Bright Start

  • Bright Start School Age Care
    Bright Start is a fee-based program that provides quality and engaging instruction in a safe and nurturing environment for before and after school care, non-school/release days, and summer programs for youth in Pre-Kindergarten through fifth grade. 

    Program Information
    Bright Start offers children a wide range of choice based activities for groups and individuals such as art & crafts, dramatic play areas, board games, science equipment, manipulatives, and constructive play. Children are offered choices of activities each day but are required to participate in the daily enrichment activity led by Bright Start Staff.

    Bright Start is open from 6:30 a.m. to the start of school (8:30 a.m.) and from dismissal to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.  On Early Release Days care begins at dismissal until 6:00 p.m. On Non-School Days all day programming is available from 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

    Program Goals

    • To provide a safe, nurturing and learning environment for families. We strive to make Bright Start a warm, inviting, manageable yet exciting place to be.
    • To provide a staff that is caring, respectful, open-minded, and truly passionate about the work that they do at Bright Start we believe in each child’s potential and promote high self-esteem.
    • To provide a variety of enrichment activities including; physical activity, science, dramatic play, cooking, crafts, reading, social skills and art.
    • To provide high-quality two-way communication between families and staff to ensure that families are always well informed.

    For additional program information, please review our Family Handbook.

    For detailed information regarding scheduling options and fees.

    Register your student today!


  • Contact

    Bright Start Main Office - Earle Brown Elementary
    1500 59th Avenue N.
    Brooklyn Center, MN 55430
    Office Hours: 7 a.m. - 4 p.m. (M-F)

     General Bright Start Program Information

     Bright Start Billing Information
    763-561-4480 ext. 5001

    Shawn Williams
    Bright Start Site Supervisor  
    763-450-3398, ext. 1117

    Seth Ryan 
    Community EngagementDirector
     763-450-3386, ext. 1117
    Brooklyn Center Community Schools ISD 286’S tax identification number is: 41-6009039