Sunday, November 4, 2012

Bright Horizons at All Saints

Bright Horizons operates a ton of daycares across Atlanta, and we've heard really good things about the center at All Saints' Episcopal Church on West Peachtree and North Ave in Midtown. They aren't affiliated with the church. They're very reputable and pretty darn convenient to J's office and my commute route home.

Basically, this one stacked up very similarly to Sheltering Arms. Very similar feel, but more diversity. It maybe felt a little less corporate, but that could be because they're in a church vs. a stand-alone facility.

Their menu isn't organic, but you can bring it in. They are planning to switch to organic milk in 2013, and the cost will go up accordingly.

The outdoor playground was awesome. Really awesome. Even sprinklers for those hot summer days.

The staff was all very friendly and the facility was clean and spacious.

In addition to a state-funded Pre-K program, they also offer a private Pre-K for those who don't get into the state program. Curriculums are different, though results are similar. They boast that 85% of their graduates get into gifted programs.

Their hours are 7am-7pm, which is really more flexible than we even need, but thrilled to know it's an option!

Tuition, however, is where the similarities stop. $1400/month, averaging $70/day (based on 20 school days/month). That's almost twice the cost of Sheltering Arms without much of a difference in quality. Not to mention costs are increasing for 2013 to cover that organic milk. I can buy a LOT of organic milk for the $680/month difference.

For that, Bright Horizons gets a B. No, it doesn't break the bank, but I didn't see enough to justify the almost double tuition either. See how other daycares compare.

More info:
Address: 644 W Peachtree ST., Atlanta, GA 30308
Phone: 404-881-3790
Hours of Operation: M-F: 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

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