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How Parents Compare Local Daycare Options

As you compare local daycares, knowing how to find the right fit for your child can be daunting. Will your child thrive in daycare centers that are all about playtime? Or is a child care program with early education a better fit? And which program will best fit the needs of your work schedule and your family’s routine? With Bright Horizons, you don’t have to choose between child care and early education. Our programs are designed to offer convenience for working families, while providing enriching learning experiences that support your child’s growth and development and the way for success in school and life. Search by Zip to find a local Bright Horizons near you!

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Local Teachers who Nurture Your Child

Bright Horizons is More than Local Daycare

We seek out passionate and thoughtful educators to care for your child. Parents have described our teachers as “magical” for their natural ability to tune into each child’s strengths and interests, using those insights to motivate learning. Our teachers are the heart of our program, which is why we support them in continuing their education and staying updated on the latest research in early education. In 2018, Bright Horizons became the first early learning organization to provide tuition benefits for teachers to earn advanced college degrees for free. We also support our teachers with our award-winning training programs.

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Meet Our Teachers

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What Questions Should I Ask a Local Daycare Provider?

What ages does my local Bright Horizons serve in its daycare program?

Most of our child care centers serve children ages six weeks to six years. Bright Horizons is more than daycare. We have programs with developmentally appropriate curriculum for infants, toddler, preschool and pre-K.

How can I find a local daycare near me?

Bright Horizons is in your neighborhood. Contact us to learn about tuition, openings or schedule a meeting to visit our:

Or, Search by Zip to find a Bright Horizons child care center in your local city.

I've looked at other daycares with long waitlists. What if I want to enroll at a local Bright Horizons center but space is not available?

You can select and register with up to three Bright Horizons child care locations, including the center in which you are most interested. By registering, you are confirming interest in all three centers. Once registered, we will add you to our waitlist and offer you a space as soon as one becomes available. Our goal is to accommodate families as soon as space allows, and so during the entire process, we will keep in touch with you regarding your status. While waiting for a space to become available at the first-choice location, many families enroll at their second or third choices temporarily until space becomes available at their first-choice centers. Enrolling at another location will not only solve your immediate child care needs, but will provide you priority access to your first preference.

What is the background check process for daycare staff at local child care centers?

Bright Horizons conducts comprehensive background checks on all prospective employees and frequent visitors. In Boston, the state of MA Department of Youth and Families requires background checks for employees of a daycare or licensed child care facility.

 

Bright Horizons background checks consist of a county criminal record check for the past seven years performed in all counties that a person has lived, worked or attended school. In addition to the county criminal search, a sex offender search, OFAC search, and a social security verification trace are also conducted.

Is it safe to send my child to a local daycare or preschool?

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. Our Boston centers have the well-being of children, families, and staff at their core.

Are daycare staff at my local Bright Horizons trained in CPR and First Aid?

All Bright Horizons Boston staff are trained regularly in CPR /First Aid and Universal Precautions. You can feel confident that your child is safe and receiving the best care possible while in our care.  Families of children in our care use the to get photos, real-time updates on care, learning, and milestones, and stay up to date on important notifications.

All Bright Horizons Boston 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 can I see the cost of daycare in my local area?

Daycare tuition depends on your child’s age, as well as your choice in center location. To get a customized tuition quite from Bright Horizons, we will set up a Zoom meeting with you to discuss your family’s needs and calculate what tuition would look like for you.

Does Bright Horizons have baby daycare?

Yes. Most of our locations offer infant care programs for children starting at six-weeks old. We're happy to schedule a safe, personalized Zoom visit for expectant parents who would like to learn about why Bright Horizons can offer more than a daycare, even for our youngest learners. Bright Horizons is a great place for babies.

Does Bright Horizons have a toddler daycare?

Yes. Most of our local  locations offer toddler programs for children to start to explore independence, language development, and social skills. We're happy to schedule a safe, personalized Zoom visit for parents who would like to learn about why Bright Horizons can offer more than a daycare. Find out what toddlers learn in child care programs.

Does Bright Horizons have a daycare preschool program?

Yes. Most of our local locations offer preschool and pre-K programs for children that prepare them for school success. We’re happy to schedule a safe, personalized Zoom visit for parents who would like to learn about why Bright Horizons can offer more than a daycare and what school readiness at Bright Horizons in looks like.

How are working parents supported by Bright Horizons?

Bright Horizons supports the whole family because we know that success at work and success at home go hand-in-hand. We designed our local centers, programs, and schedules to keep the needs of both children and parents in mind. 

Does Bright Horizons allow children with special needs to enroll in daycare?

Yes. Bright Horizons in Boston accommodates a wide range of special and individualized needs in our group programs. We offer inclusive programs that focus on each child’s strengths and support a collaborative team approach with the teacher, director, specialists, and families. The team will work closely together to maximize your child’s opportunities for learning, growth, and development, and minimize any barriers or safety issues that a group program may present.

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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.

The Bright Horizons Difference

How is Bright Horizons different from other local daycares? 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, nuruting educators to inspire our youngest learners to become joyful, confident learners for life.

More about comparing local daycares

As you compare local daycares, knowing how to find the right fit for your child can be daunting. Will your child thrive in daycare centers that are all about playtime? Or is a child care program with early education a better fit? And which program will best fit the needs of your work schedule and your family’s routine?

With Bright Horizons, you don’t have to choose between child care and early education. Our programs are designed to offer convenience for working families, while providing enriching learning experiences that support your child’s growth and development and the way for success in school and life. 

Our promise to your family

Bright Horizons is committed to providing local daycares with the individualized learning and care plans that inspire a lifelong love of learning. We believe it is our responsibility to make sure children feel safe and loved from the moment they put their hands in ours, to the moment they put them back in yours.

We promise to provide:

  • A research-based curriculum that incorporates the latest findings on early education techniques
  • Thoughtfully designed environments that promote safe exploration and curiosity
  • Caring educators who are supported to grow professionally with full tuition benefits for degrees in early education
  • Well-balanced programs that focus on social, emotional, and physical needs of each child
  • Centers where children feel safe and loved
  • Family resources that support parents as well as children
 
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Get Started Today

Find a center near you to get started with Bright Horizons

Or call us to start the conversation 877-624-4532

Bright Horizons offers more than a traditional daycare. It helps parents looking for education-based Boston daycare, NYC daycare, Chicago daycare, Washington, DC daycare, Los Angeles daycare, San Francisco daycare, Seattle daycare and local daycares in other cities. It also provides back-up daycare and elder care, employer-sponsored child care, employer tuition assistance program management, education advising, and student loan repayment programs. Bright Horizons Global Headquarters is located in Newton, Massachusetts, USA.