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What enrichment programs does Bright Horizons at Crittenton offer?

Bright Horizons at Crittenton offers a STEM Lab, Art Studio, Growing Readers, and Movement Matters Zone.

STEM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. STEM education refers to an educational approach that integrates at least two of these four disciplines. Bright Horizons Science Rocks curriculum stimulates children’s sense of wonder by encouraging them to question, experiment, observe, record, describe and form conclusions. Our STEM Lab is equipped with advanced equipment allowing teachers to guide children on how to think critically and how to become problem solvers in these areas. We typically include studies of physics, earth science, plant life, and so much more!

The Art Studio is a specific area dedicated to provide instruction in appreciation of the arts. Visual art presents opportunities for children to manipulate materials and express themselves purely on a sensory level. The teacher’s role is to encourage children to manipulate materials. Our philosophy is to focus on the process, not the product. Visual art is what the child does - not the adult.

Growing Readers is part of the Learning at Home family of parenting resources and children’s activities. Books of Excellence and Notable Books are selected annually by a panel of early childhood experts and represent some of the best new writing in children’s literature.

Movement Matters demonstrates we are leaders teaching children about fitness. We strive to improve children’s physical health by reducing obesity, relieving stress, building self-esteem, and decreasing illness. We strive to improve children’s health and wellness through a daily movement program and instill lifelong healthy habits. Our Movement Matters Zone includes a yoga space with yoga mats and music space with instruments.

Holiday Closings

Holiday Closings: New Year's Eve, New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Day After Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day.

What ages does Bright Horizons at Crittenton serve?

Bright Horizons at Crittenton offers programs for children six weeks of age in our infant program through to five year olds in our preschool and kindergarten prep programs.

Can you please give me directions to the center?

Bright Horizons at Crittenton is located in Rochester, MI, off University Road between Rochester Road and Livernois. Our center address is 871 Oakwood Drive.  The nearest cross roads are Oakwood Dr and Helen Street.  We are less than 1/2 mile from Ascension Providence Rochester Hospital.

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.

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.

Is this center only open to hospital employees?

Our center is open to community families, as well as Ascension Providence Rochester Hospital employees.

Where can I learn more about other Bright Horizons locations?

To learn about our other locations, please find a child care center near you.

Is part-time care available?

Yes, we offer part-time schedules for all programs at our center.

What curriculum do you offer?

We have merged Children's Choice Classics with the Bright Horizons curriculum, The World at Their Fingertips. Both curricula are literacy-based for infants through school-age children with excellent children's literature being key to both programs. Through the World at Their Fingertips, teachers plan based on children's interests, needs and skills. Children are engaged 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. Learn more about the Bright Horizons curriculum.

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.

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.

What credentials do the lead teachers have at Bright Horizons at Crittenton?

All lead teachers at Bright Horizons at Crittenton have an education background. They have attended school for one or more of the following: Associates Degree, Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree, or CDA endorsement.

What is the fax number for Bright Horizons at Crittenton?

You can fax Bright Horizons at Crittenton at 1-617-673-5735.

How much is tuition at Bright Horizons at Crittenton?

Tuition rates are established in alignment with comparable, high-quality child care centers in the surrounding area.  When establishing these rates, Bright Horizons at Crittenton works hard to balance tuition rates with the need to deliver the highest quality care possible.  Our tuition rates take into account the following factors:

  • Lower classroom ratios and smaller group sizes
  • Professional training, management, and support for teachers
  • Ample equipment and resources for children and families
  • Special programs at the center that are included in tuition such as meals, yoga, and music

Actual monthly tuition will vary by family depending on the number of days per week the child(ren) will be in the center, the program in which they’ll be enrolled – Infant, Toddlers, Preschool , selected enrichments, etc. To find out more information about the specific tuition rate that will meet your family’s needs and schedule, please contact the center directly at (947) 479 - 4971.

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 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