Brightside Academy

(215) 625-3566 | View Website

701 Market St, Philadelphia, PA | Directions   19106

39.951642 -75.152672

 
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Neighborhoods: Center City, Center City East

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Reviews for Brightside Academy

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Help us help you and your family – Hello,

I would like to obtain more information from the people who have posted negative reviews about Brightside Academy. I am looking to help parents and other victims of the daycare.

Please contact me privately or send me your email address if you would like to make sure these incidents won't happen again.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

The daycare is a nightmare. – I highly do not suggest to anyone to take their child into this nightmare of a daycare. This one I'm talking about is located in Pittsburgh on Smithfield Ave. above CVS.

- They forge documents. They promise one payment and then fill in with their own handwritin another one.

- Items are stolen

- They don't use the crib sheets like they are supposed too.

- They neglect the children. My child comes out of the daycare with food on her face, on her clothes and in her hair.

- I do believe there is theft going on in the center because I have heard other parents complaining about missing items.

- They don't change the children in time. The children run around stinking like P00P because the teachers are too preoccupied with other things.

- My child came home one time with p00p in the back of her clothes.

- The teachers sing and dance along to rap while the children are not being given any attention.

- They let my child sleep at the table while everyone eats instead of putting them to bed.

- The director hassles you seriously almost every day to pay the bill and then you have to find the receipt and prove to her that yes you have paid the bill. I do truly believe that their director is mentally challenged.

- They don't use the bibs you provide them and your childrens clothes get all ruined.

- They don't wash their hands. I visited my child at 11am and when I pick her up. She's a mess all day long. Her face is dirty her fingers are dirty.

And this is the kicker, this is what really did it!!!

you're going to love this one!!!

- They don't wash their sippy cups so my childs sippy cup had mold in it.

- I wasn't aware that I was supposed to bring in more sippy cups or take the one home to wash it so they let my child drink out of the MOLDY sippy cup until I accidently discovered how dirty it was.

I have now pulled my child out of the daycare because I can't believe how dirty and neglectful that daycare is.

PLEASE REPORT TO STATE ANYTHING YOU HAVE ON THIS DAYCARE.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Thank YOU All COMMENTS – THE COMMENTS WERE REALLY HELPFUL I'M NEW TO PHILLY AND WAS LOOKING FOR A CHILDCARE PROVIDER AND THE COMMENTS WERE REALLY HELPFUL.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

WORSE DAYCARE ANYWHERE!!!!!! – MY CHILD WENT TO BRIGHTSIDE ACADEMY I TOOK HIM OUT.THE TEACHERS WERE UNPROFESSIONAL,RUDE,AND UNATTENTIVE.I DROPPED MY CHILD OFF THERE FOR NEARLY 3 YEARS STRAIGHT.THE STAFF WAS FRIENDLY ONLY TO FIND OUT THE STAFF MEMBER WAS FRIENDLY BECAUSE SHE SLEEPING WITH MY SON'S FATHER. THEY EVEN HAD A KID TOGETHER.JUST TRIFFLING STUPID YOUNG GIRLS.WATCH YOUR CHILDREN AND WATCH YOUR MAN AT THAT DIRTY SITE.WHAT KIND OF DAYCARE ARE THEY RUNNING.UNBELIEVEABLE.!

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Chaotic – Often time, I wonder how the management and owner from Pittsburgh allow regional managers, regional director run the center? The extremely loud atmosphere was a complete turn off the minute I visited the center. In addition, the staffs were shouting from one cubicle to another. There weren't much diversity and it seem to sterotype mature providers. I can guarantee you that some of the immature providers are not certified and/or have criminal background because of what I witnessed. There's a particular worker who drags her feet and stare at you with a crocodile smile.... Before entering into this Center, please look at the surroundings carefully.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

A ZOO FOR A DAYCARE CENTER – My expierence with those was just a nightmare my grandson screamed and cried every day for atleast 9 months , I couldn't understand what the problem was they'r dispositions were all so nasty even that director was a mess . childcare payments not submitted Parents look into this place really good before you leave your gem there , Your money is being stolen and so is your baby innocense There was boyfreinds in the classroom children left in gym atleast three hours per day Children fighting each other , while the so called child care workers stood around talking and not monitoring those children also the staff was always trying to get out of doing there duties .Thank theheavens my boy is gone from there please parents do not send your children there you will regrett it

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Child Abuse – Sorry.... child abuse, child neglect, child endangerment. Very sad, disappointment is an understatement. Some teachers are very lazy, they sit and no interaction with young children. Some hide behind walls to make personal phone calls. Shouting and profanity are used in the presence of young children.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Not Bad At All – Since the changing of the new Director, I found the Center City location 10xs better than it once was.... The daycare providers are friendly, professional and most importantly, show warm and love for their children. Job well done....

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

YOU HAVE GOT TO READ THIS FOR THE SAFETY OF YOUR CHILDREN!!!!!!!!!!!!!! – I know people who work at bright side at 2501 25th st and it is horrible the workers all take off when they feel like it.with an exception of a couple of people.they don't watch the kids they play rap music all day long instead off chldrens songs.they have fleas in the gym big fuzzy four legget friends running around the place. they are under staffed and inexperienced they only do something when inspection pops up.The only good people they have there is 2 black woman and a white woman who takes care of the baby very well I may add it is a joke this place they call a daycare center they take the kids in the gym and just let them run around all day so they don't have to watch them.they talk on thier phones and the companies phone an also sleep while the kids are running around and if somebody gets angry with one of the kids yes they pinch them or have one of the other kids get them or beat on them an blame the marks on the other kids!If the kids fight some of them let them go while they sit back and laugh about it.these people get away with murder an nothing is ever done about it an why because nobody cares and your kids pay for it.If you care about your children you'll get all brightside daycares shut down for good by taking your kids out of these hell holes!the worker's are lazy,unrieliable,never show up for work call out all the time and have no respect for the people who do work and they take advantage of thier time.It makes me sick to hear how this daycare is being run.The owners don't care about nothing but the money and screw everything else including your children!that place has gone threw so many bosses and workers its not even funny they hire any willing body to fill a gap experience or not and mostly not., .they are always under staffed and the onwers don't care.It'sa damn shame that the lack of experience,supervision,and just plain common sence has let to the senseless death of one child don't let it happen to another innocent kid!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Worst Daycare in Center City – In reference to the below remark from a concern parent, I concur with his statement. I can't say all, but some of the providers lack little to no knowledge on childcare. They show little to no interest in children and uses profanities in front of the children. In addition, some are constantly sneaking behind walls in making personal calls on their cellular mobile. The young providers shouldn't be in this field if they do not have passion with young infants/toddlers/children.

PLEASE DO NOT TAKE YOUR CHILD/CHILDREN TO "Brightside Academy." That place should be called, "Darkside" Academy because of the ill-teachers.

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