...A Christian Daycare and Preschool

Hours of Operation

Bright Beginnings is open Monday through Friday from 6:00am to 6:00pm.
A calendar will be provided at the beginning of the school year to aid in planning.

Holiday closings for Bright Beginnings are as follows:

Closed for holidays

Professional Development Closure Days:

If a holiday falls on a Saturday or Sunday we will observe the holiday during the week.

It is Bright Beginnings' goal to remain open for service during inclement weather. However, there may be times the weather conditions are too severe for any of us to bear, at which time Bright Beginnnings reserves the right to close for the day, open late, or close early. If this situation were to arise, a closing announcement will be made and posted on WIFR channel 23, WREX channel 13 and will be announced on our Facebook page prior to 6:00am. Bright Beginnings also reserves the right to close classrooms should we be out of compliance with DCFS student/teacher ratios due to staff shortages.

Tuition Policies

Checks should be made out to Bright Beginnings.
On the occasion that a tuition check is returned due to non-sufficient funds (NSF), a charge of $30.00 will be assessed. On the second occasion this occurs, there will be another NSF charge of $30.00 applied to tuition. Thereafter must be paid in cash or money order.
Tuition is due the first attendance day of each week. If you can pay 1 week in advance it is appreciated.
Full tuition applies even if your child does not attend.
2 weeks notice is required to withdraw your child. If notice is not given, you will be charged for those 2 weeks or until we fill the spot, whichever comes first.
You will need to make and follow a payment plan with the Director if tuition payment is 2 weeks late. Failure to address delinquent accounts will result in termination of your child's enrollment. This decision will be made on a case-by-case basis.
Regular tuition applies during holiday weeks.

Tuition Rates

Programs Tuition Rates
Infants (6 weeks-15 months)

Full time (4 or 5 days)
$180
Toddlers (15 months-2)

Full time (4 or 5 days)
$170
Two's

Full Time (4 or 5 days)
Part Time (3 days)
$170
$150
Three's, Four's, and Pre-K

Full Time (4 or 5 days)
Part Time (3 days)
$130
$110
School Age (Kindergarten - 12 years old)

School Year
Add $10 for each half day, emergency closing, and school holidays

Before and after school

Full Time either/ or
Part Time either/or

Summer ($85 activity fee for each child full or part time)
Full Time (4 or 5 days)
Part time (3 days)






$95

$75
$65

$120
$110

The following forms must be submitted to the office prior to attending:

$40.00 NON-REFUNDABLE enrollment and processing fee.
In addition, families who qualify for assistance with fees will need to submit the proper forms.

Late Fees

There is a one week grace period. After one week grace period a late fee of $30.00 will be charged for any tuition payment more than one week late. For example, if your payment is due Tuesday, you will have the rest of that week PLUS the following week as a grace period before the late fee is added.
Center hours are from 6:00am to 6:00pm. A late fee of $3 per minute, based on clock-out-time, will be charged on the account. This will be due the following day.

Daily Schedule

6:00-7:45am Arrivals, wash hands, free choice with combined groups
7:45-8:15am Breakfast
8:15-8:30am Wash hands, free choice, literacy
8:30-11:00am Group time, music movement, Bible time, story time, sharing, teacher-directed activities, large motor, outside play
11:00-11:15am Clean up, bathroom time, wash hands
11:15am-12:00pm Lunch, bathroom time, transition to nap
12:00-2:00pm Nap, quiet time
2:00-2:45pm Transition from nap, bathroom time, wash hands
2:45-3:00pm Snack
3:00-4:00pm Wash hands, outside play, large group activities
4:00-6:00pm Room transitions, free choice- art, literacy, centers