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- What are the educational goals of Bright Horizons?
- What are your teacher's qualifications?
- Are meals provided at the center?
- Do you offer holiday care for school age children?
- Is there a playground on-site?
- Do you offer both full & part-time enrollment?
- What age children do you serve?
- Do you offer after school programs?
- What kinds of programs do you offer for children?
- What is Bright Horizons' process on checking the background of their employees?
- Can I visit my child at the center anytime I’d like to?
- What is The World At Their Fingertips?
- Are all staff trained in CPR and First Aid?
- I'm interested in applying for a job at this center. Is there someone I can contact?
- Where can I learn more about other Bright Horizons locations?
- I'm not quite ready to enroll in the center but I am interested in continuing to hear about what is happening at the center. How can I get information more regularly?
- What is NAEYC accreditation?
- What is the relationship between Bright Horizons and The Partnership for a Healthier America?
- What if I’d like to enroll but the center doesn’t have space available?
What are the educational goals of Bright Horizons?
Comprehensive, optimum development of each child: mind, body, social self, and character. Preparation for Success in Life
- Approaching life as an invitation to learn
- Becoming a confident and competent lifelong learner
- Becoming a confident and competent user of technology
- Developing emotional intelligence: personal power and social skills
- Developing the social and cognitive skills necessary for school success
- Achieving excellence in language and literacy
- Developing an engaged, reflective, inquisitive mind and appreciation of science
- Achieving excellence in logical/mathematical understanding
A Rich and Rewarding Childhood
- Happy days
- Wonderful relationships
- A World of experience
What are your teacher's qualifications?
All of our teachers have a minimum certification of CDA (Child Development Associate), ECE (Early CHildhood Education) degree, or Education or related Baccalaurate Degree. Associate Teachers possess either coursework or training and experience working with young children. In addition, all of our teachers undergo 40 hours of training mandated by the State of Florida, 40 hours of Bright Horizons Foundations for Success Training and annual in-service training hours.
Are meals provided at the center?
We provide two healthy snacks served with milk or juice each day. Parents provide lunch that is served with center provided milk.
Do you offer holiday care for school age children?
Yes! Our school age program is open to all children in grades K - 5 on days that school is not in session. Children will enjoy an active day including time in the gym, on the playground, in the computer lab and pool, as well as the school age classroom.
Is there a playground on-site?
Our center has four playgrounds! One playground is dedicated to our youngest children, infants through two year olds. Another is dedicated to children ages three and above. We also have a basketball court and a sand and water playground. All of these playgrounds were designed with safety in mind and feature solid soft surfacing and Kompan play equipment.
Do you offer both full & part-time enrollment?
Yes, we offer both full and part-time enrollment options. The center is open from 7 am unitl 6 pm with half day, school day, and partial week enrollment schedules.
What age children do you serve?
Infants 6 weeks through PreK 5 year olds. School Age Children ages 5 through 12.
Do you offer after school programs?
Yes! We offer after school care, holiday care and summer camp for school age children. Our after school program serves children attending Hunter's Green, Turner, Pride and Clark Elementary Schools. Transportation is provided. Children enjoy all of our facilities including the gym, computer lab, playgrounds, classrooms, and pool!
What kinds of programs do you offer for children?
Infant, Toddler & Two's classrooms for our youngest children ages 6 weeks through 36 months. Preschool, PreKindergarten and VPK classrooms for 3 to 5 year olds. School Age classroom for after school and school holidays.
What is Bright Horizons' process on checking the background of their employees?
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.
Can I visit my child at the center anytime I’d like to?
Yes, Bright Horizons has an open door policy. You are encouraged to visit your child anytime.
What is The World At Their Fingertips?
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. Read more on information on our curriculum.
Are all staff trained in CPR and First Aid?
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.
I'm interested in applying for a job at this center. Is there someone I can contact?
For job listings and to complete the application process, please visit www.brighthorizons.com/careers.
Where can I learn more about other Bright Horizons locations?
To learn about our other locations, please find a child care center near you.
I'm not quite ready to enroll in the center but I am interested in continuing to hear about what is happening at the center. How can I get information more regularly?
We encourage any family interested in center information, regular updates and invitations to the many events we are planning, to contact us.
What is NAEYC accreditation?
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.
What is the relationship between Bright Horizons and The Partnership for a Healthier America?
Read more information about this relationship.
What if I’d like to enroll but the center doesn’t have space available?
We suggest you register with Bright Horizons. You can select up to three locations to be registered at, including the center you are most interested in. By registering, you are confirming your strong interest in all three 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.