Good Evening B.E.D Families, Happy October!

September came and went! We had a great start to the month with our “Back to school” activities, and ended strong with fall picture day! We are excited for the upcoming fall events in the next couple of weeks.

★ We are CLOSED Monday, October 10th in observance of Columbus day/Indigenous people day.

★ Our Midland Holiday fundraiser catalog went home a few weeks ago. All orders are due by October 11th. If you would like to order online follow these easy steps!

1. Visit

2. Go to Seller Registration and use the School ID: FS4233572

3. Complete Student Information to receive a Seller ID.

4. Send emails & post to Social Media.

5. Students receive prize credit for online orders.

6. Check back online to view online sales, or send additional emails anytime!

Scholastic Book Fair starting October 11th through October 23rd.

We are accepting volunteers to help with the book fair.

All children will fill out a “wish list” of books that they will like to purchase. You are welcome to send in cash, check or pay by credit card. Scholastic has shared with us that if every child from our facility spent about $17 each, we can reach our goal of last year's sales. As always, fundraisers are greatly appreciated however participation is not mandatory.


This year we are holding Trunk or Treat at our WEST location, 819 Harrison Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901. If you are interested in signing up please contact administration or sign up online.


HALLOWEEN - MONDAY, OCTOBER 31 Each class will have a Halloween party. Children are welcome to dress in their Halloween costumes. Please no toys or accessories. Feel free to reach out to your child’s teacher for a class party sign up list.

*Sign up to be a class mystery reader*

Kathy Hochul




August 22, 2022

Dear Licensed, Registered or Legally Exempt Group Provider:

This letter contains the most recent COVID-19 requirements for child care programs. It replaces all prior guidance, including the letter that OCFS sent to you on May 31, 2022. Please read this information carefully and share it with families.

On August 11, 2022, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revised their COVID-19 guidance for schools and child care programs. This information can be found at: The New York State Department of Health has adopted these guidelines.

Effective immediately,all OCFS child care programs are recommended to follow these revised CDC protocols:

· Anyone with symptoms of COVID-19 should stay out of the child care program for 5 days OR until they receive a negative COVID-19 test (whichever is first). Before returning to program, symptoms should be improving and you should be fever-free for at least 24 hours;

· Anyone who comes to the child care program with symptoms or who develops symptoms while at the program should be sent home and encouraged to get tested. Symptomatic children or staff who are able to wear a mask should do so while at the program. If possible, children with symptoms who cannot wear a mask should be separated from others and provided supervision while waiting to leave the program;

· Anyone who tests positive for COVID-19 should remain isolated at home for a period of at least 5 days and symptoms should be improving and be fever-free for at least 24 hours before returning to the child care program;

· Anyone who tested positive for COVID-19 and is returning to program between days 5 and 10 should wear a well-fitting mask, up through day 10, if they are able to tolerate one; OR may remove their mask following two negative COVID tests taken 48 hours apart. Children who are unable to wear a mask may still return to the child care program if they do not have symptoms;

· Anyone who has had close contact with someone with COVID-19 (this means when they were within six feet of someone with COVID-19 for more than 15 minutes in a 24-hour period) should wear a mask for 10 days whenever feasible. If they do not have symptoms, they do not need to quarantine and can attend the child care program.

The new guidance also changes several prior recommendations, including:

· Removing the recommendation to cohort children;

· Removing the recommendation to quarantine close contacts for most settings (including schools and child care); and

· Adding detailed information on when to wear a mask, managing cases and exposures, and responding to outbreaks.

Please visit the CDC website and familiarize yourself with the content.

Though this guidance is written for COVID-19 prevention, many of the layered prevention strategies described in this guidance can help prevent the spread of other infectious diseases, such as influenza (flu), respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and norovirus, and support healthy learning environments for all. Please encourage all who are eligible to vaccinate and remind staff and families to stay home when they experience symptoms of illness. Information about COVID-19 vaccines for children 6 months and older can be found here:

If you have any questions about the most recent COVID-19 updates, please do not hesitate to contact your regulator. Your commitment to the health and wellness of children is greatly appreciated.


Nora K. Yates

Acting Deputy Commissioner

Division of Child Care Services

Greetings BED Families,

It is that time of year again… Back to School! Bright & Early Discoveries is inviting you to a scheduled school wide orientation via ZOOM.

Topic: Orientation 2022-2023

Time: Aug 30, 2022 6:00 PM

Join Zoom Meeting:

Meeting ID: 423 331 2885

Passcode: BED2022

We are asking our parents to please utilize our Google Form: Parent/Family Questions for the 2022-2023 Academic Year and we will be sure to address it in our Orientation.

Registration is $200.00 per child. There is no sibling discount on registration rate.

The 2022-2023 school year runs from September 2022 to June 2023 (10 months). Registration will be prorated for all families = $20 per month.

(We will credit all accounts that have registered late - between January 2022 & June 2022)


BED Administration