Bright Start Childcare & Preschool

Every Child Deserves a Bright Start!

  • Address

    9810 Taylorsville Rd
    Louisville, KY 40299

  • Contact Us

    (502) 266-9088

  • Hours

    6:30am to 6:00pm (Monday to Friday)

  • Ages

    Ages 6 weeks to 12 years

  • Leading childcare center and preschool proudly serving the Jeffersontown (J-Town) area of Louisville since 1999
  • Tenured, experienced teachers with 10 staff having been with Bright Start for over 5 years
  • Curriculum-oriented and strong local reputation for kindergarten readiness
  • Loving, family-first atmosphere with close-knit partnership with parents
  • Accepts KY Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP)

“Welcome to Bright Start! We have been providing the highest quality childcare and preschool for families in the J-town area and surrounding areas since 1999.

We have built our hard-earned, leading reputation of quality care and preschool in the community over decades, starting with just 50 children in one suite of a strip mall to 200 children encompassing the entire facility. We did this by putting our children first and recruiting and retaining the best teachers in the industry, some of whom have been with us for over a decade.

At Bright Start, our passionate staff find great pride and joy in being part of your child’s development in their early years. We know it takes a village to raise a child, so we work diligently to build a close partnership with our parents to ensure our children get the brightest start we know they deserve.

We would love for you to swing by and see all of this for yourself. Please feel free to contact us and arrange to pop in for a visit.”

Christy Lawes, Co-Director & Whittney Tillman, Co-Director


Age Groups

Infants & Waddlers

Infants & Waddlers

(6 weeks to 16 months)

Allowing someone else to care for your baby is a big first step! We thank you for putting your trust in us to care for, nurture and love your baby. During these early months, protection, comfort, stimulation and loving care will be the key to your baby’s development and in providing you ease of mind. We separate our babies into two rooms by their developmental progress, infants and waddlers, for optimal care and safety. Our experienced caregivers are highly attentive to your baby as significant milestones are reached, such as learning how to roll over, crawl, walk, smile, and wave hello!



(16 months to 24 months)

It is so exciting that your baby is now walking and exploring the unknown! Caring for toddlers requires individualized routines and schedules based upon the needs of each child. Our experienced teachers are responsive to your child’s biological rhythms and interests. Our schedule is flexible and adaptable to meet the individual needs of your child. It is unhurried and allows sufficient time for routines, play and transitions.

Early Preschool

Early Preschool


Two is a wonderful age! Your toddler has developed language skills and is learning to be part of a group. Children are starting to grow into their independence. They will enjoy the various learning centers such as library space, blocks, dramatic play, puzzles, music, dance and art. In most cases, children begin potty training at this age and we will work with you on this effort.



(Three’s and Four’s)

We love our “three-nagers” and “fournados”! This is an age in which your child needs physical activity, appropriate challenges, easily followed structure, interaction with friends and exposure to outside experiences. Our tenured preschool teachers take pride in having a strong reputation for kindergarten-readiness. You will find a well-rounded variety of activities where your child can further develop their understanding of their alphabets, recognize colors and shapes, count, learn sequencing and sorting patterns and practice writing their names and small words. Importantly though, they will also learn language skills and how to socialize with their peers in group situations.



Our school agers are the big brothers and sisters of our school! We provide plenty of activities, books and educational content to keep our school agers stimulated throughout their stay. Most JCPS elementary schools nearby bus to our facility.

We are proud partners of Brightwheel, the leading platform for early childhood education. With Brightwheel, our parents are able to stay connected with real-time updates and get a peep into the classroom experience. Our parents are also able to make secure, electronic payments through Brightwheel and have full transparency into their account statements.

Parent Handbook