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Bright Beginnings

The Bright Beginnings Program is designed to provide full-day services to PreK3 staff children. It consists of a minimum of 11 and a maximum of 22 children per designated site.

Enrollment Requirements:

  • Parent/Family Member must be a regular, benefits-eligible employee of Judson ISD. Parent/Family Member must be a district employee to maintain membership in the Bright Beginnings Program.
    • Upon separation from the school district the parent/family member must find a replacement childcare facility outside of the Bright Beginnings Program. Dismissal from Bright Beginnings will take effect on the last day of parent/family member employment with the district.
  • Child must be 3 years of age by September 1st of the entry year.
  • Child must not display any consistent disruptive behaviors that would interfere with the classroom safety.

General Daily Schedule:

7:30-10:30: Standard PreK3 program with district-adopted curriculum
10:30-3:00: Gross Motor, Lunch, Rest, Free Centers
3:00-6:00: Gross Motor, Fine Motor, Snack, Free Exploration


Expected behavior on the part of each child is essential to the success of the Bright Beginnings Program. The Bright Beginnings Program will follow the District’s student code of conduct with respect to defining and categorizing infractions.

In the early childhood pre-school class, we expect occasional “typical” 3-year-old behaviors. However, our expectation is that we have a safe, nurturing learning environment. Parents will be notified of any discipline issues with their children and will be advised of consequences that may result if the behavior is ongoing. If a child has ongoing behaviors that are unsafe or significantly disruptive to the learning environment, the following steps will be taken.

  1. The teacher will consult with the parents.
  2. If the behaviors do not improve, a meeting will occur with the campus administration, classroom staff, and parents. At this meeting, a plan of action, including behavior strategies and interventions, will be developed to improve the behavior outcomes for each child.
  3. If after 3 weeks of implemented intervention strategies, behavior does not improve, campus staff will meet to review the data and may recommend dismissal from the program.
  4. In the event of extremely unsafe or disruptive behavior, the campus principal may recommend removal from the program without implementing intervention strategies.

Tuition Payments:

It is the employee’s responsibility to complete the Eduphoria form to enroll in direct payroll deduction for the Bright Beginnings Program.

Staff PreK3 payments for Bright Beginnings after school programming

  • Payments will total $5,000 for the year
  • Payments of $500 will be directly deducted for 10 months
  • Payment will be through direct payroll deduction

Bright Beginning Pick-up Times:

Bright Beginnings is provided every day that students are scheduled to attend school.

  • Children must be picked up by a designated adult no later than 6:00 p.m.
    • Bright Beginning established hours will be strictly followed. District employees who are unable to follow the established schedule because of work responsibilities should seek another daycare with the necessary hours and flexibility.
    • A late penalty of $1.00 for every minute after 6:00 p.m. will be charged.
    • Consistent failure to pick up on time will result in dismissal from the program.
  • Parents must sign their children out each day. Please also include the time out for our records.


Only children enrolled in the Bright Beginnings Program are allowed in the classroom. Siblings may not come into the classroom without a parent at any time, including before and after school, on professional development days, and teacher workdays. Elementary-aged siblings cannot sign in or sign out Bright Beginning students.


As long as a site meets the minimum number of participants, the following sites will offer Bright Beginnings: Rolling Meadows, Converse, Park Village