Babies are born with a job to do: to learn about the world and develop into the very best people they can be. This learning and development starts with exploration, and is supported by a daily routine that inspires new discoveries. At Bright Horizons®, we're more than a baby daycare. Our infant program includes a primary caregiver – your child’s classroom teacher – and six signature practices that stimulate early learning.
Learn About Bright Horizons Baby Daycare
Learn About Bright Horizons Baby Daycare
What can babies learn at daycare?
Bright Horizons is More than Daycare
Care and Early Education for Babies
With a new baby, there are few decisions that feel larger than choosing the right baby daycare. You want a place where you know your child will be in the hands of caring professionals – teachers who will nurture your child’s growth and development, supporting today’s leaps and tomorrow’s milestones. 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.
WHAT’S DIFFERENT ABOUT BABY DAYCARE AT BRIGHT HORIZONS?
Proven Approach to Care for Babies
Research-informed care designed by caring, nurturing educators to inspire our youngest learners to become joyful, confident learners for life.
Dedicated early childhood professionals fully engaged in teaching careers, who benefit from our award-winning training and ongoing support.
Support for the Whole Family
Thoughtfully and carefully designed centers, programs, and schedules – all created with the needs of both children and parents in mind.
What You Need to Know About Baby Daycare
How can I find baby daycare near me?
Most Bright Horizons centers have care for babies starting at 6 weeks old. Learn about tuition, openings or schedule a meeting to visit our:
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Or, Search by Zip to find a Bright Horizons child care center in your local city.
What daycare programs does Bright Horizons have?
Our early education programs offer more than daycare. Our goal is not just to help children learn, but to cultivate the joy of learning. We are currently enrolling families in our:
How does a parent compare daycare programs?
What should parents look for in a baby daycare?
With a new baby, there are few decisions that feel larger than choosing the right baby daycare. 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 caring infant 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 baby daycare 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 send my baby to daycare?
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 daycare?
2. Can a mildly ill child (stuffy nose, cough) still come to daycare?
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 babies?
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.
What about licensing inspections?
Are there specific philosophies in daycare?
Are lower child to teacher ratios always better?
The ideal child to caregiver ratio changes as children grow. An baby needs a lot of attention to thrive, whereas a preschooler needs more freedom to explore. Child-to-teacher ratios may differ from state-to-state.
How can I compare daycare costs?
Daycare costs will depend upon on your baby’s age when they begin care as well as the center location where you'd like to attend. 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 to Learn About Baby Daycare
With Bright Horizons baby daycare, your newborn is in experienced hands, spending the day in a safe and secure environment that’s made for exploration and learning. We offer newborn daycare in convenient locations with flexible schedules and extended hours – it’s infant care designed for working families.
At our baby daycare centers, your child will enjoy:
- Thoughtfully designed classrooms with sensory-rich spaces and soft places for rolling over, pulling up, crawling, and exploring
- An assigned primary caregiver for individual attention and communication
- Custom care plans that support your daily routines and nutritional guidelines
- Safety, security, and cleanliness practices that meet or exceed all local, state and national guidelines
What’s different about baby daycare at Bright Horizons?
Here’s what makes Bright Horizons different:
- We nurture the whole child, offering well-balanced programs that not only prepare children for success in school and life, but focus on their social, emotional, and physical needs as well.
- Our proven curriculum is based on research that reflects best practices in early education.
- Our thoughtfully created environments offer infants and children a safe space to play and explore.
- We’ve designed our program with locations and hours that fit the way you work.
- Our centers are places where children feel safe and loved from the moment they put their hands in ours, to the moment their hands are back in yours.
- We provide resources that support parents as well as children.