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Meet Our Director

Darnisha Allen attended Miles College where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Child Development. After working at centers in the Cleveland area, she moved to Columbus. She began her employment with Brightside Academy in 2013 as a lead teacher, working her way up to get her current director’s role. She has worked at 3 of the 4 center in Columbus.  She has an amazing God daughter whom she loves unconditionally.  She is also a part of Sigma Tau Delta (National English Honor Society) and Impact Mentoring. Her other hobbies include traveling, taking care of her pets, and discovering creative ways to help children learn.

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Our Program

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.

diapers-wipes Kids enrolled at Brightside Academy – Northern Lights receive FREE diapers and wipes while attending the academy! 

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 6:00 am to 6:30 pm. Our location is convenient to families living in the Linden area among others. COTA buses service the area.

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<h3CONVENIENT PAYMENT OPTIONSFor your convenience Brightside Academy Ohio accepts various forms of payment including government programs like Title XX. We also accept cash, money orders, and credit cards.

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