Bright Horizons in New York City

Our enhanced health and safety protocols align with CDC recommendations, as well as state and local requirements.

As the NYC area's leading provider of early education and preschool, Bright Horizons offers quality, year-round programming and a number of convenient locations throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx.

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Enhanced Protocols at Bright Horizons Centers

The health, safety, and well-being of children, families, and staff is our top priority. We’ve always adhered to rigorous health, hygiene, and disinfecting practices, and now follow enhanced safety protocols, which continue to evolve as new learning around COVID-19 develops.
child getting tested by teacher with mask on

Health Screenings and Face Coverings

Daily health screen and temperature checks are required for all adults and children in the center. Adults in the center wear masks or face coverings at all times.

toddler teacher reading a book

Distancing and Classroom Size

We practice physical distancing by reducing classroom sizes, keeping consistent groupings, and limiting outdoor play areas to one group at a time.

how families can plan a safe daycare dropoff

Updated Visitor Policy

Essential visitors, including families dropping off and picking up, are limited to the lobby. Nonessential visitors are not permitted in the center.

Bright Horizons NYC Locations:

Bright Horizons at 20 Pine - 20 Pine Street on Chase Plaza 

Bright Horizons at Chelsea260 West 26th Street 

Bright Horizons at Columbus Circle910 9th Avenue 

Bright Horizons at DUMBO52 Water Street 

Bright Horizons at East 46th - 127 East 46th Street 

Bright Horizons at East Village - 524 East 14th Street

Bright Horizons at Essex Crossing - 151 Clinton Street

Bright Horizons at Long Island City - 42-09 28th Street

Bright Horizons at Riverdale3223 Independence Avenue 

River School West Side, a Bright Horizons School75 West End Ave 

Bright Horizons at West 63rd - 425 Freedom Place South 

Bright Horizons at West 72nd253 West 72nd Street 

Bright Horizons at West 89th - 100A West 89th Street  

Bright Horizons at West 96th Street - 103 West 96th Street 

Bright Horizons at West Village - 644 Greenwich Street

We are grateful for the lengths that BH and the 96th Street center are taking to make sure parents feel comfortable and to keep families and staff safe.


- Erin

Bright Horizons at West 96th St

We know that when our son is at the River School he is safe and happy, and that gives us the peace of mind.


- Kimberly

River School Westside

I wanted to express what a great job you all have been doing. Every staff member has been simultaneously friendly and welcoming while adhering seamlessly to all of the safety guidelines.


- Molly & Patrick

Bright Horizons at West 96th St

Our daughter can't wait to come to the center. It makes our day to see her happy. Thank you for all your efforts during this time. We feel comfortable that she is in such good hands.


- Fran & Ron

Bright Horizons at Chelsea

We received pictures and videos throughout the day which we LOVED! It truly means a lot to see how they are readjusting to a class setting and helps support our decision to send them back.


- Krysta

Bright Horizons at West 96th St

Today was my son’s first day of daycare and I was so anxious but I have to say that Bright Horizons exceeded all of my expectations! Thank you to the teachers for everything.


- Adele

Bright Horizons at Columbus Circle

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