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What Causes Obesity in Children?

A child is considered obese when their weight is above normal for their height and age. Childhood obesity is a huge epidemic that deserves close attention and research. It is important that parents and caregivers understand what causes obesity in children. The more we understand about what causes obesity in children the better we can help them and future generations. The Brightside Academy offers help and education to those trying to make better choices.  Poor Food Choices  Poor food choices are the main contributor to childhood obesity. Processed foods, foods [...]

By |2020-01-11T02:50:27+00:00January 15th, 2020|Kids Food|Comments Off on What Causes Obesity in Children?

How to Choose A Daycare Center

If you are a working parent, then you want to know how to choose a daycare center that you can trust. Choosing a daycare is a huge responsibility and one that we, at the Brightside Academy, take very seriously. You are trusting your most prized possession with strangers that you believe qualified to keep them safe while you are gone. If you are wondering where to start or how to choose a daycare center 1. Trained Staff  Before visiting a daycare center visit their website and look for the director’s [...]

By |2019-12-31T22:40:22+00:00January 1st, 2020|Kids Education|Comments Off on How to Choose A Daycare Center

When do Kids Start Talking?

Your baby saying its first word is one of the most magical things a parent can experience. If you’re new to parenting, it’s important to know when to expect your kid’s first words. It’s important to keep in mind, children develop at different rates. Here are some things you can expect as your kid gets ready to say its first words.  Baby Babbling Much like your baby has to learn to crawl before it can walk, your baby will first have to learn to babble before it can talk. Babbling [...]

By |2019-12-04T04:38:56+00:00December 15th, 2019|Parenting Tips|Comments Off on When do Kids Start Talking?

Why Preschool is Important For Your Child?

Brightside Academy Ohio offers preschool programs as well as Head Start and Early Head Start for the communities. If you are a parent of a young child, you may be wondering why preschool is important. Here are the reasons that you should consider sending your son or daughter to Brightside Academy for preschool.  1. Develop a Solid Foundation For Education Preschool prepares your child in many ways for a life-long pursuit of education. With a solid foundation, they can easily build and grow their academic skills. During the school day, [...]

By |2019-12-03T04:49:11+00:00December 3rd, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Why Preschool is Important For Your Child?

What is Healthy Food for Kids?

As a parent, it’s normal to worry when you read signs like meal tantrums, selective feeding, delayed self-feeding, food refusal, and other fussy eating habits in your kid. However, worrying won’t help you or the kid. You need to take immediate steps to ensure that your child eats healthy to promote optimal growth and better immunity. Remember, no child is born with a craving. It’s just a habit that they embrace over time as a result of peer pressure, TV programs, and exposure to unhealthy food choices. Sadly, the latter [...]

By |2019-11-14T08:46:42+00:00November 11th, 2019|Kids Food|Comments Off on What is Healthy Food for Kids?

How Long Should Toddlers Sleep?

Normally, most toddlers fall asleep within the first 20 minutes of taking them to bed. However, their sleep duration varies depending on how sleepy they are, sleeping patterns, age, among other factors. Unlike adults, toddlers have interesting sleep patterns. They fall into a deep sleep during the initial hours of the night but experience light sleep episodes and dream sleep episodes during the late hours of the night. As they negotiate the episodes, they are likely to wake up briefly. During the wakeful episodes, the child should ordinarily go back [...]

By |2019-11-11T20:56:46+00:00November 11th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on How Long Should Toddlers Sleep?

Back to School Tips for a Successful School Year

School is back in session and this time of year can be a hectic time for parents and their kiddos. Check out some of back to school tips to help ensure this school year gets off to a great start! Know the Details Walk or ride the route your child will take and make note of school patrols, crossing guards and high traffic areas along the way. Talk to your kids about NOT talking to strangers and find out what, if any, policies your child’s school has regarding early arrivals [...]

By |2019-09-09T02:12:54+00:00September 9th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Back to School Tips for a Successful School Year

Brightside Academy Ohio – Broadway approved as PRE4CLE Provider

We are proud to announce that the Brightside Academy Ohio - Broadway location was approved to be a PRE4CLE Provider on Friday, February 1, 2019! This is an amazing accomplishment and demonstration of the Broadway team's commitment to improving the quality of their programming! PRE4CLE is a plan to ensure all 3- and 4-year-old children in Cleveland have access to a high-quality preschool by: Increasing the number of high-quality preschools in ClevelandHelping preschool providers improve their quality ratingConnecting families to quality preschool programs Additionally, PRE4CLE partners with Cleveland preschool programs [...]

By |2019-02-13T21:24:33+00:00February 13th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Brightside Academy Ohio – Broadway approved as PRE4CLE Provider

Brightside Academy Ohio – Northern Lights Earns Step Up to Quality 2-Star Award

The Brightside Academy Ohio - Northern Lights in Columbus, Ohio has earned Step Up to Quality 2-Star Award for excellence by the Ohio Department of Education. “Earning the Step Up to Quality 2 -Star Award has been a team effort and we are grateful that the state recognizes our program that serves early learners as quality rated,” said Darnisha Allen, Academy Director. The Step Up To Quality is a five–star quality rating and improvement system that administered by ODE and the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. The program [...]

By |2019-02-22T02:28:52+00:00February 12th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Brightside Academy Ohio – Northern Lights Earns Step Up to Quality 2-Star Award

Brightside Academy Ohio holds Turkey Giveaway

Brightside Academy Ohio decided to share a little holiday cheer by hosting a Turkey Giveaway at the St. Clair location on Thursday, December 20th. Brightside Academy Ohio in conjunction with the Cleveland Food Bank and the City of Cleveland distributed over 100 frozen turkeys and other holiday food staples to all Brightside Academy Ohio – St. Clair families, who signed up to receive. Brightside Academy Ohio’s goal was to bring their families together and give beyond the child care and educational services that their children receive daily. Courtney Harris, Brightside Academy Ohio [...]

By |2018-12-24T14:49:06+00:00December 24th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Brightside Academy Ohio holds Turkey Giveaway
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