FAQ

Is there a plan in place for emergency evacuation?

Yes emergency evacuation primary location is Temple Hospital.

Is part-time care available?

Yes, Sun Bright Childcare 5 day enrollment before and after school.  

Where do I apply for Childcare Subsidy?

Don’t lose your subsidy-  Important information ELRC for families: Parents to submit your re determination paperwork timely, even if they are not currently working. During this crisis, parents who are not working at re determination will be granted “presumptive eligibility” for 92 days from their re determination due date. If they are still not working at the end of that 92-day period, another 92 days will be granted. Parents who are working and whose pay-stubs may reflect overtime or a pay differential (i.e. hazard pay) should know that this amount will be disregarded when calculating their income for eligibility and co-payments. Parents can get additional information, including forms that they can print and submit, on our ELRC 18 website on the Parents’ Corner tab.

Where is the address of ELRC office?

Find the ELRC information here- http://www.sunbrightchildcare.com/subsidy/

How do people drop off and pick up their children?

Parents walk, drive cars and use public transportation busses mainly. We have a drop off area in front of our center on Rising Sun Ave.  Bus number 4 stops at our center.

I’m not quite ready to enroll in the center but I am interested in continuing to hear about what is happening at the center. How can I get information more regularly?

We encourage any family interested in center information to share your email with us.  We send out monthly updates and invitations to the many events we are planning, to contact us.

What if I’d like to enroll but the center doesn’t have space available?

We suggest you register withSun Bright Childcare.   We will add you to our wait list and you will be offered a space as soon as one becomes available.  If you are a Subsidy parent, let us know, so that we can communicate with ELRC and facilitate your enrollment at our daycare.

Do the children take walks in the neighbourhood?

We have an outdoor play area attached to our building.  It is a nature based area, safe and convenient.  All our children at the daycare spend time in the play area. 

Can I visit my child at the center anytime I’d like to?

Yes, Sun Bright Childcare has an open door policy.  You are encouraged to visit your child anytime.

Are all staff trained in CPR and First Aid?

All Sun Bright Childcare staff are trained regularly in CPR, even if not required by the state. First Aid is taught as required by state licensing agency/regulations so that you can feel confident that your child is safe and receiving the best care possible at our center.

What is the Sun Bright Childcare process on checking the background of their employees?

Sun Bright Childcare conducts a comprehensive background check on all employees and Volunteers. The background check consists of a state criminal record check. In addition a sex offender search, NSOR search and all program licensing background checks required by the state are also performed.

Are Free meals provided at the center?

The daycare provides Free Nutritious  Meals to all the children enrolled at Sun Bright Child care.  We are a peanut free facility and do not serve pork.

What type of summer programming is offered?

Our Summer Camp begins at the beginning of June when the school district closes and provides experiences that incorporate songs, activities, special days, field trips, journaling, and parent involvement. The children participate in water play, and visit local museums and have enrichment providers visit the program for science and theater experiences.

What Curriculum do you use at Sun Bright Childcare?

At Sun Bright Child care we use Teaching Strategies curriculum. The curriculum designed to engage children in active learning that prepares them for school while helping them achieve their individual potential and supporting social emotional growth.  For more on information on our curriculum, click here.

What are the educational goals of Sun Bright Childcare?

Comprehensive, optimum development of each child: mind, body, social self, and character. Preparation for Success in Life

  • Approaching life as an invitation to learn
  • Becoming a confident and competent lifelong learner
  • Becoming a confident and competent user of technology
  • Developing emotional intelligence: personal power and social skills

Preparation for Academic Excellence

  • Developing the social and cognitive skills necessary for school success
  • Achieving excellence in language and literacy
  • Developing an engaged, reflective, inquisitive mind and appreciation of science
  • Achieving excellence in logical/mathematical understanding

A Rich and Rewarding Childhood

  • Happy days
  • Wonderful relationships
  • A World of experience

I’m interested in applying for a job at this center. Is there someone I can contact?

For job listings and to complete the application process, please visit http://www.sunbrightchildcare.com/careers/

What are the teacher qualifications?

We have qualified and trained teachers in each class room. Teachers are Degreed teacher in every classroom along with CDA credentials

How can I obtain information about tuition?

Tuition varies by schedule and by individual classroom. To find out more information about tuition, please contact the daycare directly.

What is Keystone Star 3?

The State of Pennsylvania has developed standards to define and recognize quality child care programs. In order to be Star3, a child care program must meet a variety of strict criteria, including having a well-trained faculty, good staff-child ratios and group sizes, and a comprehensive curriculum, as well as meet stringent health and safety standards. Sun Bright Child care is rated as star 3, which is considered as a high quality child care center ( daycare).

What are the ages of the children in each classroom?

Infants 6 weeks to a year, toddlers 12 to 24m, twos 24 to 36m , preschool 36 to 48 months and K-prep 48 to 60 months and School age 5 years to 13 years.

Where is Sun Bright Childcare located?

Sun Bright Child care is located 3424 N 11th St AKA 1102 Rising Sun Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19140.  Our active door is located on 1102 Rising Sun Ave.

How can I reach Sun Bright Child care?

Sun Bright Childcare facility is located where all Streets come together- daycare is located behind Temple Hospital at the junction of Germantown Ave, Old York Road, Ontario Ave and Rising Sun Ave.  Still cannot find us?
We are located 2 Blocks behind Temple Hospital.  You can come from Broad Street :Turn East on Rising Sun Ave. We are located 2 blocks from Broad Street.

 Or Come by Bus: Septa Bus C or 4 Stops in front of Sun Bright Childcare Center ( at Rising Sun Ave and N 11th Street)

Or Come by Train:  Take Orange Line to Erie and Walk East and South on Germantown Ave for 2 blocks.

Is there parking available at the center?

 Yes loading zone on Rising Sun Ave and plenty of Street parking in the area.

Is there a playground on-site?

Given our urban location, Sun Bright is fortunate to have a nature based attached playground.   It is a fully enclosed fenced area, highlighted by mulched surface to minimize injury. The children can participate in large motor experiences that include scooters for the children to share, taking care of plants, in sprinkler play. 

Is Sun Bright  child care center open?

While our daycare is  temporarily closed we are looking to open as soon as possible. Call us at 215-225-9977. 

When will you reopen Sun Bright Childcare?

It is our true privilege to care for and educate children, and we look forward to welcoming everyone back into our center again as soon as we are able. We will follow the direction of local health departments, state authorities, and the CDC to make those decisions for each center and each community.

What is your current COVID-19 center policy?

Sun Bright Childcare’ priority continues to be the health and safety of the children and staff at our center. Each decision, policy, and procedure is based on recommendations from State directives, guidance from the CDC, and direction from local health authorities.

We have put in place multiple precautionary measures. First and foremost, a household member must remain out of the center for 14 days following the last potential exposure, if any member of your household has (or has been in close contact with anyone who has):

  • a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19 (for example – close contact at school, work, religious service, social gathering); or
  • recently returned from a Level 3 area, as designated by the CDC

If, at the end of this 14-day period, no household member has experienced any symptoms, their return to the center is allowed. Depending on the circumstances, we may require you to obtain medical clearance before returning to the center.

How does Sun Bright ensure the cleanliness of centers?

At all of our centers, rigorous health and safety practices are a foundation of the way we care for children. Food preparation surfaces, eating utensils and dishes, tables & chairs, computer keyboards, mixed use surfaces, changing tables, and potties are all sanitized after each use. Floors, diaper pails, countertops, sinks, fountains, door and cabinet handles and plastic toys are all sanitized daily. Sanitizing measures are also applied to our playground equipment. Centers and playgrounds are receiving special cleanings as needed. At the heart of it all is a rigorous support of handwashing practices for our staff and the children in our care.

We have also established enhanced safety protocols for families to follow during this time:

  • At both pick-up and drop-off, parents must use provided hand sanitizer or disinfectant wipes outside each classroom door to clean their hands and their child’s hands.
  • Parents are not allowed to enter the classrooms at pick-up and drop-off. A teacher will meet parents at the door to bring the child into and out of the center.
  • Parents must wipe down the check-in kiosk after checking their child in and out of the center.

What if one of the center staff is suspected as having COVID-19 or are under self-isolation after a family withdraws from the center, will they be notified?

We will continue to follow CDC protocol. Should we determine that a staff member has a confirmed case of COVID-19 and was exposed to children or parents during the 14-day incubation period, we will notify our families at that center.

How can I work with my child to practice good hygiene?

Our regular health and hygiene practices provide some of the best defenses against the spread of most contagious illnesses. In addition to regular and thorough cleaning of classrooms, surfaces and toys, we teach children good hand-washing practices and ensure that children and staff take important precautions against the spread of germs. You can work with your children to practice some of these same steps at home:

Wash hands often with soap and water –

Sneeze or cough into your elbow; or cover mouth and nose with a tissue before sneezing or coughing, then immediately discard the tissue.

  • Sneeze or cough into your elbow; or cover mouth and nose with a tissue before sneezing or coughing, then immediately discard the tissue.
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
  • Avoid kissing, hugging, and sharing cups or eating utensils with people who are ill
  • Disinfect frequently touched surfaces, especially if someone is sick

Does Sun Bright offer at home learning and educational activities for children?

With our daycare temporarily closed, we’ve created Home Connections a new way to keep children learning and to support families in these times. Designed by our education team to bring some of the very best learning from our centers right into your homes.  Home connection features videos and activities for every age group and for each of our curriculum areas. We’ll also have resources just for parents. Check your email to find weekly Home Connections. It’s all to give you the tools, inspiration, and structure you need to create learning experiences for your family right at home.

What are the educational goals of Sun Bright Childcare?

During your search for the perfect child care partner, this is among the most important questions you can ask.  For over 10 years, we’ve been a company that is guided by our Mission and Vision Statement and an unerring belief in putting children first. 

At Sun Bright Childcare, we know that childhood is developmentally the most important time. We believe it is our responsibility to provide environments and experiences that bring about the joys of childhood, nurture each child’s individual growth and development, and pave the way for success in school and life. We promise to:

  • Nurture and care for the whole child
  • Craft and integrated curriculum based on expert research
  • Support and develop each teacher
  • Implement an emergent, inquiry-based approach to learning
  • Cultivate curiosity and creativity through projects, exploration, and play
  • Encourage children to be confident experimenters and problem solvers
  • Build an inclusive and respectful community
  • Create joyful places for childhood

Can children with special needs enroll in a Sun Bright Childcare center?

Yes! Sun Bright  strives to and has successfully accommodated a wide range of special needs and individual differences in our group programs.  We believe in inclusive programs that attempt to meet the needs of a wide range of children and which focus on each child’s strengths. We support a collaborative team approach – the teacher, director, specialists, and parents. The team will work closely together to try to maximize each child’s opportunities for learning, growth, and development, and to attempt to eliminate any barriers or safety issues which a group program may present.

What is the Sun Bright Childcare process on checking the background of their employees?

Sun Bright Childcare conducts a comprehensive background check on all prospective employees and frequent visitors. 

Does Sun Bright Childcare perform background checks on its employees?

The safety of the children in our care is our highest concern.  Sun Bright Childcare maintains stringent hiring practices and conducts criminal background checks on all teachers and caregivers in our centers. This check includes a criminal record search and a cross-reference check to determine prior convictions or other records of criminal activity that would call into question an employee’s suitability to care for children. Additional elements of our required background checks include verification through the Office of Foreign Asset Control and Sexual Offender Database Search. The frequency for updating criminal background checks for employees depends on state or other center-specific requirements.

Can I visit my child at the center anytime I’d like to?

Yes, you are welcome to visit your child at the center whenever you’d like!  Sun Bright Childcare has an open door policy for parents. We encourage you to stop by and get involved in your child’s day.