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!
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.
During these trying times Brightside Academy wants to stay engaged with our families, children, and staff.
With that in mind, starting on March 23 we will be holding a virtual Spirit Week to encourage families to have fun at home while remembering the brave people making a difference in our communities during the Coronavirus emergency.
Our Virtual Spirit Week includes Superhero, School Colors, Wear a Hat, Sports, and Pajama Days.
We are asking staff and families to share pictures with us to showcase every day on our social media accounts. Images can be sent to pics@bsaECE.com.
We wanted to share some helpful content for parents, children, and families during this closure period.
The best thing we can do for our children right now is to have a routine, offer educational materials, introduce virtual field trips, plan art activities and have story time. By doing so we can keep boredom and anxiety to a minimum while continuing to educate and work towards a brighter tomorrow.
We hope our Brightside Academy’s Resource Center can help make this time at home fun and safe. We have included links for multiple educational resources, tips for personal hygiene, fun activities, information on Covid-19 and community specific resources for meals, free internet and more.
Take a look around and share these wonderful resources with others in your community so that the learning can continue as much as possible during this unprecedented time. If you are having difficulty accessing the content please let us know and we will accommodate as best as possible.
As always please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions or are in need of additional information. We can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 412-201-5501. If you feel that there is additional information you would like to see in our resource center, please feel free to contact us as well, and we will be sure to share it.
Did you know your family may qualify for FREE child care, before and after school care, and summer camp?
The cost of child care continues to increase throughout the nation. This is especially hard for working families where the household income may not be enough to even consider outside care. In families with two spouses, one may end up quitting their job in order to raise the children. But that may not be an option for all families such as single or low income parents who often juggle various jobs, school, and raising kids with little or no support.
Pennsylvania’s Child Care Works Subsidized Child Care (CCIS) and Early Learning Resource Centers (ELRCs) programs were created with this in mind. These programs help low-income families pay their child care fees, according to PAs Department of Human Services website.
To qualify for CCIS/ELRC certain guidelines must be met including income, work status, and citizenship, to name a few. Prospective families must also complete an application and submit it to the department for approval. Once processed and approved, typically within a few weeks, children can begin attending one of the approved child care providers.
Brightside Academy is proud to support families with participating CCIS/ELRC programs at 24 Philadelphia and 9 Pittsburgh, PA locations. Our quality early childhood learning programs are available for children ages 6-weeks to 12 years old.
The subsidy programs are great news for families, but we have realized that many parents feel overwhelmed with the application process and requirements. At BSA we pride ourselves in being partners to the families and communities we serve. As such, we help parents every step of the way before, during, and after they apply for CCIS/ELRC benefits for their children’s care. Our dedicated specialist guides them through the child care subsidy application process, in completing the gathering of requirements, and turning them in to DHS on time.
Are you considering applying for CCIS/ELRC child care benefits? Ask us how we can help! To learn more and get started call the numbers below: