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.
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.
- 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.
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
Bright Start Site Supervisor
763-450-3398, ext. 1117
Community Education and Community Schools Director
763-450-3386, ext. 1117
Brooklyn Center Community Schools ISD 286’S tax identification number is: 41-6009039