It Begins with a Healthy Environment

Your child’s well-being is our top priority, and maintaining spotlessly clean centers is an important part of our Health & Safety protocols.

Professional Cleaning Services

Bright and Early centers are cleaned each night by a professional cleaning company. All of the cleaning products used are safe and non-toxic, and they are kept stored and locked where children do not have access to them. In addition to our nightly, thorough cleaning, toys and surfaces are disinfected throughout the day, and diapering occurs in its own separate area. Teachers wash their hands regularly and teach the children to wash their hands too.

ActivePure Technology

In addition to following guidelines and procedures recommended by the Office of Early Childhood and the CDC, Bright & Early has invested in ActivePure air purification systems throughout each center. These ActivePure Technology units are the ONLY air purifier scientifically proven to reduce the presence of coronavirus in the air and on surfaces. In fact, they demonstrated effective at killing 99.98% of COVID within seven hours! As the health and safety of the children in our care is our top priority, we’ve made an investment in purchasing these units for every classroom, office, and reception area in every center. To learn more about these systems, please click here.

COVID PROTOCOLS

We take COVID seriously. At Bright & Early, we’ve always considered the health and safety of children and staff a top priority. After more than twenty five years of defining what it means to operate clean and healthy centers, we’ve adapted with confidence to a “new normal,” adding new protocols and technology to keep everyone safe during this challenging time. Each center works with its local health departments to stay up to date with the latest mandates and guidelines. We closely monitor and follow the guidelines and procedures recommended by the Office of Early Childhood and the CDC.

The following procedures apply to all centers, and for center-specific information, please contact your center directly.

  • All staff wear face coverings
  • More frequent sanitization and cleaning of toys and surfaces throughout the day
  • More frequent hand washing for staff and children
  • Intensified cleaning protocols for our cleaning staff

DROP OFFS & PICK UPS

We’ve also made drop off and pick up procedures more socially distant.

For drop offs, we ask parents to please wear a face mask to bring their child to the entrance, where a staff member will greet them. The staff member will administer a health screening before bringing the child to their classroom.

At pick up, a staff member will acknowledge the parent when they arrive at the door and then bring the child out to the parent. If there’s a line that inhibits a six-foot distance between people, we ask parents to please wait in the car until the line shortens.

Children’s Wellness

Our teachers and staff always monitor children in our centers for symptoms of cold, flu, or any signs of illness. Whenever a child feels unwell, their parent(s) are notified and asked to come pick up their child in an effort to minimize spread of any illness, and we ask parents to keep their children home if they aren’t feeling well. During the flu season, we increase these efforts.

Medications

B&E will administer both non-prescription and prescription medications as per our Parent Manual, which outlines our thoughtful protocols for keeping children feeling and doing their best in a safe way. Parents can inquire further on an individual basis, as medication administration needs are unique for each child. These considerations can also account for the need of an EpiPen at hand in case of emergency.