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Will my child be prepared for Kindergarten?

Yes! Each Bright Horizons center uses The World at Their Fingertips: Education for Bright Horizons, our specially-designed Curriculum that creates developmentally, culturally, and individually Appropriate learning environments in which your child can learn and prepare for academic success. The World at Their Fingertips is designed to teach children to think for themselves, solve problems, communicate, work with others and gain an increasing understanding of how the world works. Recent studies have shown that children who have attended Bright Horizons centers are extremely well-prepared for school.

What is the purpose of the registration form and fee?

Once you have decided to enroll your child in a Bright Horizons center, you will need to complete a registration form and return it to the center management, along with the registration fee (where applicable.) The registration fee is used to cover the cost of adminstrative fees associated with the registration process. Upon receipt of the registration form, your family’s name will be placed on a waiting list.

What areas do you serve?

We serve Apex, Cary, Raleigh, Holly Springs, Fuquay and all other surrounding areas in Wake County.

I heard your building was renovated.

Yes. Our building opened in 1997, so it was time for an update.  We freshened up with new paint, carpet, furniture, cubbies, cabinetry and all new classroom educational supplies.  We also added a new Art Studio, Growing Reader's Library, STEM lab and Smartboard where Ms. Gloria hosts Spanish class each Monday.

What is your inclement weather policy?

In the event of inclement weather, Bright Horizons at Apex will make every effort to remain open to serve our families. If the center is forced to close during the day, we will contact each family. Please make sure we have your current emergency numbers. Families may call the center voicemail to hear any updates about the center opening or closing at 919-363-4556.

How do you incorporate Parent Partnerships?

Our center offers several opportunities for parent involvement as Bright Horizons places a high emphasis on parent partnerships. We encourage parents to join us at center events like Curriculum Night where parents can really learn about our curriculum and meet the teachers in the upcoming programs. We also hold other family events such as Triangle Truck Day & International Holiday Festival, Fall Festival, Parents Night Out, and more where families throughout the center can socialize and intermingle with all the families that make up Bright Horizons at Apex.

Do you offer part-time schedules?

Yes, we offer a few different part-time options to serve family's scheduling needs. We offer a 3 day (Monday/Wednesday/Friday) or 2 day a week schedule (Tuesday/Thursday). Within those days, we have various options based on the number of hours care is needed.

Is there a playground on-site?

Yes. The center has individual playgrounds for our infant, toddler, Early Preschool, Preschool, and Kindergarten Prep programs. Our beautiful playgrounds allow children to explore different levels, textures, and natural environments. We have recently added a "loose parts" section to our Preschool and Kindergarten Prep playgrounds.  

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

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.


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