What We Offer
Bright Minds offers an environment that is safe, happy, nurturing and
fun. Though we offer our children a fun environment, we also focus on
their learning. Children began learning at a very early age. With this
in mind, we offer learning experiences for all of our children, infant
through school age. Our goal is for parents to see the growth and development
of their child as a result of the programs and activities provided.
Webcam Internet Viewing
Our parents can view their child’s classroom at any time via the internet. This feature is a big hit with our parents. It also works great for family members such as grandparents who live in a different state or even in another country.
Spanish classes are offered as a part of our curriculum starting with our One Year Old Program.
Dance, Gymnastics and Tumbling
We have vibrant and fun Dance, Gymnastics and Tumbling Classes.
A daily schedule is posted in every room and is accessible to parents
so that they can see the structure of their child's day. These schedules
are filled with activities that promote creativity, self esteem, as well
as physical, intellectual and social development. There is also daily
outdoor time (weather permitting).
Monthly Lesson Plans
We utilize monthly lesson plans that outline the theme for the month,
display the objectives regarding what our children will be focusing on
for the month and ensure that the objectives in the lesson plans are incorporated
in the daily schedule.
Our fresh, new building provides an aesthetically pleasing environment
where your child can play, learn and grow. Our building is modern and
designed to be very effective and efficient for children. The décor is
very inviting for children and appealing to parents. We believe that a
fresh, new, clean, state of the art building will positively contribute
to the physical and developmental health of our children.
Our center is equipped with cameras and intercoms that allow our Director
and Executive Director the ability to view actions taking place throughout
the center including the classrooms and play areas. Immediate communication
with the staff can be made at all times. In addition, attendance checks
are routinely performed throughout the day to ensure that all children
are accounted for.
Age appropriate field trips are available for our 3 year olds and above.
These field trips are designed to be fun and educational. Our field trips
include but are not limited to the zoo, movies, plays, swimming, museums,
libraries, child related programs and activities at various venues in
Cobb County and Metro Atlanta. Parental consent is required for children
to participate in any field trip.
Parents enter our center by using a unique code that is specifically assigned.
Visitors have to be identified and granted entrance by our receptionist.
This will maximize safety and eliminate access into the facility by non-authorized
We provide a playground area that is age appropriate and fun! A six foot
fence with a locked gate secures the playground. Our children are encouraged
to run, jump and play. While we want to develop their Bright Minds, it
is equally important for children to exercise their bodies for optimum
health. Our outdoor time provides an opportunity for children to further
develop their social and interactive skills. In addition to play and exercise,
our outdoor time gives children the opportunity to explore nature.
Our children have the opportunity to play outdoor games such as kick ball,
dodge ball, basketball ball, Simon Says, London Bridge, and other fun
games. They can also choose to play on a variety of playground equipment.
While children are encouraged to participate in games and other activities,
we never force them to participate. Instead, we allow children to join
activities based on their own time and comfort level.
We serve nutritious and great tasting breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack
each day. Our menus are in accordance with USDA guidelines. Our dietician
is trained in nutrition and takes great pride in serving tasty meals.
Our menus are posted weekly so parents can see the variety of nutritious
meals served. Parents are always welcome to share breakfast or lunch with
Meal time is also used as an opportunity to introduce new foods to our
children as well as instruct them in the development of table etiquette
and manners. Children assist in setting the table, serving table food
and assisting the staff in clean-up activities.
Transportation is provided to and from local schools in the Mableton area.
Our buses receive routine maintenance from a certified professional and
are equipped with seat belts for the safe transport of our children. Our
bus driver is licensed and trained in First Aid and CPR.
We do not use physical punishment, time-out or harsh language (words or
tone) to discipline children. Instead, our policy is to redirect children
towards positive behavior. We make sure that our parents are aware of
any behavioral concerns or if their child has had a challenging day.
No one knows your child better than you, the child's parent. With this
in mind, we seek to partner with parents regarding the care of their child.
Meetings are held with our parents to learn more about their child and
to share the structure of our program. Our desire is to mesh the child's
needs with our program in order to provide the best possible experience
for the child.
Parents are kept informed regarding their child's daily activities and
any changes in their development. We try to capture candid photos to share
with parents as memorable moments occur during their child's day.
We welcome feedback from our parents regarding suggestions to make our
program the best that it can be. Our parents are encouraged to volunteer
in their child's class, come and share breakfast or lunch with their child,
as well as serve as chaperones during our field trips.
We provide parents with useful and timely resources such a magazine articles,
books, videos, useful websites and other items of interest. In addition,
our online newsletter is readily available, which covers information regarding
children, our center and program.
Parents are always welcome to visit anytime that their child is in the
center. We do, however, want to minimize any disruption to our daily programs
A variety of payment options are available. Payments can be made by check,
money order and credit/debit card. Auto-pay is also an option where payments
are automatically deducted from either your checking account or charged
to a credit or debit card.
Late Pick-Up Fee Waivers
We understand that there may be times when you cannot make it to the
center on time due to traffic, leaving work late, etc. With this in mind,
our parents are allowed a specific number of late pick-up waivers per
month. Late pick-up waivers will be discussed more fully during your orientation
after the enrollment of your child.
Part time care is provided based on space availability.