Bright Start Childcare


We are so excited to have all of our families back at Bright Start! Beginning July 1st we will require full payment in order to keep your child’s spot at Bright Start childcare, regardless of attendance. At this time, hours will remain 7:00 am-4:00 pm.

Bright Start is open. We are currently operating with reduced class sizes with limited hours.

Arrival & Departure Procedures at Bright Start

1. Staff will meet families outside on the sidewalk.
2. Your child’s temperature will be taken upon arrival. Children with a temperature of 100.4 or above will not be permitted to attend Bright Start until fever free without the use of medication for 48 hours
3. Please call when arriving to pick up your child and they will be brought out to your vehicle.
4. Please allow 10-15 minutes extra time at drop off/pick up, as we all adjust to these new procedures.
5. Hours of operation will be 7AM-4PM.


We help individuals and families build skills to help them improve their lives.


We offer an array of services to help individuals be happier and healthier.


We help young people on their journey into adulthood. We provide support and guidance to help them be successful.


Hope, Help and Healing for a Brighter Tomorrow

Spero, which means “I hope” from the Latin proverb “while I breathe, I hope”, truly reflects the hope, help, and healing we provide to individuals and families throughout Southern Illinois. We have a proud and strong tradition and affiliation with the United Methodist Church that we cherish and honor. Although we spent the majority of our one hundred plus year history exclusively as a children’s home we also have grown to offer other valuable services throughout the Southern Illinois region.


Contact us about additional information or questions you may have.