Bright Horizons Curriculum

Bright Horizons Infant Curriculum

Babies enjoy classrooms made for exploring with teachers who support both today’s big milestones and tomorrow’s leaps toward the future.
Scroll to learn how each curriculum element comes alive in the preschool classroom.

The Infant Classroom

Language Works


Listening and Speaking: tune into voices; show interest in stories; listen and respond

Early Literacy: explore picture books and participate in rhyme games

Bright Horizons Signature Practices: Read to infants daily; use sign language to build early language development

The Infant Classroom

Science Rocks


Exploration and Discovery: dump and pour sand and water; explore natural materials; and experiment with cause-and-effect

Problem Solving: use items in varied ways

Bright Horizons Signature Practices: treasure baskets to entice curiosity

The Infant Classroom

Art Smart


Visual Arts: explore colors, shapes, and textures

Music and Creative Movement: experiment with sounds; move in response to music and rhythm

Dramatic Arts: enjoy storytelling; imitate actions

Bright Horizons Signature Practices: daily exposure to the arts

The Infant Classroom

Math Counts


Number Sense: explore quantity concepts like “one” or “more” or “less;” spatial relations, e.g., over, under, and through

Sorting and Patterning: identify differences in texture and size; name objects; repeat actions

Time: anticipate an event

The Infant Classroom

Well Aware


Movement: participate in routines and rhythms that promote peaceful experiences; listen to music; move bodies for strong development

Nutrition: taste and enjoy nutritious foods

Health and Safety: participate in personal health care, such as washing hands

The Infant Classroom

Toward a Better World


Character and Citizenship: begin to understand individual needs; purposefully interact with peers

Nature Experiences: explore grass, flowers, and other natural materials

Bright Horizons Signature Practices: daily outdoor exploration

The Infant Classroom

Caring Matters


Social-Emotional: learn that the world is a safe place and that adults can be trusted to respond quickly and with kindness; develop strong bonds with caregivers; respond to others

Bright Horizons Signature Practices: Prime Times, our approach to building nurturing relationships in everyday moments

Bright Horizons Curriculum

The Infant Classroom

Language Works


Listening and Speaking: tune into voices; show interest in stories; listen and respond

Early Literacy: explore picture books and participate in rhyme games

Bright Horizons Signature Practices: Read to infants daily; use sign language to build early language development

The Infant Classroom

Science Rocks


Social-Emotional: learn that the world is a safe place and that adults can be trusted to respond quickly and with kindness; develop strong bonds with caregivers; respond to others

Bright Horizons Signature Practices: Prime Times, our approach to building nurturing relationships in everyday moments

The Infant Classroom

Art Smart


Visual Arts: explore colors, shapes, and textures

Music and Creative Movement: experiment with sounds; move in response to music and rhythm

Dramatic Arts: enjoy storytelling; imitate actions

Bright Horizons Signature Practices: daily exposure to the arts

The Infant Classroom

Math Counts


Social-Emotional: learn that the world is a safe place and that adults can be trusted to respond quickly and with kindness; develop strong bonds with caregivers; respond to others

Bright Horizons Signature Practices: Prime Times, our approach to building nurturing relationships in everyday moments

The Infant Classroom

Well Aware


Social-Emotional: learn that the world is a safe place and that adults can be trusted to respond quickly and with kindness; develop strong bonds with caregivers; respond to others

Bright Horizons Signature Practices: Prime Times, our approach to building nurturing relationships in everyday moments

The Infant Classroom

Toward a Better World


Social-Emotional: learn that the world is a safe place and that adults can be trusted to respond quickly and with kindness; develop strong bonds with caregivers; respond to others

Bright Horizons Signature Practices: Prime Times, our approach to building nurturing relationships in everyday moments

The Infant Classroom

Caring Matters


Social-Emotional: learn that the world is a safe place and that adults can be trusted to respond quickly and with kindness; develop strong bonds with caregivers; respond to others

Bright Horizons Signature Practices: Prime Times, our approach to building nurturing relationships in everyday moments