BCLC staff and admins helped us identify and pursue assistance for developmental concerns with our child that were overlooked and initially disregarded by medical professionals. We are confident moving on to kindergarten only because of the knowledge and support from the BCLC team. We will forever be grateful.
Somewhere you want to send your children
The teachers and staff at BCLC are amazing. I send my children to school each day knowing that they will be safe, cared for and challenged by dedicated early childhood professionals. I also really appreciate the commitment to hiring and retaining a diverse staff and supporting diverse perspectives within the curriculum so that all children and families can feel seen, included and represented. That’s a real challenge in education and BCLC is definitely doing something right!
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!
Kids learn independence and self sufficiency
We have had a wonderful experience at BCLC. The teachers and staff are caring and communicative. The leadership proactively communicates with us and go above and beyond to help us work together to support our child. There are enriching programs for music and language, and Montessori philosophies are baked in so kids learn independence and self sufficiency. The building is bright and beautiful!
A place for our child to thrive
BCLC communicates clearly with families, provides a safe, fun, educational, and nurturing environment, and has provided a space for our child to thrive. The culture of the school is open and inviting with lots of free play for kids with just enough structure to give them the framework to grow and learn. The administrators and teachers always answer our questions quickly and tell us about our child’s day. There are programs like music and Spanish class and lots of outside time (including walks to a park). The team at BCLC has been an essential part of our village that has helped with every transition as our child has learned to walk, speak, gain independence, use the potty, and more.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.