Bright Horizons is a leading provider of child care centers and early education for families and employers. There are more than 1,000 Bright Horizons centers worldwide. Child care with Bright Horizons incorporates a proven approach to early education, with a research-informed curriculum designed to inspire children not just to learn, but to think, wonder, and question on their own. Most Bright Horizons child care centers serve children ages 6 weeks to 6 years. Search by Zip to find a Bright Horizons child care center in your local city.
Learn About Bright Horizons Child Care Centers
Learn About Bright Horizons Child Care Centers
How Parents Compare Child Care Centers
Choosing a child care provider is one of the most important decisions you’ll make for your child and family. You want an environment where your child will be safe, loved and supported by skilled providers, where curiosity can be nourished, and where your child can develop the skills and learning necessary for the next big steps in life.To learn more about why Bright Horizons is more than just daycare, search by zip to schedule a Zoom meeting at a center near you!
Health & Safety at Child Care
Plan to ask all child care providers you consider about health and safety. Bright Horizons has implemented a number of enhanced protocols, including reduced class sizes at our centers.
Frequent cleaning and disinfecting of high-touch surfaces, toys, and laundered items
Strict drop-off and pick-up procedures to minimize contact
Secured entrances to all centers and supervision policies to keep children safe
Teachers trained in all protocols
Daily health screening and temperature check for adults and children
Does Child Care Help Children Succeed in Kindergarten?
What parents and teachers have to say about Bright Horizons child care graduates
of parents report their child entered elementary school prepared and ready to meet the demands of their new school.
Our integrated and emergent curriculum gives young children the ability to expand beyond strong foundations in reading, writing, and math to understand not just what to learn, but how to learn.
of Bright Horizons’ parents and teachers agree Bright Horizons’ graduates entered elementary school with a strong enthusiasm for learning.
Bright Horizons teachers encourage children to ask questions, fostering more than just an interest in facts -- but a thirst to understand how things work.
of parents said their child entered school with the ability to approach a challenge in an innovative or creative way.
In our classrooms, education is more than facts and figures, but inspires children to innovate, problem solve, and apply information in creative and resourceful manners.
of teachers agree that the Bright Horizons’ graduates in their classrooms were well prepared with the literacy and math skills they needed for academic success.
Our graduates leave our centers confident students who are ready to manage the academic, social, and behavioral expectations of the first year of elementary school and beyond.
of teachers said that Bright Horizons graduates were ready to accept new responsibilities and greater independence.
Curriculum elements such as Caring Matters and Toward a Better World support important social skills, helping children to express themselves, resolve conflict, and work cooperatively with classmates and teachers.
What You Need to Know About Child Care Centers
What is child care with Bright Horizons?
How does a parent compare child care programs?
As a parent, can I visit my child at Bright Horizons at a time?
What should parents look for to find the right child care provider?
With a new baby, there are few decisions that feel larger than choosing the right child care solution. You want to make sure you understand what quality early education looks like. You want a place where you know your child will be in the hands of early education teachers who will nurture your child’s early childhood development, supporting today’s leaps and tomorrow’s milestones. Our teachers know about how a brain of a develops and what babies think.
At Bright Horizons, we offer early education and child care that’s much more than a daycare center – it’s a place where your infant will learn, grow, and thrive in an environment designed to capture the joys of childhood while providing individualized learning.
Can a parent drop into a child care classroom without an appointment?
Does Bright Horizons have a daycare waiting list? What do I do if I want to enroll in a program and space is not available when my family's maternity and paternity leave are over?
Is it safe to start child care right now?
Ask each child care provider you're considering to take the time to explain all health and safety policies to you. Consider asking:
1. How will you contact me if my baby gets sick at child care?
2. Can a mildly ill child (stuffy nose, cough) still come to child care?
3. How do you decide if a child needs emergency medical care?
4. Are daycare staff trained in first aid and CPR?
5. How do you approach wellness, exercise, healthy eating and self-care for children?
Bright Horizons is trusted by parents including many doctors and nurses, to care for their children. We’ve partnered with pediatric infectious disease specialist Dr. Kristin Moffitt of Boston Children’s Hospital to implement enhanced safety protocols for all areas including daily health screening, distancing, cleaning, and disinfecting. Our goal is to ensure that all of our health and safety practices in every center are in line with recommendations provided by the CDC and requirements of state and local municipalities. All Bright Horizons centers have the well-being of children, families, and staff at their core.
Are there specific philosophies in child care?
Are Bright Horizons child care staff trained in CPR and First Aid?
All Bright Horizons child care center staff receive ongoing training, including CPR/First Aid and Universal Precautions. You can feel confident that your child is healthy, safe, and thriving while in our care. Bright Horizons families use the MyBrightDay mobile app daily to get photos, real-time updates on care, learning, and milestones, and to stay up-to-date on important notifications.
How much is Bright Horizons child care tuition?
Child care costs will depend upon on your child's age at their first day of care as well as the center location where you'd like to attend. Our rates are thoughtfully set to minimize the impact on families while maintaining our high standards of care. To get a customized tuition quote for Bright Horizons, we will set up a Zoom or in-person meeting with you to discuss your family’s needs and calculate what tuition would look like for you.
Child Care Checklist
Comparing different care options? Print out our checklist to make it easy to make comparisons and choose the best care for your family.
More about child care centers
- A joyful place for celebrating childhood.
- A program that offers early education with a research-based curriculum.
- Locations and hours that meet your family’s scheduling needs.
- Well-balanced programs that nurture the whole child – social, emotional and physical.
- Environments where children feel safe and loved.
- Spaces where children can safely explore, interact, discover, and learn.
Bright Horizons child care centers
For more than 30 years, Bright Horizons child care centers have been providing quality care and early education that nurtures each child’s growth and development. Our goal is to provide an environment that captures the joys of childhood while paving the way for your child’s future success in school and life.
Our programs include:
- Infant care that offers a warm environment where your baby can flourish.
- Toddler care where children are empowered to be confident, successful, lifelong learners.
- Preschool programs that prepare your child for school through social and academic learning.
- Pre-K programs that ensure academic readiness by emphasizing skills in core areas.
- Kindergarten programs with age-specific curriculum and skill-building activities.