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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. For more on information on our curriculum, click here.

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?

For more information about this relationship, click here.

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.

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.

Will my child be prepared for Kindergarten?

A. 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 your inclement weather policy?

In the event of inclement weather, Bright Horizons at Harrison Park 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, or check the center website to learn of any updates about the center opening or closing at 919-678-1010.

What is the discipline policy at Bright Horizons?

Bright Horizons philosophy consistently emphasizes basic respect for the individual child. Through positive guidance of behavior and modeling, the staff helps children to feel good about themselves and to behave in responsible ways.

 

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

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 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.

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.

Will my child go outside everyday?

Bright Horizons at Harrison Park follows guidelines provided by the state of North Carolina to keep children safe during outdoor play. Here we follow called the Child Care Weather Watch chart that gives us exact temperatures that are unsafe for outdoor play. In addition, we check air quality on a daily basis. In the event, outdoor play is restricted due to inclement weather or extreme temperatures we have a Movement Matters room for indoor gross motor activities. Click here for a copy of the Child Care Weather Watch chart.

What is a star rated license?

Bright Horizons at Harrison Park is rated 5 stars on the North Carolina Star Rated License which is the highest star rating a center can receive. 

A rating of 5 stars demonstrates a high level of Program Quality and Education among staff members. 

What is the relationship between Bright Horizons and The Partnership for a Healthier America?

For more information about this relationship, click here.

Are meals provided at the center?

Yes!  Our talented team of seasoned chefs provides 2 snacks and a hot lunch every day that follow our Well Aware curriculum. Our well aware curriculum promotes healthy eating habits, hormone free milk, and fresh fruits and vegetables everyday. In addition, our menus are reviewed and approved by a pediatric dietitian. Here at Bright Horizons at Harrison Park we are more than willing to help meet your child's dietary restrictions with food substitutions and vegetarian options available. Click here for a sample menu!

Where can I learn more about other Bright Horizons locations?

To find other locations, please visit www.brighthorizons.com/locator.

Is there a playground on-site?

Yes!  We are fortunate to have one of the most beautiful natural playgrounds in the Triangle area.  Filled with trees, bushes, grass, and other natural elements, our play yard is just like the back yard you grew up with! 

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 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.

Does Bright Horizons offer a sibling discount?

Bright Horizons at Harrison Park offers a 10% sibling discount. The 10% will be deducted off the lower tuition rate. 

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.

Can we visit my child's classroom before their first day?

We actually encourage you to visit your child's classroom prior to the first day! Here at Bright Horizons at Harrison Park we have an open door policy and can easily set up transition days for you and your child to help the transition run a little smoother. Call us anytime to set up transition days before your child's first day! You can reach us at 919-678-1010. 

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. For more on information on our curriculum, click here.

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