Affordable >

Subsidized care is accepted and we have convenient payment options. more >

We offer the convenience for you to pay by credit card checks, cash or money order.

In addition, we accept payment from subsidized child care programs managed by Child Care Information Services (CCIS)

Child Care >

Brightside Academy serves children from 6-weeks to 12-years old. more >

At every level, our teachers ensure that we are exposing children to opportunities that prepare them for social and academic success.

Early Education >

Our learning programs are led by professional teachers. more >

Brightside Academy is committed to getting your children kindergarten ready, which is why we participate in credentialed programs such as HeadStart, PreK Counts and Keystone Stars.

Get in touch to find out more about our approach to childcare.

Innovative, Accredited Learning Program

Brightside Academy provides early education and child care that prepares children to be life-long learners. There are 10 convenient locations in Pittsburgh that offer a safe, vibrant learning environment with dedicated teachers.

Brightside Academy is committed to getting your children kindergarten ready, which is why we participate in nationally and regionally accredited programs such as , and .

HeadStart provides comprehensive education, health, nutrition, and parent involvement services to families. The program’s services and resources are designed to foster stable family relationships, enhance children’s physical and emotional well-being, and establish an environment to develop strong cognitive skills.

Quality pre-kindergarten education prepares children for reading and math, in addition to paying attention, following directions and getting along with others. As a Pre-K Counts participant, our East Liberty location provides quality full-day care for pre-kindergarten age children to help them grow academically and socially.

Keystone STARS is an initiative to improve, support, and recognize the continuous quality improvement efforts of early learning programs in Pennsylvania. Keystone STARS improves quality through:

  • Standards
  • Training/Professional Development
  • Assistance
  • Resources and
  • Support

With the right educational leadership and curriculum, our children develop the language, literacy and social skills needed for life-long learning. Get started by finding a Brightside Academy nearest to you and scheduling a tour!


From Brightside Academy Families …

“My children’s experience at Brightside Academy has been great so far. I would recommend it to anyone. They are kind and loving … I give them 5 stars.” – Santerica J.

“My son is learning a lot at Brightside Academy. He loves to go every day. I think the teachers are great! They really care about the children!” – Taimy B.

“My daughter attends Brightside Academy and her experience there has been wonderful. The staff is great … she feels safe and at home with them. The infant room teachers give each child the attention and care they deserve.” – Shonte M.