Bright Beginnings Christian Academy - Norco CA DAY CARE CENTER

1769 WESTERN AVENUE, NORCO CA 92860
(951) 847-0555
2 Reviews

About the Provider

Description: BRIGHT BEGINNINGS CHRISTIAN ACADEMY is a DAY CARE CENTER in NORCO CA, with a maximum capacity of 84 children. The provider does not participate in a subsidized child care program.

Program and Licensing Details

  • Capacity: 84
  • License Number: 334842617
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: No
  • Type of Care: DAY CARE CENTER;
  • District Office: INLAND EMPIRE REGIONAL OFFICE
  • District Office Phone: (951) 782-4200 (Note: This is not the facility phone number.)

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Inspection/Report History

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Type Inspection Dates Reports/Citations
Inspection 2016-05-10 FACILITY EVALUATION REPORT
Summary 05/10/2016 No Citation

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Reviews

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Anna G. Dec 30, 2017
I have used this provider for more than 6 months

After being one of their biggest cheerleaders, I realized I had been fooled. When I enrolled my child 1.5 years ago I was told the kids were grouped based on abilities and maturity. But in fact, they grouped them based on whether they were enrolling for their kindergarten class the next year or not. Those enrolling were offered a computer reading app for kids. Our class was not offered that app. The other class received challenging in-class worksheets and sight words. Our class did not. Our class was assigned 3 different teachers in the last 5months. Two of them being new hires and the most recent had no idea what a sight word was.
I tried talking to the Director Drena, and got lies and excuses. They eventually gave me the app for my child and offered me extra worksheets for my child to take home. I did not feel this was fair for the entire class. I though I was making headway when I got them to agree to give our class the app. I figured it was only fair since the other class got it 6months before. But even after 1month, still nothing but excuses. The school even denied that they were doing sight words in the other class. They said sight words were not a requirement. I had to show them images that in fact they were doing them in the other class. In fact, most of the local preschools are all introducing sight words to their older preschoolers.
In all my attempts to deal with this issue, all I got were more lies and eventually insults when confronted. They even stooped as low as to blame two children for the lack of progress in our class. I was mortified to see those parents humiliated and used as an excuse.
Shame on Bright Beginnings and those involved for treating our kids so unfairly. We trusted them and left our children in their care. They took advantage of our blind trust. This could have been easily resolved if they treated all the kids fairly. They took no accountability or responsibility for any of it. To blame the kids was the last straw for me. Not to mention all the fundraising and parent participation they received. No accountability, not even to mention how much was raised at any of the events. SMH.
****My reply to your April 6 response********
Transparency is far from what you exhibited. I made every effort to get you to do the right thing for the Tiger class. In those 3 meetings we had, you made statements that were far from the truth. "Only the kindergarten had Reading Eggs app", "we don't do sight words in pre-K". All I had to do was ask the other parents and see the worksheets to find out you were lying. It was not hard to see the kids walk out of class with sight word packets. It is apparent that the other class was set up from day one to have more tools and opportunities.
All anyone had to do was say they would stay the next year and that child would get plucked out of our class and straight to the other. Funny how that is all it takes to "meet the standards".
I don't blame our teacher, I blame you for setting her up with less tools. Both classes had the same spectrum of abilities and maturity. You just did not see a financial benefit from giving them the same opportunities.
There are some wonderful kids in the Tiger class that I know would have benefited from the same attentions as the other class. I sure know my son would have and like you said "he wasn't even the smartest kid in the class".
We both know my son knows those sight words without your help. I was just hoping you would do the right thing for all those kids.
-Anna.

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Shanice Howard Nov 10, 2017
I have used this provider for less than 6 months

The price is not worth what is provided, I feel I was taken advantage of. The staff is very nice but dishonest, they lack education and experience. They play favorites with students and pay more attention to those who they know will remain at the school for the coming years. The photos on the websites are misleading, I realized I had been fooled when we arrived on campus and there was no diversity within the student body. I removed my child shortly after we started when I realized some of the teachers were not living christ-like lives when outside of the school. I work hard to provide for my child since the passing of her father and If I'm paying private Christian school tuition I expect educated teachers who live a true Christian lifestyle.

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