Bright Start Early Education - Norman OK Child Care Center

1212 MCGEE , NORMAN OK 73072
(405) 360-1312
3 Reviews

About the Provider

Description: When your child comes to Bright Start, every day is an enriching experience. From classroom time to play time, kids are engaged, interested and constantly learning. For years, we’ve provided high quality childcare and education.

Additional Information: Rated 2 Stars.

Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: K830024293
  • Capacity: 102
  • Age Range: 0 - 11 Months, 12 - 23 Months, 2 Years, 3 Years, 4 Years, 5 Years, 6 Years and Older
  • State Rating: 3
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: Yes
  • Type of Care: Daytime Hours
  • Transportation: Children's Schools, Field Trips
  • District Office: Oklahoma Dept of Human Services - Child Care Services
  • District Office Phone: (405)573-8300 (Note: This is not the facility phone number.)
  • Licensor: Crystal Jackson

Location Map

Inspection/Report History

Where possible, ChildcareCenter provides inspection reports as a service to families. This information is deemed reliable, but is not guaranteed. We encourage families to contact the daycare provider directly with any questions or concerns, as the provider may have already addressed some or all issues. Reports can also be verified with your local daycare licensing office.

Date Type/Purpose Corrections
2020-03-10 Other
Partial Inspection
Plan: daily attendance is promptly documented on paper and electronically this includes the child's full name, arrival and departure times, and is maintained for at least 12 months. We furnished the auditor over 60 pages of attendance and documentation and believe this non-compliance to be an error. Will continue to promptly document daily attendance.
Correction Date: 2020-03-10
Description: 340:110-3-281.2(c)(5)(B) - Children's attendance. Daily attendance is:

OIG verified on audit 1/29/20 that attendance is not being kept according to requirements

2020-01-03 Periodic
Full Inspection
Description: No non-compliances observed
2019-12-12 Complaint
Partial Inspection
Description: No non-compliances observed
2019-11-25 Complaint
Partial Inspection
Plan: Added a three year to the class room immediately. Will maintain proper group sizes at all time.
Correction Date: 2019-11-25
Description: 340:110-3-286(b) - Groups and group sizes. Groups are determined by the number of children cared for by one or more teaching personnel. There is only one group of children per classroom or other area and the maximum group size is not exceeded per OAC 340 Appendix GG Ratios and Group Sizes, unless an exception applies per (2) of this subsection.

The group size in the 1-3 early Pre-K room was over group size by one, the 3-year old in the room just left changing their age group and group size. Class was behaved and there were 2 teachers in control of the room, will not count as a serious.

2019-09-25 STARS
Partial Inspection
Description: No non-compliances observed
2019-09-11 Periodic
Full Inspection
Plan: Will maintain fire extinguisher tagging going forward.
Correction Date: 2019-09-23
Description: 340:110-3-279(f)(3)(B) - inspected and tagged at least every 12 months by a state licensed authority.

Fire extinguishers tag expired 07/31/2019.

2019-06-14 Complaint
Partial Inspection
Description: No non-compliances observed
2019-06-05 Complaint
Partial Inspection
Description: No non-compliances observed
2019-05-16 Periodic
Full Inspection
Description: No non-compliances observed
2019-04-25 Follow Up
Full Inspection
Plan: Updated vehicle check process, will have person in charge double check every bus run and sign the bus attendance form. Also will have a tag system in the bus to clearly show it has been cleared or not.
Correction Date: 2019-04-25
Description: 340:110-3-281.2(d)(6) - Child passenger check. Before leaving the vehicle and in addition to the transportation attendance, the driver or last personnel in the vehicle documents completion of at least two methods of inspecting all areas of the vehicle for any remaining children to ensure no children are left on the vehicle.

Facility self reported that a proper vehicle check was not completed after morning school bus run.

2019-04-25 Follow Up
Full Inspection
Plan: Terminated driver who did not complete child passenger checks already in place at the facility. Updated vehicle check processes and went over importance of clearing the vehicle with staff.
Correction Date: 2019-04-25
Description: 340:110-3-287(h)(2) - Supervision during transportation:

Facility self reported that a driver went on a bus run with 13 children at 7:14AM, dropped off children at 3 different schools, returned to facility around 7:40, a child came into the facility around 7:50AM child had fallen asleep on the bus and did not get off at their school.

2019-01-31 Periodic
Full Inspection
Description: No non-compliances observed
2018-10-02 STARS
Partial Inspection
Description: No non-compliances observed
2018-09-12 Periodic
Full Inspection
Description: No non-compliances observed
2018-08-14 Complaint
Partial Inspection
Description: No non-compliances observed

If you are a provider and you believe any information is incorrect, please contact us. We will research your concern and make corrections accordingly.

Reviews

...
S McBee Feb 06, 2017
I have used this provider for more than 6 months

My son has attended Bright Start EEC since he was 6 weeks old. I am overwhelmed by all the opportunities for my child as he has grown. What parent wouldn’t want their child to have all the things Bright Start can provide? I love knowing that my child is going to learn hygiene through hand washing , social skills, language arts, arts and crafts and gross motor. My son loves going to school and gets excited in the mornings, running to his classroom just like the other children I see every morning. My whole family notices how attentive, caring, and polite the staff is and how happily he is greeted each morning. The teachers are patient with him and work with him tirelessly every day to help him. They soothe him when he falls and provide incident reports. His happiness at Bright Start is evident in how he’s flourished since he’s been there. I know every morning that my son is happy and in good hands, and you can’t put a price on that. We are so grateful for all that Bright Start Early Education has done for our son!

I actually get emotional when I think about everything that you all have done for my son, and how lucky he is to have such a great environment to grow up in. We just couldn’t be more pleased with how our man has progressed with your help. Thank you!

12 out of 30 think this review is helpful
Was this review helpful to you?  Yes  No
...
annonymous Jun 02, 2015
I have used this provider for more than 6 months

If I could give this place a negative 5 I would! The way the teachers talk to the children is terrible, I've been told by my child and ex employees that teachers hold down the children while in time out. Not a clean facility I don't understand how this is a DHS approved facility. The have no curriculum, no daily sheets well unless the teachers aren't feeling lazy I guess I get one every once in a great while. The kids are always in front of the tv when I pick up my child. I feel terrible every time I had to drop my child off. I would never ever recommend this place to anyone.

13 out of 27 think this review is helpful
Was this review helpful to you?  Yes  No
...
A Google User Oct 07, 2014

Have witnessed staff being abusive to children. My child has gotten hurt while in attendence. Would not recommend this place. They should be shut down.

13 out of 28 think this review is helpful
Was this review helpful to you?  Yes  No

Write a review about Bright Start Early Education. Let other families know what’s great, or what could be improved. Please read our brief review guidelines to make your review as helpful as possible.

Review Policy:
ChildcareCenter.us does not actively screen or monitor user reviews, nor do we verify or edit content. Reviews reflect only the opinion of the writer. We ask that users follow our review guidelines. If you see a review that does not reflect these guidelines, you can email us. We will assess the review and decide the appropriate next step. Please note – we will not remove a review simply because it is negative. Providers are welcome to respond to parental reviews, however we ask that they identify themselves as the provider.

Providers in ZIP Code 73072