bright start childcare

Now Enrolling For Summer 2017!

A great future begins with a Bright Start!

104 S. 32nd Street, Mt. Vernon, IL 62864

Monday – Friday  6:30am – 5:30pm

Bright Start childcare provides outstanding childcare for children 6 weeks to 12 years.  We offer a faith-based curriculum, and age-structured rooms that allow teachers to help children learn in a safe, loving environment through discovery and play.  Interested parents are invited to contact 244-2462.  Assistance may be available through the IDHS Assistance program if you qualify (see chart below)

Bright Start childcare has been rated 3 stars by the Illinois Department of Human Services Child Care Assistance Program Quality Counts Quality Rating System (QRS). QRS assists Illinois child care programs in providing quality care for children and their families.

A provider’s participation in QRS means they have gone the extra mile to help make sure children are receiving an enhanced learning and day care experience. Quality care can help children succeed in school and in life. A QRS Award recognizes a provider for meeting specific indicators of quality. It is an accomplishment to be shared with families served and the community.

Rooms are separated by age group: infants, toddlers, two-year-olds, pre-shool, and a school aged.  Each room has age appropriate learning centers which include toys that facilitate learning through play.

IDHS ‘Project Child’ Childcare Assistance Program

Bright Start has a site-contract with the IL Department of Human Services to determine eligibility for the Child Care Assistance Program.  This is a program that provides assistance to working parents.  We can determine your eligibility on-site immediately so your child can start receiving services.

Check the copay charts below to determine what your monthly copay will be. Please call for questions or further assistance.


Enrollment Instructions

1.  Call 618-244-2462 to ask for openings.

2.  Pick up our enrollment packet and tour our facility.

3.  For Project Child clients:

Pick up application from Project Child office:327 Potomac Blvd. Suite C, Mt. Vernon, IL  62864

There are 3 pages which need to be filled out by the child care center and returned to Project Child.

The parent / guardian is required to submit all Project Child application and other needed documents to the Project Child office.

    4.  Bring back completed packet, pay the required fees, and schedule the planned start date.

    Private Pay clients are responsible for paying $25 registration fee and first week’s tuition.

    Project Child clients are responsible for paying the $25 registration fee and $60 per week waiting fee until the approval is obtained from Project Child.

    ExceleRate Illinois named Bright Start childcare “The Gold Circle of Quality”.
     These programs have met the highest quality standards in three areas:  learning environment and teaching quality; administrative standards; and training & education.  Programs are actively engaged in continuous quality improvement.  



    Contact us about additional information or questions you may have.