National Accreditation

This Bright Start Academy locations is fully accredited and follows strict guidelines and high standards of the National Early Childhood Program Accreditation (NECPA). National Accreditation is a mark of excellence that very few preschools achieve. To become Nationally Accredited our programs have to be proficient in 29 key concept areas, including health, safety, administration, teacher qualifications and continuing education requirements, developmentally appropriate curriculum, communication, community involvement and more.

Maintaining our NECPA Accreditation is an ongoing commitment proving Bright Start Academy goes beyond Missouri State Licensing requirements in order to provide the highest-quality care. For more information on National Early Childhood Program Accreditation, please visit their website www.necpa.net.

Awards

Best Preschool & Best Child Day Care – Best of St. Charles County – Suburban Journals – 2010, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

Best Preschool & Best Child Day Care – Best of St. Charles County – St. Charles Business Record 2003, 2004, 2005

Most Loved Childcare – Hulafrog – Columbia – love us? Vote for us! – 2015

Best of Columbia Bronze – Columbia Insider – 2019

Best of Mid MO (24 counties) – ABC17 – 2019

Best in Lake St. Louis – City of Lake St. Louis – 2013, 2014