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Bright Horizons Child Care in Philadelphia
Bright Horizons in Philadelphia offers quality, year-round programming and a number of convenient locations throughout Philadelphia, University City, Center City, King of Prussia, Langhorne, Phoenixville, Exton, and Wilmington, DE.
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Health, Safety, and Wellness at Our Philadelphia Centers
Parents nationwide trust Bright Horizons to care for their children. Expert-informed policies; health, safety, and wellness built right into our curriculum; and safe spaces designed for learning and exploration — you’ll find it all in our centers.
Staff dedicated to ensuring that we set the highest standards in all areas
Strict handwashing and sanitary policies to prevent the spread of illnesses
Secured entrances to all centers and supervision policies to keep children safe
Frequent cleaning and disinfecting of high-touch surfaces, toys, and laundered items
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With convenient Philadelphia area locations, we're never far from your home or workplace.
What Questions Should I Ask a Child Care Provider?
What ages does Bright Horizons in Philadelphia serve in its child care program?
I've looked at other child care solutions in Philadelphia with long waitlists. What if I want to enroll at a Philadelphia Bright Horizons center but space is not available?
You can select and register with up to three Bright Horizons child care locations, including the center in which you are most interested. By registering, you are confirming interest in all three centers. Once registered, we will add you to our waitlist and offer you a space as soon as one becomes available. Our goal is to accommodate families as soon as space allows, and so during the entire process, we will keep in touch with you regarding your status. While waiting for a space to become available at the first-choice location, many families enroll at their second or third choices temporarily until space becomes available at their first-choice centers. Enrolling at another location will not only solve your immediate child care needs, but will provide you priority access to your first preference.
What is the background check process for all staff at Bright Horizons Philadelphia child care centers?
Bright Horizons conducts comprehensive background checks on all prospective employees and frequent visitors. In Philadelphia, the state of PA Department of Youth and Families requires background checks for employees of a daycare or licensed child care facility.
Bright Horizons background checks consist 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.
Is it safe to send my child to a Philadelphia child care or preschool?
Bright Horizons is trusted by parents in Philadelphia, including many doctors and nurses, to care for their children. We’ve partnered with pediatric infectious disease specialist Dr. Kristin Moffitt of Boston Children’s Hospital to implement enhanced safety protocols for all areas including daily health screening, distancing, cleaning, and disinfecting. Our goal is to ensure that all of our health and safety practices in every center are in line with recommendations provided by the CDC and requirements of state and local municipalities. Our Philadelphia centers have the well-being of children, families, and staff at their core.
Do Bright Horizons daycare centers follow state/local requirements for masking and vaccinations?
Where there are additional state or local requirements, for example around vaccination/masking, Bright Horizons also complies with applicable legal requirements in each jurisdiction in which we operate.
Are child care staff at Bright Horizons in Philadelphia trained in CPR and First Aid?
All Bright Horizons Philadelphia staff are trained regularly in CPR /First Aid and Universal Precautions. You can feel confident that your child is safe and receiving the best care possible while in our care. Families of children in our care use the to get photos, real-time updates on care, learning, and milestones, and stay up to date on important notifications.
All Bright Horizons Philadelphia staff receive ongoing training, including CPR/First Aid and Universal Precautions. You can feel confident that your child is healthy, safe, and thriving while in our care. Bright Horizons families use the MyBrightDay mobile app daily to get photos, real-time updates on care, learning, and milestones, and to stay up-to-date on important notifications.
What do children learn at Bright Horizons child care in Philadelphia?
Child care at Bright Horizons is focused on making our daily experiences focused on comprehensive, optimum development of each child: mind, body, social self, and character. Here's how we do it:
Preparing Children for Success in Life by:
- 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 by:
- 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
- Happy days
- Wonderful relationships
- A World of experience
How much does child care in Philadelphia cost?
Does Bright Horizons in Philadelphia have infant care?
Yes. Most of our locations offer infant care programs for children starting at 6-weeks old. We're happy to schedule a safe, personalized Zoom visit for expectant parents who would like to learn about why Bright Horizons in Philadelphia is a great place for babies.
Does Bright Horizons in Philadelphia have a toddler program?
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Does Bright Horizons in Philadelphia have a preschool program?
Yes. Most of our locations offer preschool and kindergarten preparation programs for children to start working on getting ready for school. We're happy to schedule a safe, personalized Zoom visit for parents who would like to learn about what school readiness at Bright Horizons in Philadelphia looks like.
Is Bright Horizons hiring child care teachers in Philadelphia?
Yes. Please visit our careers site to view all active Bright Horizons job openings in your area. Our careers site allows you to search for all open positions (part-time, full-time, and temporary) in our centers, including positions at client center that only enroll families who work for specific employers.
Is Bright Horizons a good place to work in Philadelphia?
Yes, but don’t just take our word for it! We’ve been named 20 times as one of FORTUNE's 100 Best Companies to Work For, and are honored to be the only child care company to ever make the list.
How are working parents supported by child care at Bright Horizons in Philadelphia?
Bright Horizons in Philadelphia supports the whole family because we know that success at work and success at home go hand-in-hand. We designed our centers, child care programs, and schedules to keep the needs of both children and parents in mind.