Bright Scholars is the place where your child can grow physically, emotionally, socially, and even academically as a part of our kids care programs in St. Cloud, FL.
When parents need extended hours beyond the school day, families can look to Bright Scholars. Scholars Club, our Before and After School Program, provides a safe environment for children to relax and prepare for the school day ahead. We understand the importance of school-age children having the opportunity to socialize and relax from a long day at school. To that end, we begin after school with nutritious snacks and outdoor play before transitioning to homework assistance and enrichment activities. The after school program operates from school pick-up time until 6:00pm. The teacher will assist students with any homework they might need help with. Upon completing their homework assignments students may have access to age appropriate learning labs and the outdoor classrooms. Educational board games, gross motor activities and other educational activities are available in the learning labs.
Kids care is not an impersonal way to monitor your children until you come to pick them up; rather it’s a safe place for your kids to interact with other kids their age outside of the daily routine of school. We want it to be a refreshing time for them with time to unwind before beginning homework. Our goal is to work as a cohesive team with parents and students alike to help your child grow. We are not here to babysit, we are here to make a difference.
Bright Scholars Early Learning Academy is your premier VPK program provider here in St. Cloud, FL. We offer both morning and afternoon Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK) Programs. VPK is a FREE program that prepares early learners for success in kindergarten and beyond. Any child who lives in Florida and is 4 years old on or before Sept. 1 of the current school year is eligible. We are excited to offer a high quality program for our Scholars that includes 540 hours of instructional time throughout the school year. We follow Osceola County’s academic calendar.
**VPK is a FREE Florida education program for 4 year olds.
**VPK is NOT an income-based program. Any child who lives in Florida and is age 4 on or before Sept 1 is eligible.
**VPK gives children a jump start by preparing them for school and enhancing their pre-reading, pre-math, language and social skills.
At Bright Scholars, we understand that when parents search for a preschool in St Cloud, FL they have specific needs and desires in mind. Our mission is to provide a Christian, preparatory preschool that promotes academic excellence and fosters an early awareness of God’s unconditional love. We want to walk through some of the top things parents look for and how we provide them at Bright Scholars.
Safety is often the number one concern of any parent, not just in regards to preschool. We want our children to feel safe and be safe. That’s our number one priority too. Our facility offers advanced technology including secured video streaming for parental viewing, biometric fingerprint scanners to sign children in and out, and magnetic door locks for secured access to our center. Our outside play area offers safe fun with age appropriate equipment. Our staff is comprised of certified, qualified teachers, who have been carefully selected. As you can see, your child will be safe at Bright Scholars.
Low child to teacher ratios
We understand that parents want low ratios so that they are sure their child isn’t getting lost in the fray or overlooked. One on one attention is critically important for our little learners. The state of Florida has set ratios, and ours tend to be even lower. For example, the state ratio for 4-year-olds is 1:20, while ours stays at 1:10. Our Bright Scholars parents love this about our academy.
Parents who truly desire for their children to succeed are not looking for a program that simply lets kids have free play time all day. They understand the importance of early learning and are looking for a place that provides a balance of learning and fun. Bright Scholars Early Learning Academy provides educational activities, lessons, and equipment as a part of our preschool program in St Cloud, FL. We are quick to remember that these precious little ones are still kids and need a fun, enjoyable learning area and experience. We facilitate learning through music, crafts, reading, science, physical activities, and more. Bible stories, praying, and other Christian values are also a part of curriculum.
We understand this is a huge factor for many families. Bright Scholars aims to offer fair prices for families in the St Cloud community. We pride ourselves in offering all-inclusive tuition, which means no extra or hidden fees. Please contact us for more information about costs of daycare or preschool.
We see parents every day doing their very best to juggle part-time jobs, errands, appointments, meetings, and schoolwork while caring for their children and we’ve seen the need for part-time childcare as a way to assist busy parents. That’s why we offer part-time solutions for children ages 1-4. Whether that’s full care 2 days a week, 3 days per week, or Mon-Fri for 3 hours of instructional learning in our VPK classrooms, we have solutions and programs to help socialize and care for your young children while you tackle errands and meetings, or work your shift.
Parents have the option of selecting a Mon/Wed/Fri or Tues/Thurs schedule and can take advantage of full care hours from 7:00AM – 6:00PM.
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Not exactly sure what your child will do over the summer or during school holiday breaks? Bright Scholars has it all planned for you as we’ve carefully designed experiences that your child will never forget. Our Camp and Vacation Club offer weekly themed activities such as space, sports, and theater. Children participate in adventurous in-house field trips, enrichment activities, and fun-filled events that will make for long-lasting memories. Did we mention that learning doesn’t have to end because of school breaks? Our curricular projects are designed to promote continued learning while having loads of fun. In addition, we teach character education focusing on traits such as love, forgiveness, and honesty through children’s stories and songs.