Every child deserves the gift of a Brilliant Start.

Amherst’s Premier 5-Star Child Care Center

Every child deserves to learn and explore the world around them. At Brilliant Start Academy, we create a fun and nurturing learning environment where young children develop the emotional, intellectual, social, and physical skills for a lifetime of learning and exploring.

Located in Amherst, OH, our child care center and preschool serves families throughout Lorain County and the surrounding area. We look forward to meeting you and your child!

Discover. Play. Learn. Explore.

We welcome children ages 6 weeks to 12 years old. We invite parents to take a look around our website and call us to schedule a tour of our facility.

Parents can access forms and view additional paperwork on our Parent Portal

Committed to Early Education Excellence

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Creative Curriculum®, a research based curriculum aligned to the Ohio standards, is used in our learning environment.

Screenings & assessments are done for every child. We do not differentiate between child care & preschool.

Our team of lead teachers, assistant teachers, & administrators complete a minimum of 10 hours of annual instruction.

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Growing, Learning & Exploring Together

Every day at Brilliant Start Academy, we foster curiosity, creativity, independence, and a lifelong desire to learn in all of our children. Your child’s progress and educational experience is unique, and our team looks forward to being a part of your child’s journey.

About Us

Brilliant Start Academy is a unique child care facility where an emphasis is placed on total child development. We believe in learning through play and view all activities as educational opportunities.

The supportive learning environment at Brilliant Start Academy emphasizes intellectual, emotional, physical, and social skills throughout your child’s day. We accept children from 6 weeks to 12 years old. Research-based curriculum is implemented in every classroom. Every child in our center has a rewarding, enriching, and nurturing learning experience in our education center.

Our Philosophy

At Brilliant Start Academy, we believe that all children have the right to learn! Therefore, all childcare tuition includes preschool curriculum and activities for your child. All children, including infants and toddlers, are involved in learning activities throughout the day in our center led by qualified teaching staff.

We strive to achieve a fun learning environment that allows children to grow emotionally, socially, physically, and intellectually. We believe that children should be allowed to explore the world around them in order to define and develop interests throughout their educational experience.

Brilliant Start Academy also believes that the school should be an extension of home. Children should feel the same sense of security and comfort in school that they feel in their own homes. Our program promotes the development of self-esteem, social interaction, and emotional well-being. Our staff is trained to handle situations in a nurturing and caring manner to promote self-worth and to instill productive conflict-resolution skills in the students.

Non-discrimination Statement

Brilliant Start Academy adheres to a strict nondiscrimination policy.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)

If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at USDA.gov, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, or by fax (202) 690-7442 or by email at program.intake@usda.gov. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339 or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish).

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Have questions? Want to schedule a tour? Reach out to us!

Brilliant Start Academy
901 Liberty Bell Drive
Amherst, OH 44001

Phone: 440-960-0777
Fax: 440-960-0778
Email: info@brilliantstart.net

COVID hours:                    Monday - Friday:
7:00 AM - 5:30 PM     
Saturday - Sunday: