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Licensed Daycare

Your choices for licensed daycare

When you’re looking for licensed daycare, you’re likely to find an overwhelming range of options that can make choosing the right daycare difficult. The most important quality in a licensed daycare is finding a place that feels like a good fit for your child, with caregivers that support your child’s growth and development. And because the first few years of life are so formative, it’s helpful to find a licensed daycare with early learning programs that can better prepare your child for success in school and life.

At Bright Horizons, we offer licensed daycare programs that combine child care with early education that’s focused on developing the academic, social, and physical skills your child will need for the road ahead.

Licensed child care with Bright Horizons

As a leading child care provider, Bright Horizons offers licensed daycare programs to support your child in every stage of early learning. With caring teachers, welcoming spaces, and a research-based curriculum, we capture all the joys of childhood while nurturing each child’s individual growth and development.

Our programs include:

  • Newborn daycare, providing research-based programs to support your baby’s developmental milestones, and safe environments for crawling, exploring, rolling over, and pulling up.
  • Toddler daycare, where children can test out newfound independence, learn new skills, make new friends, and experience the joy of discovery.
  • Preschool daycare, with a ready-for-school curriculum and confidence-building opportunities to solve problems and make decisions.
  • Kindergarten prep, building the social, physical, and academic skills students need to be ready for school.


Teachers: the heart of our daycare centers

Bright Horizons educators are the heart of who we are. Our teachers are devoted to helping children develop a love learning and to bring an attitude of curiosity to new experiences every day. Parents have marveled at our caregiver’s talent for figuring out what makes each child tick, and for zeroing in on those things to motivate interest in exploring and wondering about the world.

We invest in our teachers’ education in order to offer you the highest quality education in a licensed daycare. We fully fund tuition for college degrees in early education so our teachers can further their careers and build new skills. We also provide a nationally recognized training program and professional development to keep our caregivers current on the latest techniques in early education. At Bright

Horizons, you can have confidence that your child is in the trusted hands of people with the skills, knowledge, and passion for nurturing your child in these important early years.

The Bright Horizons difference

Our licensed daycares offer much more than child care. We integrate learning opportunities into everyday moments to fill your child’s day with joyful exploration. Our focus is on the whole child, supporting physical, cognitive, and social-emotional growth. Our mission is to teach children how to think, wonder, and experiment on their own, paving the way for a lifetime of learning.

Our programs are designed for working families, providing:

  • Flexible schedules
  • Extended hours
  • Convenient locations
  • Year-round care
  • Personalized care routines
  • Robust early education
  • Healthy snacks provided daily
  • Parent education resources
  • A mobile app to connect you to the classroom
  • An open-door policy for parents in the classroom


About Bright horizons licensed daycare centers

Bright Horizons has been championing child care for working families since 1986. Our founders recognized that parents faced an enormous obstacle as they sought to find quality early learning experiences for their children that also accommodated their work schedules. Bright Horizons was created to provide easy access to licensed daycare with a strong foundation in early education. Techniques in early education are always evolving, and we work continuously to update our curriculum and care practices to reflect the latest research on what works best for young children.

FAQs: is Bright Horizons a licensed daycare?

Is Bright Horizons a licensed daycare?

Yes. All Bright Horizons daycare centers are licensed by the state in which the center is located. Our safety, security, and cleanliness practices meet all local, state, and national regulations for child care centers.

What are the goals of Bright Horizons’ education?

In our licensed daycares, we integrate early learning into every aspect of child care. The Bright Horizons curriculum is designed to prepare children for academic excellence, emotional intelligence, physical development, and a lifelong love of learning.

What ages does Bright Horizons serve?

Bright Horizons offers care for newborns through pre-kindergarten children, typically until the age of 5. We work closely with each family to find the right time to transition to each new stage. We also provide before- and after-school care for school-aged children.

Is part-time daycare available?

Yes, both full-time and part-time care are available at all our centers. We also provide extended hours, back-up care, and summer camp opportunities.

What happens if my local center doesn’t have space available?

If your nearest center is full at the time you apply, you can be added to a daycare waiting list. You’ll be notified as soon as space is available. You can register at up to three Bright Horizons locations, which may allow you to access temporary care at another location until your first choice becomes available.

Where is the nearest Bright Horizons center?

Use our Find a Center tool to locate the nearest locations to you.
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