Brightside Academy Ohio 
Child Care in Cleveland Ave. (inside Northern Lights) Columbus

The Brightside Academy is dedicated to providing the best child care, and affordable and quality education to all of our Ohio students. 

Based on an approach of integrated learning and purposeful play, we provide students as young as six weeks and as old as age 12 with the tools they need to complete their next phase. This extends to not only typical classroom subjects, but to motor skills and social skills as well. We want to make sure your child is well rounded, and a diverse set of activities and students helps us do that.

Our Northern Lights location, located in the Clinton Township, is an accredited child care and school readiness provider. Find us inside the Northern Lights Shopping Center. We proudly accept various forms of payment. Please complete the form below to learn more and schedule a tour.

Child Care in Cleveland Northern Lights

Meet Our Director

Hello, my name is Desiree Mclin. I have been working with my Brightside Academy team since August of 2019. I started my career at Brightside Academy as the Assistant Director at the Livingston location before I was promoted to the Center Director at Northern Lights. I am currently in college to obtain a higher degree. It has been a pleasure building relationships with parents, children, and staff. I have learned and develop so much with in the last two years of being with Brightside. I have two children that attend Brightside Academy and they love it here. 

Desiree can be reached at

Schedule a Tour

We would love to give you a tour of our Northern Lights Academy. To get started, click on the button below to schedule a tour.

Your Brightside Academy

3525 Cleveland Avenue Columbus, OH 43224 | 614-262-5431 OR 614-262-7461

Hours of Operation

Monday – Friday | 6:30am – 5:30pm 


Our Child Care Program

Child Care in Cleveland Northern Lights
Child Care in Cleveland Northern Lights
Child Care in Cleveland Northern Lights

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Child Care in Cleveland Northern Lights
Child Care in Cleveland Northern Lights

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-Northern Lights is open from 6:30 am to 5:30 pm. Our location is convenient to families living in the Linden area among others. COTA buses service the area.

Explore additional Brightside Academy Ohio child care and education locations on our website. Our child care and daycare centers are strategically located in Akron, Cleveland, Columbus, and Toledo.

CONVENIENT PAYMENT OPTIONS For your convenience Brightside Academy Ohio accepts various forms of payment including government programs. We also accept cash, money orders, and credit cards.