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- How can I obtain information about tuition?
- What are the educational goals of Bright Horizons?
- When did Bright Horizons at Beacon Hill officially open?
- Is parking available for drop-off and pick-up?
- Where do your families come from?
- What Enrichments do you offer and are they included in tuition?
- Do you offer a sibling discount?
- What is the relationship between Bright Horizons and The Partnership for a Healthier America?
- Does Bright Horizons perform background checks on its employees?
- Are all staff trained in CPR and First Aid?
- Can I visit my child at the center anytime I’d like to?
- What if I’d like to enroll but the center doesn’t have space available?
- 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?
- 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?
- What is Bright Horizons' process on checking the background of their employees?
- What is The World At Their Fingertips?
How can I obtain information about tuition?
Tuition varies by center, schedule and by individual classroom. To find out more information about tuition, please contact the center directly.
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
Preparation for Academic Excellence
- 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
When did Bright Horizons at Beacon Hill officially open?
We officially opened on July 9 of 2007. We encourage any family interested in regular updates or invitations to the many events we are planning to call us to be added to our mailing and e-mail lists.
Is parking available for drop-off and pick-up?
Yes, there are six 30-minute limit drop-off and pick-up spaces located inside the parking garage for parents to use.
Where do your families come from?
Our families come from nearby communities, including Beacon Hill, Government Center, and the North End. Located near the Bowdoin, Government Center, Haymarket, and other MBTA stations, we're easy to get to for drop-off and pick-up.
What Enrichments do you offer and are they included in tuition?
We offer something for everyone and they are ALL included. A movement zone that encourages active learning; a lending library that fosters a love for reading and books; a brand new stem lab to encourage hands-on investigation; indoor gardens that introduce children to the natural world and teach them how to care for living things; and an art studio that inspires creativity and showcases unique creations.
Do you offer a sibling discount?
Yes, we offer a sibling discount which is 10% off of the lower tuition.
What is the relationship between Bright Horizons and The Partnership for a Healthier America?
Read more information about this relationship.
Does Bright Horizons perform background checks on its employees?
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.
Are all staff trained in CPR and First Aid?
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.)
Can I visit my child at the center anytime I’d like to?
Yes, you are welcome to visit your child at the center whenever you’d like! Whether your child is an infant new to group care or a thriving preschooler, anxious to show off their latest project, Bright Horizons has an open door policy for parents. We encourage you to stop by and get involved in your child’s day.
What if I’d like to enroll but the center doesn’t have space available?
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 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.
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.
I'm interested in applying for a job at this center. Is there someone I can contact?
Absolutely! Named one of Fortune Magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” 18 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 www.brighthorizons.com/careers .
Where can I learn more about other Bright Horizons locations?
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.
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.
What is The World At Their Fingertips?
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.