Enrollment at Bright Horizons®

Thank you for choosing Bright Horizons’ early education and preschool programs. Whether you are a new or returning family... Read More we are thrilled to welcome you and excited to have this opportunity to provide your child with the highest quality education and care. As a part of the enrollment process, Bright Horizons is required to obtain additional information about your family. Many of the forms are available on this website and will need to either be completed and brought to your child’s intake meeting or updated before pre-registration. For details on how we will process your personal information, please click here to read our Global Privacy Notice.


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All forms are available for download using Adobe Acrobat software. Adobe Reader 8 or higher will also allow you to complete the forms online and save a completed copy for your files. To get started, select the state in which your child will be receiving care. Your center director can answer any questions you may have as well as provide any additional forms that may need to be completed.

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The Bright Horizons Family Guide


Enrollment forms for Illinois

Standard
1. Certificate of Child Health Examination

Health Exam form to be completed by both the child’s health care provider and parent and signed by the health care provider.

2. Child Information Form

Specific family information and identifying information about the child.

3. Childhood Lead Risk Assessment Questionnaire

Required for all children ages 6 months through 6 years of age. Must be completed and signed by the child’s health care provider.

4. COVID Informed Consent and Acknowledgment

5. Dental Exam Form

Child information to be completed by parent/guardian; Oral Health Status to be completed by child’s dentist.

6. Eye Examination Report

Illinois law requires that proof of an eye examination by an optometrist or physician who provides complete eye examinations be submitted to the school no later than October 15 of the year the child is first enrolled or as required by the school for other children. The examination must be completed within one year prior to October 15 of the year the child enters an Illinois school. Must be signed by the optometrist or physician who provided the exam.

7. Food Preference Form-Cultural, Religious, Vegan, Vegetarian Reasons

This form is required for any child who should not be served particular foods due to cultural/religious/vegan or vegetarian reasons, but excluding medical causes (i.e. allergies) or personal preferences (i.e. dislike of certain foods).

8. Hearing Screening

Required for all children. Child must be tested at a certified testing facility. Form to be completed by tester.

9. Informed Consent Form

To be reviewed and completed by parent. Includes authorization and consent for emergency situations, persons the child may be released to; walk permission, photography and video permission, and acknowledgement of the Bright Horizons Family Guide or client equivalent.

10. Integrated Pest Management Policy

Integrated Pest Management Policy to be reviewed and signed.

11. Medication Authorization Form

To be completed by parent/guardian and child’s medical provider (when necessary), authorizing the administration of medication to child while at the center.

12. Positive Guidance Policy

Bright Horizons Approach to Providing Positive Guidance. Please read, sign and date, and return to center management.

13. Summary of Licensing Standards

Information provided to families regarding the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) expectations and requirement for child care centers. Complete and sign last page as acknowledgement of receipt of Summary of Licensing Standards after reading.

14. Sunscreen and Insect Repellant Permission Slip Form

To be signed by family; valid for one year dependent upon state licensing regulations.

15. Topical Applications Administration Permission

Required form to be completed if you would like any type of over the counter lotion, ointment, or cream to be applied to your child.

Infant Addendum
16. Infant Personal Care Plan/Developmental History

To be completed by family at time of enrollment or when child transitions to the next age group. Provides detailed information to help provide the best care possible to your child.

17. Personal Care Plan-Infant Routine Care

To be used as a quarterly update throughout the year to keep the center aware of your child’s changing developmental needs.

Toddler/Two's Addendum
18. Toddler/Two’s Personal Care Plan/Developmental History

To be completed by family at time of enrollment or when child transitions to the next age group. Provides detailed information to help provide the best care possible to your child.

Preschool/Kindergarten Addendum
19. Preschool/Kindergarten/School-Age Developmental History

Specific information about preschool, kindergarten, or school-age children for parent/guardian to complete upon enrollment to help staff become more familiar with each child.

Health Care
20. Allergy Health Care Plan

To be completed by the child’s medical provider for a child with medically diagnosed allergies, detailing the child's allergies, symptoms, and treatments necessary in case of a reaction. Any medication(s) prescribed must be provided to the center.

21. Asthma Health Care Plan

To be completed by the child’s medical provider for a child diagnosed with asthma, detailing the child's triggers, symptoms, and treatment necessary. Any medication(s) prescribed must be provided to the center.

22. Suspected Allergy/Food Intolerance Form

Supplemental Information
23. Food From Home

Healthy and nut safe lunch ideas.