Bright Horizons Seattle preschool locations

Bright Horizons in Seattle

Early Education & Preschool That's More Than Daycare

Bright Horizons in Seattle offers quality, year-round programming and a number of convenient preschool locations throughout North Seattle, Downtown Seattle, South Seattle, and the Eastside cities of Bellevue, Bothell, Issaquah, Kirkland, Redmond, Sammamish, Snoqualmie, and Woodinville.

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Enhanced COVID-19 Health & Safety at Our Seattle Centers

Health and safety is our number one priority, and we have implemented a number of enhanced protocols, including reduced class sizes at our center.

Frequent cleaning and disinfecting of high-touch surfaces, toys, and laundered items

Strict drop-off and pick-up procedures to minimize contact

Masks for teachers, staff, and all other adults in our centers

Teachers trained in all protocols

Daily health screening and temperature check for adults and children

Explore Preschool in the Pacific Northwest

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.

New Openings: Learn about our newest child care centers!

Bright Horizons at Denny Triangle

651 Bell Street
Seattle, WA 98121


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

What Questions Should I Ask a Preschool Provider?
 

I've looked at other preschools in Seattle that have long waitlists. What if I want to enroll at a Seattle Bright Horizons center but space is not available?

You can select up to 3 Bright Horizons child care locations to be registered at, including the center you are most interested in.  By registering, you are confirming your strong interest in all 3 centers.  We will add you to our wait list and you will be offered a space as soon as one becomes available.  While waiting for a space to become available at your first choice location, many families will choose to enroll at their 2nd or 3rd choice temporarily until space becomes available at the center they are most interested in.  In many centers, a child currently enrolled at a Bright Horizons location has priority over the general community so enrolling at another location will not only solve your care needs but will also give you additional priority in getting into your 1st preference.  Our goal is to accommodate families as soon as space allows.  During the entire process, we will keep in touch with you regarding your status.

Can we start preschool at Bright Horizons in Seattle in the summer?

Yes! We have age-appropriate programs for preschool and Kindergarten Prep that run year-round. Many families choose to begin a preschool program in the summer, before the rush of back-to-school in the fall.

What is the background check process for preschool staff at Bright Horizons Seattle?

Bright Horizons conducts a comprehensive background check on all prospective employees and frequent visitors. In Seattle, the state of WA 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 Seattle daycare or preschool?

Bright Horizons is trusted by parents in Seattle, 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 Seattle centers have the well-being of children, families, and staff at their core.

Are preschool staff at Bright Horizons in Seattle trained in CPR and First Aid?

All Bright Horizons Seattle 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 MyBrightDay app to get photos, real-time updates on care, learning, and milestones, and stay up to date on important notifications.

What do children learn in preschool?

In the preschool program at Bright Horizons, we focus our daily experiences on comprehensive, optimum development of each child: mind, body, social self, and character. Here's how we do it:

Preparing Children for Success in Life by:

  1. Approaching life as an invitation to learn
  2. Becoming a confident and competent lifelong learner
  3. Becoming a confident and competent user of technology
  4. Developing emotional intelligence: personal power and social skills

Preparation for Academic Excellence by:

  1. Developing the social and cognitive skills necessary for school success
  2. Achieving excellence in language and literacy
  3. Developing an engaged, reflective, inquisitive mind and appreciation of science
  4. Achieving excellence in logical/mathematical understanding
Providing a Rich and Rewarding Childhood by focusing on:
  1. Happy days
  2. Wonderful relationships
  3. A World of experience

How much does preschool in Seattle cost?

Preschool tuition in Seattle is dependent upon your child’s age, developmental level, and the location of the school you have chosen. To get a customized tuition quote for Bright Horizons in Seattle, please set up a Zoom meeting with us. Our center staff can talk through your family's needs to help calculate what tuition would look like for you.

Does Bright Horizons in Seattle have a daycare preschool program?

Yes. Most of our locations offer preschool and kindergarten preparation programs for children to start working on getting ready for school. 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. Come see what school readiness at Bright Horizons in Seattle looks like.

How can I find child care when my preschool in Seattle is closed?
 

Having a sitter or two familiar with your family can be extremely helpful when you need back-up care. With the Sittercity app, you can search for local babysitters and nannies or post a job detailing your needs and have interested child care providers reach out directly to you. Sittercity has built-in screening tools to give you the control to hire with ease and confidence. This includes secure messaging, interview booking, professional references, and running background checks.

Is Bright Horizons hiring preschool teachers in Seattle?

 

Yes. Please visit our careers site to view all active Bright Horizons job openings in your area. Our careers site allows you to search for all open positions (part-time, full-time, and temporary) in our centers, including positions at client center that only enroll families who work for specific employers.

Is Bright Horizons a good place to work in Seattle?

Yes, but don’t just take our word for it! We’ve been named 20 times as one of FORTUNE's 100 Best Companies to Work For, and are honored to be the only child care company to ever make the list.

How are working parents supported by Bright Horizons in Seattle?

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

Does Bright Horizons have summer preschool in Seattle?
 

We have a partnership with Steve and Kate's camp locations as well as our Summer Explorations programs for children ages 3-5 and 6-12. 

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

Yes! Bright Horizons in Seattle can successfully accommodate a wide range of special needs and individual differences in our preschool programs.  We believe in inclusive programs to focus on each child’s strengths. We support a collaborative team approach – the teacher, director, specialists, and parents. The team will work closely together to try to maximize each child’s opportunities for learning, growth, and development, and to attempt to eliminate any barriers or safety issues which a preschool program may present.

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