BrightPath is proud to have a dedicated team of teachers who are passionate about providing a personal experiential learning environment for children while ensuring the curriculum is followed at the highest standard. Through nurturing guidance, they inspire and encourage individuality in every BrightPath child. Their nurturing and attentive approach offers each child a home-away-from-home experience.
Whether you have a budding engineer, athlete, or artist, our variety of fitness, movement and sports programs teamed with a vast selection of academic programming provide your child with all we can to ensure that their future education gets off to a great start!
All of our instructors and support staff are professionally trained in early childhood education, have a background and vulnerability check and are first aid certified.
Our staff is absolutely second to none! Our dedicated teachers work as a team to provide the highest level of care and developmentally appropriate programs for children possible. Besides academics and experience, each staff member is chosen for their energy, creativity, enthusiasm, and, of course, for their genuine love of teaching young children. We have numerous staff who are trained in medication administration and the use of Epi-Pens, and they are all certified in First Aid and CPR. We go beyond state licensing requirements by doing our own criminal conviction and background checks before a staff member starts working with children and we follow it up every year after that as well.
Our teachers are required to have formal education in the field of early childhood education and they stay current in the field by participating in at least 20 hours of continuing education each year. For this level of professionalism, they are compensated at the highest end of the pay scale for childcare providers in the region, and they are provided with a comprehensive benefits package, including health and dental coverage, life insurance, a matched 401k program, tuition reimbursement, and much more. Our low turn-over rate is just one of the benefits of having such a positive work environment.
Healthy Meals and Snacks
BrightPath provides a nutritious snack each morning and afternoon and a nutritious lunch each mid-day. We also will provide a breakfast for early arrivers. Our menu includes fresh or frozen fruits and vegetables and high quality protein sources. We also offer a vegetarian option on days when meat is served.
We often hear, “My child won’t eat vegetables,” or “My child doesn’t like sauce on his pasta.” Parents are constantly surprised at the variety of foods that their children will eat at school that they won’t even try at home. Often this is due to “positive peer pressure.” It might not happen the first time, or even the second time, but children will eventually eat foods that they see their friends enjoying.
*Due to the extreme nature of allergic reactions to peanuts, we do not serve any peanut-containing products at BrightPath. This applies to foods brought in from home as well.
Two-way communication between our center and parents is paramount for the healthy development of the child. BrightPath has an open-door policy, allowing for families/guardians to visit our center at any time. Monthly newsletters and family/teacher conferences are regularly scheduled to showcase what your children are learning every day.
Connect™ captures and shares your child's development so you'll never have to miss out! It's an intuitive, complimentary, easy-to-use family engagement app that allows families to see how their child is progressing. The app ensures privacy with a password login that can be shared with other family members. As internet safety is important to us, Connect™ adheres to the highest standards of security to protect every child's information.
Health and Wellness
The Amazing ZONO Machine!
All of our schools employ a revolutionary process for sanitizing that helps us in the never-ending fight to prevent the spread of bacteria and viruses. The ZONO system is radically different from other sanitizing solutions. It uses ozone and a small amount of water to kill 99.9% of bacteria and 99.99% of viruses on materials placed inside its refrigerator-sized cabinet. Expensive? Yes, but there is no price we wouldn’t pay to ensure the health of every child in our schools.
Our centers are thoroughly cleaned throughout each day and professionally cleaned during evenings and weekends. All of our infant and toddler classrooms maintain a shoeless policy in order to maintain clean floors for our crawling children. We only use Enviro-Solutions cleaning products which are a much safer alternative to traditional cleaning products for many reasons.
All of our centers are certified as Eco-Healthy Childcare Programs by the Children’s Environmental Health Network (C.E.H.N.). In order to be endorsed, our centers must meet 30 best practices for environmental health. These include recycling, maintaining adequate air quality, using safe cleaning products, using only non-toxic toys and art supplies, maintaining exceptional cleaning practices, and a whole lot more. To learn more, please visit www.cehn.org.
Safety and Security
All entranceways of our schools are secured by a key-card entry security system, ensuring that only our families and teachers can enter the building unassisted. This was implemented to ensure maximum security and safety of the children. These security measures can be individually deactivated any time if needed. In some centers, even the front doors themselves are a security feature, preventing children from exiting the building alone.
Each classroom, playroom, and playground has at least one security camera which allows our front desks to continuously monitor activities throughout the center.
CPR / First Aid Certified
All of our teachers are certified in First Aid and CPR, even though the State of Massachusetts only requires us to have at least one certified person at each center at all times. In addition, we have numerous staff that are trained in medication administration and the use of Epi-Pens.
Another way we go beyond licensing requirements is by doing our own criminal conviction and background checks before a staff member starts working with children. We follow it up every year after that as well.
We also have lockdown procedures for each school and we practice them regularly so our families can have full confidence that their children are in safe hands.
We even have “panic buttons” that alert the police in the event of an emergency with just a quick press of a button.