Bright Start 2023-24 School Year Enrollment Policy
Bright Start After School, Inc. has a capacity of 150 children each day. In an effort to make enrollment as
fair as possible, all in-school after-school programs will have the same enrollment dates. Bright Start
gives priority to returning families and siblings. Our enrollment policy is listed below.
There are 4 groups of applicants that need to be considered for enrollment:
a) Returning families and new Kindergarten siblings
b) New Kindergarten families
c) Families on our waitlist from the previous year
d) Families applying to Bright Start for the first time
Children are allocated days using the following rules in order:
1. Group (a) children and their incoming siblings are offered a spot.
2. Group (b) spots are offered until we reach our space limit. This is done through a random lottery
system so all families are considered equally. After we reach the quota, Kindergarten families
will be placed on the waiting list.
3. Group (c) spots are given in the order they are on the waiting list.
4. Group (d) spots are given until we reach capacity. This is done through a random lottery system
so all families are considered equally.
2023-2024 Enrollment Dates
Group (a) families should let us know by Friday, February 17, 2023 whether they will need a spot for the
following year. A tentative schedule will be requested at this time.
Group (b) families need to apply for a spot by Friday, March 24, 2023. You will be notified by March 31,
2023 if you have a spot in the program or are on our waitlist.
Group (c) families will be notified of a spot by Friday, March 31, 2023.
Group (d) families need to apply for a spot by Friday, March 24, 2023. You will be notified by March 31,
2023 if you have a spot in the program or are on our wait list.