Learn About Bright Horizons Preschool Program

How Bright Horizons pre-k class activites get kids ready for kindergarten

What to Look for in a Preschool Program

Early Education and Preschool

In the exciting years before elementary school, your child is growing every day, taking new chances and discovering new things about themselves and the world. A preschool program should nurture this curiosity while getting children ready academically and socially for the big years ahead.

At Bright Horizons, our child care programs provide preschool education that inspires children to be curious and creative thinkers, ready to tackle new challenges and advancing the skills they’ll need for kindergarten and beyond.

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Meet Our Inspired Preschool Teachers

Preschool Program Teachers at Bright Horizons

Ask any Bright Horizons parent and they’ll tell you that our teachers are the heart of our preschool programs. We seek out individuals with a passion for education and the talent to support the natural curiosity and interests of each child.

To support our preschool teachers in their careers, we provide award-winning training and full tuition to continue their education and earn early childhood college degrees. Our teacher education programs are a hallmark of our centers, and just one more way we work to ensure the very best for children in our centers – and teachers in our field.

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FAQs: What's parents ask about Bright Horizons preschool programs

How can I find a Bright Horizons preschool program near me?


Most Bright Horizons centers have preschool programs for children up to 6 years old. 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.

What 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 at all ages. We are currently enrolling in our:

  • Preschool program: Our preschool classes are designed to prepare children for kindergarten and all the big steps ahead, supporting inquisitive young minds as they tackle new challenges, take chances, and experiment with new things.
  • Pre-Kindergarten: Our kindergarten preparation programs support children during a time of enormous and exciting growth, building the academic, social, and physical skills that will get them ready for school.
  • Summer camp: Through Summer Explorations at Bright Horizons®, your child will have the opportunity to enjoy everything summer has to offer.
  • Toddler care: Our toddler preschool programs provide a place to test out and learn new skills, make new friends, and celebrate the joy of wonder and discovery.
  • Infant care: Our newborn and baby daycare programs provide safe spaces, welcoming environments, and inspired caregivers that support all your baby’s developmental milestones

Can I come visit the preschool program without an appointment?

No. Parents of preschoolers should schedule an appointment if they want to visit . No parent would want any adult to be able to enter the facility without warning, and thus daycare facilities should require an appointment. At Bright Horizons, we offer Zoom and in-person visits so we can understand what your family needs for child care, including when you would start your first day of child care, and what your schedule would be. We also want to allow ample time for you to ask questions about our early education and preschool programs.

How can I compare costs of different preschool programs?


Preschool costs will depend upon on your child’s age when they begin a program 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.

More about Preschool Programs at Bright Horizons

In Bright Horizons preschool classrooms, activities are tailored to support your child’s unique needs and interests. Our ready-for-school curriculum is based on research that identifies what best prepares children for kindergarten – and all the years ahead. Our carefully designed programs make sure children feel safe and cherished from the moment they put their hands in ours, to the moment they put them back in yours.

Highlights of our preschool program:

  • Curriculum that nurtures exploration in a wide range of academic areas
  • Teachers and learning approaches that adapt to each child’s talents and interests
  • Literacy activities that build a strong foundation for reading and create a smooth transition into elementary school
  • Individual and small group work with opportunities for problem-solving, decision making and cooperation
  • STEM activities to foster future-forward skills
  • Safe, secure, and clean environments that meet all state, local, and national regulations

Our approach to preschool education

As a licensed daycare and early education provider with over 30 years of experience, we know exactly how to support your child in an individualized path toward learning and discovery. In this important developmental stage, each day is a new opportunity to inspire a passion for knowledge and experimentation.

Our emergent approach, which offers learning activities that leverage a child’s interests, is tested and proven to motivate children throughout their early years. We believe in nurturing each preschooler’s natural gifts and passions to build a healthy relationship school, to promote a lifetime love of learning, and to build a strong academic foundation for success in elementary school.

In addition to preschool programs, we offer seamless child care from six weeks to six years old.  We have programs tailored to infants, toddlers, preschool and kindergarten prep.

How preschool nurtures each child’s growth

In our preschool program, we support the child’s natural sense of curiosity, enabling them to grow from the block-builders and finger-painters they are today into the architects, artists, scientists, and citizens of tomorrow. Our integrated curriculum and caring teachers will give your child the confidence to tackle new challenges, and the skills they’ll need for kindergarten and beyond.

What you can expect from Bright Horizons:

  • A curriculum based on the latest research to inspire a lifelong passion for discovery
  • Support for the whole child and their intellectual, social, and physical development
  • Creative activities that cultivate curiosity through projects, exploration, and play
  • Encouragement for children to be confident experimenters and problem solvers
  • Technology in the classroom to build skills useful in the modern world
  • Thoughtfully designed environments that promote joy throughout your child’s day

Child Care Checklist

Comparing different preschool options? Print out our checklist to make it easy to make comparisons and choose the best preschool for your family.

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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, workforce education, and student loan repayment programs. Bright Horizons Global Headquarters is located in Newton, Massachusetts, USA.