Best Atlanta Daycare

How to find child care that's more than daycare

Choosing the best Atlanta daycare for your child is a big decision. After all, you want a safe place where your infant or toddler can grow and thrive, wonder about everything, learn new skills, and discover how to make friends. You also want a daycare center that offers the convenience and flexibility your family needs, and your work and home life demand. Most of all, the best Atlanta daycare situation will capture all the joys of childhood while nurturing your child’s individual development and paving the way for success in school and life.


At Bright Horizons, our programs combine high-quality child care with early education that can have a profound impact on your child throughout their life. With professional teachers and specially designed environments, we offer one of the best Atlanta daycare options for parents who know that focusing on early education – even for newborns and toddlers – is a smart investment in their child’s future.

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Bright Horizons is much more than daycare

Bright Horizons offers Atlanta baby care and toddler care centers with immersive learning experiences, passionate teachers, and programs designed for working families. Designed by experts and facilitated by educators, our programs help children discover their individual talents and strengths and become confident learners for life.

Bright Horizons is much more than a daycare center – it’s a place where your child will learn, grow, and thrive in a joyful environment that promotes individualized learning. Our programs feature:

  • The best early learning experience. Our early education programs feature a discovery-driven approach that inspires curiosity, encourages exploration, and prepares your child for each new stage of development.
  • Inspired teachers. Our teachers are what make Bright Horizons one of the best Atlanta daycare options. Each of our locations is staffed by early childhood professionals who are passionate about education and fully engaged in their teaching careers. They benefit from our award-winning training and ongoing support.
  • Programs designed for working families. We offer convenient locations, flexible hours, and year-round programs with schedules that fit the needs of your family and your career.

Why is Bright Horizons one of the best Atlanta Daycares?

Our discovery-driven approach to early learning makes Bright Horizons one of the best Atlanta daycare options available. Children have an innate desire to make discoveries about themselves and the world around them, and our programs nurture their natural curiosity and focus on what interests them most. 

Our curriculum includes:
Project- and play-based activities. We offer immersive learning experiences that foster joyful learning, encourage relationship-building, and develop a foundation for future success.
Whole-child development. Rather than strictly focusing on rote learning and test preparation, our programs offer support for all skills – cognitive, linguistic, social-emotional, and physical – to nurture future learners, leaders, and citizens.
Individualized programs. We’ve developed a one-of-a-kind child assessment process that gives our teachers real-time insight into your child’s development, informing how they teach and plan lessons.
A focus on relationships. Our teachers prioritize building trust and respect with each child, knowing that strong relationships are the foundation for learning.
Welcoming, exciting environments. Our classrooms are bright, welcoming places filled with rich learning materials, books, and natural objects. We thoughtfully select materials and carefully design our spaces to inspire curiosity, promote independence, and provide comfort and security.

Programs for every age of childhood

You might need daycare for your infant or toddler now, but it won’t be long until they’re ready for preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten. Bright Horizons programs provide a continuum of early education that enables your child to seamlessly move from one stage of development to the next while nurturing relationships and building self-confidence. 

Our programs include:
Infant care. Our Atlanta baby care centers feature research-based programs and welcoming environments that are carefully designed by educators to support all of your child’s exciting developmental milestones.
Toddler care. Our programs for toddlers are rooted in what research says is best for early learning. Program highlights include support for newfound independence, language, and social skills, as well as a focus on individual growth and making choices.
Preschool. Our preschool programs are designed to help inquisitive young minds tackle new challenges and advance the skills they’ll need for kindergarten and beyond. Independent, teacher-directed, and small-group activities encourage investigation, exploration, and discovery.
Kindergarten prep. The year before kindergarten is a time of enormous and exciting growth, and our programs encourage children to enjoy this stage while building the skills for the steps ahead. Highlights of our pre-K program include creative, hands-on, project-based learning, with support for core pre-academic areas including literacy, mathematical reasoning, and scientific investigation.
Kindergarten. Bright Horizons offers kindergarten programs with a curriculum that inspires a love of learning, low teacher-to-child ratios, and a constant focus on each child’s unique needs. Our curriculum teaches lifelong habits, including citizenship and social responsibility, along with skill-building activities to make sure your child is confident about the big leap to first grade.

Stay connected to your child via My Bright Day

Bright Horizons’ mobile app, My Bright Day, gives you real-time updates about how your child is doing and what they’re learning to help you stay connected throughout the day. You’ll have all the information you want – from details of naps and diaper changes to photos and documentation on your child’s development – right at your fingertips.

Through My Bright Day, you can:
Share important notes. Help teachers plan the day by offering important insights about your child (how they slept the night before, etc.) before you arrive to help their teacher deliver the best possible care.
Get real-time updates. See a timeline view of your child’s naps, meals, and other daily events; Plus, get developmental observations from teachers about how your child is learning, growing, playing, and building new skills.
Enjoy photos and videos. The Memories section of the app provides photos and videos of your child’s day that you can access at any time or save as favorites on your phone or tablet.
Simplify drop-off and pick-up. Give your child’s teachers an ETA to streamline morning drop-offs and afternoon pick-up times.
View important reminders. A calendar helps keep you up to date on special events, classroom activities, due dates, and supplies your child will need.

With convenient Atlanta area locations, we're never far from your home or workplace.


What’s the best age to start daycare?


There is no single best time to start a daycare program. Some families choose to enroll their babies in daycare as soon as maternity or paternity leave is over, while others wait until the preschool years. The choice boils down to the needs of your child and your family. Whenever you choose to enroll in daycare, your child will reap the benefits of time spent with friends, strong social-emotional development, and early learning opportunities to help prepare for school.

What are the different models or approaches to daycare?

Most Atlanta daycare options fall into one of three categories. Nannies and au pairs provide care inside the home. Licensed family child care providers care for small groups of children in an in-home daycare. Child care centers are larger settings that enroll more children, employ more staff, and have more resources.

How do I find the best Atlanta daycare provider?

Finding the best Atlanta daycare provider for your child starts with research. Search online for daycare options near your home or work, or ask friends and family for recommendations. Once you’ve found a small group of potential options, learn as much as possible about each provider’s approach to daycare. You’ll also want to ask about how teachers are hired and trained, and what the teacher retention rate is. It’s important to tour your top options so you can see how caregivers interact with children. Finally, be sure to ask your employer about any daycare benefits that might be available to help cover the cost of care — employer-sponsored child care, tuition subsidies, and more.
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