Bright Beginnings Child Development Center is licensed and insured by the state of North Carolina and is an approved Head Start Program provider.

All caregivers have active childcare certifications.

Bright Beginnings provides a lower than state-required student ratio.  Please visit our programs & curriculum page to view student ratios for each age group.

Tuition includes healthy meals and snacks. Each age group has a different tuition level.  Tuition assistance is available.  Please contact our administrative office with specific questions.

All meals are included with tuition, and they all follow the USDA’s Dietary Guidelines for Americans.  Our commercial kitchen is run by our full-time cook who lovingly prepares and serves each meal to our children and staff.    Please visit our menu page to view our nutritional offerings.  Note:  we are a peanut-free facility.

Communication is vital for child development and ensuring everyone is on the same page about that development.  At Bright Beginnings we communicate in person, by phone, email, and Smartcare®.   Smartcare® allows us to keep you informed of all your child’s activities at the center and it allows you to communicate to us the most up-to-date information on your child.  There is a daily note provided to you about your child through the Smartcare® app.

Smartcare® is available as an App (free through Google Play and Apple Store) for your phone or to use on your tablet or computer at home (visit smartcare.com). Smartcare® is used for:

  1. Touchless Check-in and Check-Out
  2. Communication
  3. Tuition Payments

We believe spending time outdoors getting fresh air and exercise is vital to a child burning off some energy and getting physical activity.  Unless weather conditions are extreme, we have our children go out for 1 hour each day.  Please send your child with appropriate clothing for the day’s weather.

Please visit our Health & Safety page for general information.  If you enroll at Bright Beginnings, you will be given a detailed booklet of all policies and procedures.

Please visit our Health & Safety page for general information.

The Bright Beginnings Child Development Center’s normal operating hours are from 8 AM – 5 PM, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays (please see our calendar).  Only authorized persons (as defined by you) will be allowed to pick up your child.  If you arrive after 5 PM, an additional fee will be charged for every 15 minutes beyond 5 PM.  Should you not arrive by 5:30, emergency contacts (as defined by you) will be contacted for pickup.

The safety of the children and staff is a priority for Bright Beginnings Child Development.  Please contact our office for our policy on closures.