Explore Tech’s Child Care Options with Bright Horizons

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Learn more about child care options at Georgia Tech’s two Bright Horizons centers during a live virtual information session on Mon., April 19.

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Learn more about child care options at Georgia Tech’s two Bright Horizons centers during a live virtual information session, Mon., April 19. Interact with the centers’ teachers and staff and hear from Georgia Tech families who will share their experiences.

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As the world begins to reopen, the decision to enroll children in child care has become an essential conversation for many families. Georgia Tech’s two on-campus child care centers offer options for faculty, staff, and students’ children while they work or study.

Families are invited to participate in a virtual information session Mon., April 19 at 10 a.m. via Bluejeans. Teachers and staff will be on hand to answer questions about enrollment, curriculum, nutrition, and safety during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Enrollment options for the Georgia Tech community will be shared as well as special registration fee waivers, discounts, and referral credits. Participants will be entered in a drawing for an activities basket. 

Operated by Bright Horizons Family Solutions, the R. Kirk Landon Learning Center is currently open for enrollment. The Children’s Campus @ Georgia Tech is accepting applications for Fall 2021 enrollment. Both centers provide care to infants as young as six weeks up to pre-K. Summer camps are available for children ages five to eight.  

The learning centers are operated based on curriculum philosophies designed to provide an environment that “captures the joys of childhood,” nurture development, and prepares students for school and life. Students are taught using the World at Their Fingertips curriculum, which focuses on science, technology, engineering, art, and math and is aligned with Georgia Tech’s learning initiatives.

Special activities like virtual field trips and STEM fairs offer an interactive and fun learning environment. With small classroom ratios, teachers can interact with students to help them get the most out of their learning experience. The centers are accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children and are Quality Rated (level two) by the Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning.

To keep students safe, the centers have implemented enhanced Covid-19 protocols based on CDC guidelines to put the health of students, families, teachers, and staff first. Daily health screens and temperature checks are required, class sizes have been reduced, cleaning practices have been enhanced, and masks are required for all staff among other practices. Additionally, Georgia Tech has partnered with the centers to offer vaccines for all Bright Horizons teachers and staff.

Providing nutritious meals and snacks is paramount. Food is prepared on-site by chef Amber Gilbert, trained at Le Cordon Bleu, who works with families to meet their children’s individual dietary needs, religious restrictions, and preferences. The centers are nut-safe environments with allergy and food intolerance policies in place.  

Keeping the lines of communication open is a priority for the centers. Daily email communication from teachers and staff keep families informed of their child’s progress and center activities. The My Bright Day mobile app notifies families about meals, naps, diapering, and other updates.

The centers meet the needs of the entire family, offering festivals, art shows, and the Parent Partnership Committee to share information with other families and assist with events and special projects.

Interested families are invited to schedule virtual tours by calling 404-249-1500 or sending an email to georgiatech@brighthorizons.com. Join one of four live sessions to interact with teachers and staff. Learn more about Tech’s child care options here.

Georgia Tech Childcare Information Sessions

Monday, April 19, 10 a.m., Bluejeans

Monday, May 24, 10 a.m., Bluejeans

Tuesday, June 15, 10 a.m., Bluejeans

Tuesday, July 20, 10 a.m., Bluejeans

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  • Created On: Apr 15, 2021 - 5:05pm
  • Last Updated: Apr 16, 2021 - 10:16am