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Bright Horizons is More Than Daycare

Early Education & Preschool That's More Than Daycare

As you’re searching for a daycare provider, you’ll encounter a great many options and a wide range of approaches. When you want to be sure that your child is prepared academically, socially and physically for the first few years of school, choosing a daycare that’s focused on early education is a smart bet. 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!

The Bright Horizons® Difference

We offer a unique early education experience built on 30 years of expertise, and on what working families have told us they want and need for their children...and for themselves. Child care and early education isn’t just what we do – it’s who we are. 
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Inspired Teachers

     Dedicated early childhood professionals fully engaged in teaching careers, who benefit from our award-winning training and ongoing support. 

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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. 

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Proven Approach to Early Education

Research-informed care designed by caring, nurturing educators to inspire our youngest learners to become joyful, confident learners for life.


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.

Daycare Waiting List

When your local daycare has a waiting list

While finding a quality child care provider can be a challenge, it’s even more frustrating to have found the daycare that’s the right fit for your child – only to spend months or years on a daycare waiting list.

As a leading child care provider, Bright Horizons offers thousands of child care centers across the country, enabling parents to more easily find high-quality access to child care and early education programs. When you want to skip the daycare waiting list at your local daycares and enroll your child in a nationally recognized program, Bright Horizons offers a wide range of programs with locations, hours and schedules designed for working families.

Skip the daycare waiting list with Bright Horizons

Bright Horizons provides child care and early education programs for children at every age and stage before kindergarten. Once enrolled in our programs, you can avoid the daycare waiting list as your child seamlessly transitions from baby daycare to toddler care, then to preschool and pre-K programs. Once you start your journey with Bright Horizons, any younger siblings will have preference for enrollment, further simplifying your child care experience.  


FAQs: Does Bright Horizons have a daycare waiting list?

Does Bright Horizons have a daycare waiting list?

Yes. Because we limit our enrollment to provide children with individualized learning experiences, child care centers may fill up. Each center provides a daycare waiting list that lets families register and be notified as soon as space becomes available.

How do I enroll my child in a Bright Horizons center?

The enrollment process varies by center. Visit the website of your nearest center to obtain more details. If your first choice center is full, you can still register to be added to the daycare waiting list.

Where is the nearest Bright Horizons center?

You may use our Find a Center search tool to find the center nearest you. Register today to reserve a space at one of our daycares or to add your name to a daycare waiting list.

Does Bright Horizons offer programs for children with special needs?

Yes. Since we take an individualized approach to child care, our centers are able to accommodate children with special needs. We facilitate collaboration between parents, specialists, teachers, and directors to develop a specialized care plan for special needs students that maximizes learning opportunities while eliminating barriers and safety issues.

Does Bright Horizons perform background checks on employees?

Yes, we conduct comprehensive background checks on every staff member, as well as every frequent visitor in our classrooms. Our checks consist of a county criminal record check for every county where a person has lived, worked, or studied in the past seven years. We also perform a search of sex offender and OFAC databases to make sure there is no conviction or suspicious behavior that might cast doubt on a person’s suitability to care for children.
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Get Started Today

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Bright Horizons is a United States–based child-care provider and is the largest provider of employer-sponsored child care. Employees looking to become a child care teacher are offered the opportunity to earn an early education degree for free as part of their corporate benefits. Search by zip to find a child care center near you. Bright Horizons Global Headquarters are in Newton, Massachusetts, USA.