroll at their 2nd or 3rd choice temporarily until space becomes available at the center they are most interested in. In many centers, a child currently enrolled at a Bright Horizons location has priority over the general community so enrolling at another location will not only solve your care needs but will also give you additional priority in getting into your 1st preference. Our goal is to accommodate families as soon as space allows. During the entire process, we will keep in touch with you regarding your status.
Yes, Bright Horizons has an open door policy. You are encouraged to visit your child anytime.
To find other locations, please visit www.brighthorizons.com/locator.
Bright Horizons curriculum, The World at Their Fingertips, is our unique curriculum designed to engage children in active learning that prepares them for school while helping them achieve their individual potential and fostering a spirit of community. It includes curriculum elements such as Language Works, Math Counts, Science Rocks, ArtSmart, Our World and Well Aware that cross all age groups. For more on information on our curriculum, click here.
Yes! Prospective parents can schedule a center visit by completing our Tuitions and Openings form from our center website.
At all of our centers, rigorous health and safety practices are a foundation of the way we care for children. These include:
Strict safety and security procedures are designed to keep our families and staff protected.
During your search for the perfect child care partner, this is among the most important questions you can ask. For over 30 years, we’ve been a company that is guided by our HEART Principles and an unerring belief in putting children first.
At Bright Horizons, we know that childhood is a treasured time. We believe it is our responsibility to provide environments and experiences that capture the joys of childhood, nurture each child’s individual growth and development, and pave the way for success in school and life. We promise to:
Yes! Bright Horizons strives to and has successfully accommodated a wide range of special needs and individual differences in our group programs. We believe in inclusive programs that attempt to meet the needs of a wide range of children and which focus on each child’s strengths. We support a collaborative team approach – the teacher, director, specialists, and parents. The team will work closely together to try to maximize each child’s opportunities for learning, growth, and development, and to attempt to eliminate any barriers or safety issues which a group program may present.
The safety of the children in our care is our highest concern. Bright Horizons maintains stringent hiring practices and conducts criminal background checks on all teachers and caregivers in our centers. This check includes a criminal record search and a cross-reference check to determine prior convictions or other records of criminal activity that would call into question an employee’s’ suitability to care for children. Additional elements of our required background checks include verification through the Office of Foreign Asset Control and Sexual Offender Database Search. The frequency for updating criminal background checks for employees depends on state or other center-specific requirements.
Our research-based World at Their Fingertips® curriculum meets children where they are developmentally, with Signature Practices that build confidence and excitement about learning at every age and stage. In every classroom, our goal is to help children do more than learn; it’s to cultivate the joy of learning. And our emergent approach — teaching skills by leveraging a child’s own interests — enables teachers to tailor activities and projects for the specific talents and needs of each child in the class. Learn more about our specialized programs for babies, toddlers and preschool children, and how we prepare children for school and life beyond.
All Bright Horizons center staff are trained in CPR and first aid. Once an employee is hired, they are required to fulfill 16 hours of training through our new employee orientation. This training takes place over a two-day period, where the employee spends time observing each age group in the center. Teachers must successfully complete first aid and CPR training, in addition to local licensing and/or Department of Health requirements (e.g., food handler safety card.)
Absolutely! Named one of Fortune Magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For 20 times, we are proud of the environment we create for our educators. We are always looking for great teachers, and offer competitive benefits and innovative programs. like our Horizons Teacher Degree program. For job listings and to complete the application process, please visit the Bright Horizons jobs and careers page at https://careers.brighthorizons.com.
We have many centers across the US, and each center reflects the unique personality of its leadership and community. To find the best fit for you and your family find a child care center near you.
We encourage any family interested in center information, regular updates, and invitations to the many events we are planning, to contact us.
The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) has developed standards to define and recognize quality child care programs. In order to be accredited, a child care program must meet a variety of strict criteria, including having a well-trained faculty, good staff-child ratios and group sizes, and a comprehensive curriculum, as well as meet stringent health and safety standards. The program must also provide meaningful opportunities for family involvement.
Finding the right daycare and early education solution can be a lengthy process. Our best recommendation is to start early! Even if your preferred Bright Horizons center doesn’t currently have space available, we still recommend registration for your first choice center. At Bright Horizons, you can register at up to three locations. Once registered, we will add you to our wait list and you will be offered a space as soon as one is available. For many families on a wait list, Bright Horizons offers the ability to enroll at a nearby center on a temporary basis, or until your first choice center becomes available. If you’d like further advice on how to find the best preschool for your family, take a listen to our webinar on finding a quality preschool program.