Brightside Academy Ohio 
Arlington St. Akron

For the best child care and preschool programs in Ohio, there’s no other choice but the Brightside Academy. Our integrated approach and hands on activities help children grow as people and students.

Brightside Academy Ohio-Arlington is recognized as a five star child care and early education provider by Ohio’s Step Up to Quality system in East Akron. We service children from six weeks to 12-years-old and are conveniently located near Summit Auto Sales, Liberty Tax, Family Video, and Walgreens. Our educated and caring staff provides nurturing care in a safe environment. We proudly accept Title XX and private pay. Contact us today.

Arlington Child Care - Preschool And After School Programs

Meet Our Director

I have 13 years of childcare experience and have been at Brightside Arlington for 10 years,  I am very proud to be named director. I studied history and secondary education at Wheeling Jesuit University earning Dean’s List honors as a student and All-Conference honors as a basketball player. I feel my position as a male in the childcare industry is very significant because I am a positive role model for all the children and different from most of the males they may see in their own neighborhoods. My hopes as director is to maintain the warm loving, family atmosphere of the center and let the community know that children are safe here and will get top quality care while under our supervision.

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Your Brightside Academy

1100 S. Arlington Street Akron, OH 44306 | 330-785-9740

Hours of Operation

Monday – Friday | 6:00am – 6:30pm 


Our Program

Arlington Child Care - Preschool And After School Programs
Arlington Child Care - Preschool And After School Programs
Arlington Child Care - Preschool And After School Programs

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Arlington Child Care - Preschool And After School Programs
Arlington Child Care - Preschool And After School Programs

Children are born eager to learn. Brightside Academy Ohio’s curriculum helps lead children to their full potential and prepares them for success in school and beyond.

Our kindergarten readiness programs teach age-appropriate lessons that encourage development in a safe and nurturing environment. Trained and experienced teachers care for and educate infants, toddlers, and preschoolers in the areas of reading, math,

communication and exploration daily.

School-age children benefit from before- and after-school care in a supervised and enriching environment and from a fun summer camp program when school is not in session.


Brightside Academy Ohio-Arlington is open from 6:00 am to 6:30 pm. Book Mobile visits our center twice a month. We provide transportation to and from five schools. We partner with Summit DD and offer full meals to the children. Our location is convenient to families living in apartment buildings like Collison, Neville, Chesapeake Pointe, and Mohawk Apartments as well as Wilbeth-Arlington Homes, Joy Park, Willow Run, and Jenkins Annex among others. Bus number 2 stops right in front of the academy.

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For your convenience Brightside Academy accepts various forms of payment including government programs like Title XX. We also accept cash, money orders, and credit cards.