Bright Ideas Fall Registration

2016-17 School Year Programs

Registration Run Down:

Although we are having fun with summer, it is time to start thinking about fall. We would like to invite you to explore the Bright Ideas program offerings for the 2016-17 school year. Please reference this flyer for info on all your favorite BILC happenings. Please contact Traci if you have any questions about programs or enrollment.

The primary registration window is now open and runs through August 15th. Enrollment is always ongoing, but we encourage you to make your plans for fall with us now.

Be sure to remind any families you refer to us to mention your name for your referral bonus. (Referral Policy: Two free days of care will be granted to a family who refers another child for care. The credit will be given after the new child has been in attendance at the center for two weeks.) You can earn a double bonus of 4 days of credit for any families referred by you who register for our pre-k program!

Before & After School Care (grades 5K-5th)

Before school care will be offered from 6:45 AM - 8:15 AM at the center location with transportation from Dousman Transport to school each day.

After school care will be offered at both the center location and at our Wales Campus site until 6:00 P.M. daily. Those attending the center location will have transportation from Dousman Transport after school. It is each family's responsibility to contact Dousman Transport to list BILC as their child's alternate stop and provide them with your child's schedule. Their phone number is 262-965-2214.

After offering services at both locations last year, we have come to understand many families find benefits from each. Here is what we have heard:

Center Location ...

* home-like atmosphere helps kids relax

* bus ride provides a welcome transition at the end of the school day

* older siblings can reunite with their pre-k siblings

* kids have such fun with the unique outdoor equipment

* small groups allow for focused activities & separate age groups

Wales Campus Location ...

* convenience of your child attending after extra-curricular activities & clubs

* avoiding a bus ride can be nice

* trips to the Dragon's Den & Library are great for studying

* the kids get to use the playground equipment

* there is the opportunity for large group activities in the big space & on cold or rainy days

On the registration form you can indicate which location you would prefer your child to attend. We will confirm your child's after school care location prior to the start of the school year and will do our best to accommodate all requests.

4K After Care (for students attending the Wales Elementary program)

4K After Care will be offered at the center location with two different programming options. The first option includes a pick up time prior to 3:45 PM (3:15 PM on Thursdays). The second option, extended care, is a pick up time by 6:00 PM. With both options your child takes the Dousman Transport bus from school to the center, enjoys a social lunch time with our pre-k group, is involved in our integrated academics throughout the afteroon, is provided a rest period, spends time playing indoors and outdoors, and is offered a snack after rest. The extended care program includes additional activities with our after school group.

4K after care students:

* focus on independence, communication skills, and social skills - the primary aspects of the program

* bring a bag lunch each day - we offer milk or water

* go on a field trip about once a month

* keep a blanket and pillow at the center for rest period

BILC Pre-K (ages 3-5 years old)

Bright Ideas offers our own independent 3K/4K multi-age pre-k program during the school year. The BILC pre-k program focuses on our center's mission of anywhere, anytime learning and puts a strong emphasis on independence, social & emotional skill building, and inspiring the desire to learn. The program is play-based and incorporates many opportunities for students to direct and plan their own learning experiences. Field trips are a key element in this program with at least one trip per week to head out into the community. Although the weekly curriculum experiences are inspired by the students and directed by our teachers, the Key Developmental Indicators (KDI's) from the High Scope Curriculum help to guide the program. Integration of the KDI's into the Bright Ideas program helps to ensure all elements of a well-round pre-k experience are available to our students.

As a multi-age group, some students are experiencing their 3K year of school while others are participating as a 4K student and will move on to full day kindergarten the next school year. Enrollment is ongoing so your child is welcome to join at any time. (Children must be fully toilet trained and have already turned 3 years old.)

Pre-K students attending for the morning program:

* have the opportunity to grow in the program and attend longer days at any point in preparation for full day 5 year old kindergarten

* go on field trips frequently

* experience the focused play-based curriculum and group learning environment in the morning hours

* enjoy a morning snack provided by BILC

Pre-K students attending for the morning & afternoon program:

* experience the full pre-k curriculum each day as many opportunities for learning are integrated into the transitions, meals, and afternoon activities with our Wales 4K group

* go on field trips frequently

* bring a bag lunch each day - BILC offers milk or water

* keep a blanket and pillow at the center for rest period

* enjoy 2 snacks provided by BILC

Mrs. Fronk and Ms. Carlie work together as the pre-k teachers so please stop in to speak to them to learn more about the benefits for your child.

Tutoring & Enrichment Programs

Please contact Traci or Ben to inquire about our tutoring services for academics, foreign language, and music.

Enrichment classes are in the works and will be announced at the start of the school year. Plans are started for Zumba, Lego Club, Homework Help Day, and Math Challenge Club. Please let us know if there are any you are hoping for!

Full & Half-Day Care

Bright Ideas coordinates with the KMSD calendar. Full day care is available on non-school days and half-days when school gets out early. These days are not included in your school year contract but you may sign up for them. Sign up for these days usually goes out in early September and a reminder a couple weeks prior to each date.

Full day programs are often packed with fun projects, field trips, and a nice change of pace. If your child has any suggestions of themes for these days or activities they would like to do please tell us.


Each family has questions unique to their care, education, or programming needs. Please do not hesitate to contract Traci with your questions via phone or email.


Bright Ideas Learning Community, LLC

Your program for before/after school care, pre-k education, tutoring, and much more!

Center Location is at the 110 E. Oak Crest Drive address.

Wales Campus Location is at the 219 E. Oak Crest Drive address inside the Wales Elementary Campus.