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- Are meals provided at the center?
- What is NAEYC accreditation?
- I'm interested in applying for a job at this center. Is there someone I can contact?
- What is Bright Horizons' process on checking the background of their employees?
- Are all staff trained in CPR and First Aid?
- How can I obtain information about tuition?
- Who can attend the center?
- What curriculum do you offer?
- 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?
- Where can I learn more about other Bright Horizons locations?
Are meals provided at the center?
We offer AM breakfast, lunch and PM snack through our full-service kitchen. In collaboration with a Partnership for a Healthier America, we are committed to promoting healthy choices for our children. Our nutritional focus is to:
- Ensure that fruits and vegetables are served with every meal
- Ensure that only low-fat or non-fat milk is served to all children over age 2,
- Ensure a maximum of one 4-6 oz. serving of 100 percent fruit juice per day
- To provide resources to ensure that all mothers are aware of their ability to breastfeed at their centers
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.
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.
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.
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.
Who can attend the center?
Although we are located on the gated campus of the Memphis Service Center, we are open to the community. Please give us a call 24 hours in advance of your visit so that we can clear your center visit with security personnel.
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.
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 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.
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.
Where can I learn more about other Bright Horizons locations?
To learn about our other locations, please find a child care center near you.