NYC Baby Care

How to find infant care that's more than daycare

Are you a new parent getting ready to return to work; or, have you been working from home with your new baby, but decided it’s time to find child care? Are you a stay-at-home parent who’s looking for social development opportunities for your baby? NYC baby care is your solution for all of the above. Not only will you have the peace of mind you need to stay productive at work or at home, but your baby will also benefit from everything daycare offers.

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Looking for the right NYC baby care might feel overwhelming — especially if you don’t have access to onsite child care benefits at work — but we can help. Read on to learn things to look for and important considerations to make.  

How to Find the Best NYC Baby Care  

As you begin to evaluate different NYC baby care centers, take virtual or in-person tours and look for the following: welcoming classrooms; teachers who love what they do; an engaging curriculum and activities; open spaces for play and movement; health, safety, and security policies that make you feel comfortable; parenting resources; and more. Start your search early to avoid being placed on a waiting list — then, you’ll have NYC baby care you can trust, all lined up.  

4 Benefits of Enrolling Your Child in NYC Baby Care  

  • Early Learning: Learning starts on day one, and a well-thought-out curriculum is important, even for babies. The best NYC baby care should include daily activities related to art, music, movement, reading, science, and more.  
  • Social-Emotional Development: Spending time in a daycare setting — observing and interacting with other children and adults — can help babies build social-emotional skills.  
  • Secure Attachments: One-on-one time with caregivers helps babies build relationships. When caregivers respond to babies’ needs, it helps babies develop trust. 
  • New Experiences: With a robust curriculum, there’s always something different happening! Your baby will experience new things all the time — activities, stories, songs, materials, manipulatives, and more. 

Why Choose Bright Horizons NYC Baby Care 

For over 30 years, we’ve provided the highest quality care for families nationwide. Our infant program gives babies the best early learning experience — with classrooms full of engaging materials and soft spaces for learning to roll, sit up, crawl, stand, and walk; passionate and experienced teachers; health, safety, and security policies you can count on; webinars, podcasts, and articles for parents; and more.  

In addition to the best NYC baby care, our centers also offer toddler, preschool, and prek programs, so your child can stay at their center until it’s time to go to kindergarten. 

Explore Baby Care in the New York Metro Area

Working parents shouldn’t have to choose between child care and early education. Our programs ensure you don’t have to, offering convenience for your workday, and enriching learning experiences for your child.

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


What is the cost of daycare in NYC? How much does daycare cost per day in NYC?

The average infant daycare tuition in NYC varies depending on location, whether you’re looking at a center or in-home provider, the age of your child, the number of days/hours you need care, premium center offerings such as meals, snacks, and enrichment activities, and more. Daily tuition rates vary for the same reasons. Contact us today to inquire about child care costs at Bright Horizons centers.

What is the best infant daycare in NYC?

The best infant daycares in NYC — including Bright Horizons — have it all: a welcoming environment; experienced teachers who love working with babies; support for exciting developmental milestones; open spaces for play and movement; health, safety, and security policies you can trust; resources for parents; and more. 

What’s the best age to start baby care in NYC?

There is no single age that’s best for your infant to start daycare. The timing likely depends on your work schedule. Whenever you choose to enroll in an NYC baby care center, your child will reap the benefits of a wonderful learning environment, opportunities for social-emotional development, and exposure to a world of new activities.

What should I look for in an NYC baby care provider?

The type of baby care you choose depends on what type of experience you your child to have. Some parents are fine with a traditional child care provider, while others prefer an early learning program that’s designed to build a solid educational foundation. You’ll want to look for a place where caregivers are highly trained, responsive professionals. The best NYC daycare providers will offer flexible hours and personalized programs to meet your family’s needs.
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