Bright Star Kids Academy is also known as Bright Star Children's Centers.
Owned by: Dale & Tina Russell I have been working in the field of early childhood education since 1984. My first role in a center including teaching in various age groups, then working as a center director in known corporate and private centers in Snohomish County. Our first small centers were opened in Edmonds in 1999 and known as Bright Star Children's Centers. We consolidated the sites into one now known as Bright Star Kids Academy in 2006. My husband Dale is retired from Boeing. He enjoys fly fishing in his spare time. I love being a part of the daily operations and building relationships with our families. I wouldn't have it any other way! Photography is a hobby of mine, which I get to practice within the centers nearly each day. Sharing photos of the kids experiences in the classroom on our Facebook page and and website site is a lot of fun for me. It also keeps me in touch with the classrooms, kids and staff. ( Photos are taken and shared by parent consent only) Dale and I live less than 5 miles from the sites. We're not a franchise nor a large corporate center. Snohomish county is the only county we will operate Bright Star Kids Academy. As a family owned & operated business, our goal is to give your child a wonderful play based preschool experience.
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A few of the Bright Star staff have been with us since opening in 1999. Many of our staff have been with us for more than 5 years. We strive to give higher than average benefits and pay for this industry. Our goal includes providing professional, educated, and caring staff.
Generous for this industry staff benefits include: Medical, Dental benefits, 401k with a 4 percent match, Free childcare, 2-3 weeks vacation, sick and holiday pay, Early childhood education funds.