Montessori ended up being more important than we originally thought
The best recommendation I can give for a childcare provider is a place where I don’t have to worry about my child’s safety and security, and BCLC exceeds that criteria. Beyond that, the teaching and administrative staff are truly top notch, their communication with parents is excellent, and I know without a doubt that my son is receiving the right amount of age-appropriate stimulation, education, and learning new life skills. The tuition rates fit within our budget (and absolutely worth every penny!) and the building and each classroom was designed specifically with every age and developmental group in mind. The Montessori curriculum ended up being a more important aspect of our son’s childcare than we originally thought it would be, and I can see now that it has helped tremendously with his development. We were able to utilize the Birth to Three program through Dane County Human Services, and our coordinator worked really well and closely with his BCLC teacher; the result has been great and I have less stress as a parent knowing that the staff are so willing and able to continue working with him on his behavioral and social-emotional development. I very highly recommend BCLC!
Offers us peace of mind
Bright Child offers us peace of mind knowing with high quality teachers, incredibly clean and intentionally designed facilities, and demonstrated care and concern for the young people.
I’m amazed at what my two year old has learned
Our baby and toddler currently attend Bright Child and we absolutely love it. It’s Montessori-based and the teachers are great. I’m seriously amazed at what my two year old has learned. More importantly, they love going and we know they’re safe and cared for.
Immediately so impressed
As first time parents we didn’t know exactly what to expect from a daycare. BCLC is amazing. We were immediately so impressed by the facility, staff and programming. Despite being one of 8 babies in a room, we always feel our son receives individual attention and the best of care. His teachers, Ms. Carly and Ms. Emily, are phenomenal and show so much enthusiasm for what the do.
Welcoming and attentive
We can’t say enough good things about BCLC. They have been so welcoming and attentive to our family. We can tell she is well cared for and is learning so much each day. They also answer all of our questions and respond to our suggestions very quickly.
Feel confident that my child is safe and happy
BCLC has high quality, caring staff. I can feel confident that my child is safe and happy every day, which is an incredible relief. We love the care our child is provided and have no intention of ever looking elsewhere as our family grows.
Can’t imagine a better environment for a child to learn and play.
The space is clean, open, warm and inviting. I can’t imagine a better environment for a child to learn and play. Our son is calm, relaxed and happy after a day at Bright Child. I attribute this primarily to the amazing, dedicated teachers, and secondarily to the stunning facilities, which are the nicest I have seen in the area.
We wouldn’t want him anywhere else!
I have to admit, the Montessori curriculum was not a requirement for us at the time we enrolled, but we are SO grateful for it now! It turns out it has been a perfect fit for our son and we wouldn’t want him anywhere else!
BCLC is a top notch daycare in every way
BCLC is a top notch daycare in every way: I drop off my son each morning fully confident that he will be safe, cared for, and enriched.
The differentiator for us
Love that the kids have a garden. That was the differentiator for us.
Excellent ratios; great Montessori curriculum
Excellent teacher to student ratios, caring staff, amazing facility, Great Montessori curriculum
Safe, loved, healthy & challenged
We are truly thankful to our son’s teachers and BCLC for providing him with an amazing early education. We know he is safe, loved, healthy, and challenged every day in the his classroom. His teachers are exceptional and we can’t say enough about their commitment to our child and his social/emotional well-being.
The complete package
For us, Bright Child has been the complete package – a wonderful, thoughtful and generous teachers, a beautiful building with room for the kids to explore and grow and constant attention to what our kids need at every stage while looking ahead to what’s next. We feel so fortunate to have found Bright Child!
Calm & comforting environment
We toured several daycare options, and BCLC immediately stood out because the atmosphere was calm and comforting. So many daycares are perfectly competent but feel like constant chaos–which isn’t too surprising, with a bunch of young children running around. The fact that BCLC manages to avoid this is very impressive and speaks volume about their dedication to the child’s positive experience.
Adapted to the needs of my child
The teachers in the infant room really adapted to the needs of my child. This wasn’t a “conform or be kicked out experience” – which is something I’d experienced in another facility.
It’s a nurturing environment where children are treated with respect and given room to grow. Our daughter comes home happy from her day and tired from all the play.
Love the personal attention!
We love the personal attention our daughter receives! The staff are always open and caring. The facility is wonderful. We are very happy at BCLC.
So many great memories...
I have many great memories of the last year- from the first time that I visited to the last time I picked (my son) up. Every time I have dropped him off and picked him up, I have marveled at how excited and caring the teachers are about (my son) and his development. My favorite memories (are of) watching a teacher feed one baby, sing and calm another and encourage a third playing with a floor work all at the same time and of another teacher stopping in the hall before leaving so she could see (my son) walk!
My toddler is learning to take turns!
We recently had a play date with a boy (our son’s) age (literally, they were born the same day). The other little boy is watched by his grandma during the week when his parents work, so except for play dates & places like the library, has very little social interaction with peers. At our play date, both boys wanted to ride a toy train at the same time; the other boy pushed (my son) in order to gain access to the toy. I told (my son) that it was the other kid’s turn & he needed to wait for a turn. A few minutes later he started saying “my turn please” but never resorted to pushing in order to get a turn. I was so proud of him! :)
We love all of the teachers.
“We love all of the teachers at Bright Child who make (our daughter’s) days so special. They are always smiling! Knowing she loves being with them and they love being with her makes it so much easier to leave her every day.”
It’s never a fight to go to school
Bright Child Learning center is a clean, bright, and welcoming facility that both of my boys love going to everyday. It’s never a fight to go to school which makes both parents and students happy. Teachers and staff are engaged and know my family by name, even if we are not part of the class.
Every baby is treated as an individual.
When touring childcare centers we weren’t exactly sure what we were looking for, but once we visited BCLC we knew we had found it. There were so many things to love about the Infant Room and our daughter’s amazing teachers. Every baby in the room was treated as an individual and the teachers took the time to really get to know our daughter’s personality and needs. There were many times I learned more about her and her developing disposition from the insight and stories they shared. The babies sleep often and get plenty of snuggles, but they also have the opportunity to explore and learn from day one. I will never forget Ms. Shannon telling me that she likes to provide “opportunity without expectations”. This philosophy allowed our daughter to thrive and we will always be grateful for the foundation she was given that made her feel so loved and safe while promoting her explore the new world she lived in.
Children are encouraged to explore...
We’ve been at Bright Child Learning Center for about 4 1/2 years now. Quinn and Kai have both been in the infant room, and Quinn has been in every level of room now. The teachers are amazing, caring for the children and the family as a whole. They both do an incredible level and amount of work at their level. For an infant, that includes sensory materials and for the pre-school children that includes building a paper skeleton to learn about bones. Someone asked me recently if Quinn would be starting 4K soon, and I responded that with his daycare, it’s like he’s been in 4k since he was 6months old (that’s an exaggeration, probably since he was 2 years old, but still).
I like that there are no restrictive things like swings and strap in seats in any of the rooms especially the infant room where I’ve seen them at other centers. Children of all ages are encouraged to explore, discover, and work on what they find interesting while also sharing and taking turns with their friends. Children are shown respect and love. We are better parents thanks to our daycare.
Education, exploration & creativity
BCLC is somewhere that I feel like my children are safe and the staff are very trustworthy and educated. They take childcare and make it a learning experience. I don’t feel like they are just a glorified babysitter; they take education, exploration, and creativity very seriously, regardless of how young the children are.
Learned more than we ever imagined.
From the time our son was three months old he has been attending BCLC. He has learned more at daycare than we could have ever imagined. We would highly recommend this school!
Independent, respectful & patient
I’m amazed at how my child has grown and developed while attending BCLC. He’s learned to be independent, respectful and patient. We couldn’t be happier with the teachers and staff that teach him each day.
Comes home happy and tired!
BCLC provides opportunities for independent growth, tailoring instruction to help children achieve their milestones and foster new skills. Our daughter has flourished as they have supported her love of reading. She comes home happy and tired from a full day of work and play with her friends.
Great facility & philosophy
Great facility and philosophy. Teachers are wonderful and have taught me how to be a better parent.
Variety of opportunities
We have had a phenomenal experience with BCLC. my kids are in love with everything about it…the teachers, the independent learning and variety of opportunities for learning, and the other kids and I am, too! I can’t imagine having a better, more caring environment than at BCLC. We are very sad to be leaving.
Seamless transition from home to here
We’ve had a wonderful experience at BCLC. Leaving your child in someone else’s care can be hard, but at BCLC the transition could not have gone better for us. This seamless transition is a testament to the great teachers and staff at BCLC. They’ve succeeded at creating a supportive learning environment for our child and we couldn’t be happier with our daycare choice.
Nice job working with parents
BCLC has great staff who care about the students. They do a nice job working with parents, communicating about issues that come up, and helping kids develop social/practical skills. It’s a great environment for independent learning.
Warm, friendly & trustworthy staff
Choosing a daycare is never easy and leaving your baby (especially your first) after maternity/paternity leave is even harder. BCLC has made this as smooth as possible. From day 1 they have kept us informed about all aspects of our child’s day. They are a warm, friendly and trustworthy staff that truly cares about the well-being and development of our children. Our kids are happy and thriving at BCLC. Our oldest has been attending BCLC for 4 years and we have always been confident with our decision to send our children there.
Everyone knows our family members by name
We love the staff at BCLC. Everyone knows our family members by name and we feel like our child has a relationship with every staff member. The mixed-age classrooms have really helped Noah’s skills and language develop and it’s been fun to watch him learn from his classmates, and also be a leader to the younger students.
I feel good when I drop off my child at BCLC
I feel good when I drop off my child at BCLC. I know that she’s not only safe but growing so much mentally and emotionally.
Teachers have all been AMAZING
We love BCLC! Lincoln’s classroom teachers have all been AMAZING. He loves and looks forward to school every day. Montessori is life changing and an incredible balance and asset to our journey parenting Lincoln and his growth. I love that all the teachers know my son, and they are engaged with the kids always. They’ve taught us so much! We are all so happy to have found such a wonderful place.