Policies and Rates

Hours of Operation

  • The center is licensed to be open year around from 6:45 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. Monday thru Friday. 
  • During the school year, before school services will be from 6:45 to approximately 8:10 A.M..  After school care will be from 3:45 to 6:00 P.M. on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday.  Care on Thursday will begin at 3:05 P.M.. 
  • Full day programming options will be offered in the summer and on non-school days. 
  • Pre-k programming runs from 8:30-11:30 A.M. with wrap around care available.
  • 4K after care is available for students attending the Wales Elementary morning 4K program also.


Care and programming are offered to children ages 3 through 14 years old.


Bright Ideas Learning Community is on the Kettle Moraine School District bus route and transportation is provided to and from Wales Elementary Campus and the center during regular school attendance days.  Bright Ideas does provide transportation to and from summer school in our center owned bus or through the use of services provided by Dousman Transport.  



  • An enrollment packet with the following information must be completed and returned to the center prior to the first day of attendance.  Please call or email to request an enrollment packet.
    • Child Care Enrollment Form
    • Child Information Card
    • Transportation Permission Form
    • Alternate Arrival/Release Agreement Form (if applicable)
    • Health History and Emergency Care Plan
    • Day Care Immunization Record
    • Child Health Report
  • Enrollment for summer includes the return of a confirmation agreement to contract for certain dates throughout the summer months. This confirmation will be sent to your family after the other forms in the enrollment packet have been completed and filed. 
  • Bright Ideas also requires meeting with the director as part of the enrollment process prior to the first day of attendance. This includes both the child and at least one parent. As part of the meeting the child will be introduced to the center and any staff who may be present, the parents can clarify any questions they may have, and home discipline procedures or other special concerns can be discussed.

2017-2018 School Year Daily Rates

Bright Ideas Learning Community, LLC




Before School Care (6:45 AM - 8:15 AM)     $8.50


After School Care  (until 6:00 PM)                 $14.00


4K Morning Care (8:15 AM - 12:30 PM)        $21.00


4K Afternoon Care (11:15 AM - 3:45 PM)      $21.00

(Thursday pick up by 3:15 P.M.)


Extended 4K Afternoon Care                         $34.00

(11:15 AM - 6:00 PM)


Morning Pre-Kindergarten Program                         $15.00

(8:15 - 11:15 A.M.)          


Morning & Afternoon Pre-Kindergarten Program    $36.00

(8:15 AM - 3:45 PM)  (Thursday pick up by 3:15 PM)


Morning & Extended Afternoon Pre-K Program       $49.00

(8:15 AM - 6:00 PM)  


Full Day Pre-Kindergarten Program                          $51.00

(6:45 AM - 6:00 PM)



Half Day Care (12:35 - 6:00 PM)     $23.00


Full Day Care  (6:45 AM - 6:00 PM)     $37.00


Full Day Care for Pre-K Aged Children    $51.00 

(6:45 AM - 6:00 PM) 



Registration Fee (one time per child)    $35.00

Late Fee Pick-up Fee      $5 for the first 10 minutes, $1/minute thereafter

Failure to Notify of Absence Fee    $5.00


Drop In Before School Fee     $5.00

Drop In After School Fee    $5.00


*These drop in rates will apply for families using our drop in program for their school age children who have not contracted for our regular schedule of care.


Complete Operating Policies

2017-18 Operating Policies
Center 2017-18 Operating Policies.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [443.2 KB]

Contact Us:

Waukesha Location Address

S31W29553 Sunset Drive

Waukesha, WI 53189









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