As a follow up to Governor Tom Wolf’s announcement, Philadelphia will be moving to the Yellow Phase. We are permitted to reopen on June 5. We will utilize June 5 as an in-service day to train our teachers and staff on the implementation of our new policies and procedures and reopen to our families on June 8, 2020.
A communication was sent to staff and families with more details on upcoming policy changes when the academies reopen. Please be sure to read the message and email us at info@bsaECE.com with any questions.
We appreciate your patience as we work through these unprecedented times. Please stay safe and healthy. We wish you and your loved ones well.
Brightside Academy Management
Keri Driscoll Joins BSA as Senior VP of Operations
Brightside Academy is proud to announce the hiring of Keri Driscoll as our new Senior VP of Operation. Keri brings over two decades of leadership and operations experience in the early childhood education and retail industries.
Prior to joining BSA, Keri was Senior Director of Center Operations for KinderCare Education. She is known for being a strategic change leader and creative problem solver with a proven track record of delivering innovative solutions across a broad spectrum of business operations.
Keri brings her passion for fostering a culture that delivers great experiences for teachers, children, and families by inspiring all levels of the organization to reach their greatest potential.
The Senior VP of Operations role will empower and support our field leadership and academies to provide a safe and nurturing educational environment that positively impacts the lives of the children, families, and the local communities we serve.
Please join us in welcoming Keri and wishing her success in her role!
We Need Your Support for Early Education Programs
Dear Brightside Staff, Families and Partners:
We hope this letter finds you and your loved ones well and healthy. The last few weeks have brought unprecedented changes to all our lives. In PA, Governor Wolf’s emergency procedures mandated that businesses and organizations, including child care programs, remain closed until at least April 6, with the possibility of further extensions. Our communities are still making sense of the profound effects impacting our personal and professional lives.
Now more than ever, Brightside Academy champions its commitment to providing high-quality education to children of all families and communities.
What we are doing On our website, we have created a family resource center with links to useful information, parenting and learning materials, and YouTube videos of story readings and active exercise routines. Additionally we also developed an early educator’s resource page with links to trainings, workshops and useful information for ECE personnel.
We have taken an active role in providing engaging virtual connections with our staff and families. This week we began utilizing Kahoot! games and hosted a Virtual Spirit Week, providing much needed fun, stress-relieving opportunities to our community.
The value of child care and early education Child care is a vital resource of society. Parents can better engage in careers or school opportunities when their children attend safe, and nurturing child care programs. High quality early education allows children to become valued members of their communities when they grow up. Our services directly influence the degree in which families and communities thrive.
We need your help Early education services have long been underfunded and are more challenged than ever during these stressful times. We are urging PA legislators to allocate some of the state’s emergency funding to early childhood education providers.
Families, communities, and the nation thrive with high-quality child care programs available to support their children’s development. Feel free to reach out to us with any questions at info@bsaECE.com.
Wishing you and your family health and safety.
Jack Safer, COO and BSA Management
Now Hiring Across all Brightside Academy Locations!
Brightside Academy is now hiring hiring across its 30+ locations in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia. We encourage early educators to apply and get their paperwork started now so their potential job is awaiting them when we reopen after the COVID-19 closures.
Both management and teaching positions are available. Share this exciting news within your network and community so we can employ as many educators as possible given the current unprecedented events.
Brightside Celebrates Virtual Spirit Week to Engage Families and Staff During Trying Coronavirus Times
Families and staff are joining in Brightside Academy’s Virtual Spirit Week, part of our initiative to encourage our families and staff to have fun at home while remembering the brave people making a difference in our communities during the Coronavirus emergency. We thank all who have joined us on this effort. Sharing your warmth and smiles with the BSA Family make our days brighter – just what we all need right now!
Check out our Virtual Spirit Week videos below. Feel free to share with your friends and loved ones. Connect on social media to learn more about us: Facebook / LinkedIn / Instagram / Twitter