A Proven Approach to Early Education

The World at Their Fingertips

World at their fingertips

At Bright Horizons®, we understand that your child’s education and care is a priority and that choosing the right program is a big decision. Our early education programs and schools include world-class curriculum and knowledgeable child development professionals that meet the needs of children at every age and stage.

Babies enjoy classrooms made for exploring with teachers who support both today’s big milestones and tomorrow’s leaps toward the future.

Swipe left to learn how each curriculum element comes alive in the infant classroom

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Listening and Speaking: tune into voices; show interest in stories; listen and respond

Early Literacy: explore picture books and participate in rhyme games

Bright Horizons Signature Practices: Read to infants daily; use sign language to build early language development

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Exploration and Discovery: dump and pour sand and water; explore natural materials; and experiment with cause-and-effect

Problem Solving: use items in varied ways

Bright Horizons Signature Practices: treasure baskets to entice curiosity

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Visual Arts: explore colors, shapes, and textures

Music and Creative Movement: experiment with sounds; move in response to music and rhythm

Dramatic Arts: enjoy storytelling; imitate actions

Bright Horizons Signature Practices: daily exposure to the arts

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Number Sense: explore quantity concepts like “one” or “more” or “less;” spatial relations, e.g., over, under, and through 

Sorting and Patterning: identify differences in texture and size; name objects; repeat actions

Time: anticipate an event

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Movement: participate in routines and rhythms that promote peaceful experiences; listen to music; move bodies for strong development

Nutrition: taste and enjoy nutritious foods

Health and Safety: participate in personal health care, such as washing hands

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Character and Citizenship: begin to understand individual needs; purposefully interact with peers

Nature Experiences: explore grass, flowers, and other natural materials

Bright Horizons Signature Practices: daily outdoor exploration

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Social-Emotional: learn that the world is a safe place and that adults can be trusted to respond quickly and with kindness; develop strong bonds with caregivers; respond to others

Bright Horizons Signature Practices: Prime Times, our approach to building nurturing relationships in everyday moments. 

Toddlers are curious about everything and becoming increasingly independent. Our teachers embrace that as they support the growth of important skills they need for the future.

Swipe left to learn how each curriculum element comes alive in the infant classroom

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language curriculum label

Listening and Speaking: tune into voices; show interest in stories; listen and respond

Early Literacy: explore picture books and participate in rhyme games

Bright Horizons Signature Practices: Read to infants daily; use sign language to build early language development

science curriculum icon
science curriculum label

Exploration and Discovery: dump and pour sand and water; explore natural materials; and experiment with cause-and-effect

Problem Solving: use items in varied ways

Bright Horizons Signature Practices: treasure baskets to entice curiosity

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art curriculum label

Visual Arts: explore colors, shapes, and textures

Music and Creative Movement: experiment with sounds; move in response to music and rhythm

Dramatic Arts: enjoy storytelling; imitate actions

Bright Horizons Signature Practices: daily exposure to the arts

math curriculum icon
math curriculum label

Number Sense: explore quantity concepts like “one” or “more” or “less;” spatial relations, e.g., over, under, and through 

Sorting and Patterning: identify differences in texture and size; name objects; repeat actions

Time: anticipate an event

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Movement: participate in routines and rhythms that promote peaceful experiences; listen to music; move bodies for strong development

Nutrition: taste and enjoy nutritious foods

Health and Safety: participate in personal health care, such as washing hands

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Character and Citizenship: begin to understand individual needs; purposefully interact with peers

Nature Experiences: explore grass, flowers, and other natural materials

Bright Horizons Signature Practices: daily outdoor exploration

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Social-Emotional: learn that the world is a safe place and that adults can be trusted to respond quickly and with kindness; develop strong bonds with caregivers; respond to others

Bright Horizons Signature Practices: Prime Times, our approach to building nurturing relationships in everyday moments. 

Preschoolers are ready to take chances and experiment with new things. With teachers’ support, these inquisitive young minds will tackle new challenges, and advance the skills they’ll need for kindergarten and beyond.

Swipe left to learn how each curriculum element comes alive in the infant classroom

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language curriculum label

Listening and Speaking: tune into voices; show interest in stories; listen and respond

Early Literacy: explore picture books and participate in rhyme games

Bright Horizons Signature Practices: Read to infants daily; use sign language to build early language development

science curriculum icon
science curriculum label

Exploration and Discovery: dump and pour sand and water; explore natural materials; and experiment with cause-and-effect

Problem Solving: use items in varied ways

Bright Horizons Signature Practices: treasure baskets to entice curiosity

art curriculum icon
art curriculum label

Visual Arts: explore colors, shapes, and textures

Music and Creative Movement: experiment with sounds; move in response to music and rhythm

Dramatic Arts: enjoy storytelling; imitate actions

Bright Horizons Signature Practices: daily exposure to the arts

math curriculum icon
math curriculum label

Number Sense: explore quantity concepts like “one” or “more” or “less;” spatial relations, e.g., over, under, and through 

Sorting and Patterning: identify differences in texture and size; name objects; repeat actions

Time: anticipate an event

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Movement: participate in routines and rhythms that promote peaceful experiences; listen to music; move bodies for strong development

Nutrition: taste and enjoy nutritious foods

Health and Safety: participate in personal health care, such as washing hands

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Character and Citizenship: begin to understand individual needs; purposefully interact with peers

Nature Experiences: explore grass, flowers, and other natural materials

Bright Horizons Signature Practices: daily outdoor exploration

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caring curriculum label

Social-Emotional: learn that the world is a safe place and that adults can be trusted to respond quickly and with kindness; develop strong bonds with caregivers; respond to others

Bright Horizons Signature Practices: Prime Times, our approach to building nurturing relationships in everyday moments. 

With school on the horizon, pre-kindergartners are inspired to think critically, explore new ideas, and build on the STEM, language, art, and social skills they’ll need to succeed.

Swipe left to learn how each curriculum element comes alive in the infant classroom

language curriculum icon
language curriculum label

Listening and Speaking: tune into voices; show interest in stories; listen and respond

Early Literacy: explore picture books and participate in rhyme games

Bright Horizons Signature Practices: Read to infants daily; use sign language to build early language development

science curriculum icon
science curriculum label

Exploration and Discovery: dump and pour sand and water; explore natural materials; and experiment with cause-and-effect

Problem Solving: use items in varied ways

Bright Horizons Signature Practices: treasure baskets to entice curiosity

art curriculum icon
art curriculum label

Visual Arts: explore colors, shapes, and textures

Music and Creative Movement: experiment with sounds; move in response to music and rhythm

Dramatic Arts: enjoy storytelling; imitate actions

Bright Horizons Signature Practices: daily exposure to the arts

math curriculum icon
math curriculum label

Number Sense: explore quantity concepts like “one” or “more” or “less;” spatial relations, e.g., over, under, and through 

Sorting and Patterning: identify differences in texture and size; name objects; repeat actions

Time: anticipate an event

well curriculum icon
well curriculum label

Movement: participate in routines and rhythms that promote peaceful experiences; listen to music; move bodies for strong development

Nutrition: taste and enjoy nutritious foods

Health and Safety: participate in personal health care, such as washing hands

betterworld curriculum icon
betterworld curriculum label

Character and Citizenship: begin to understand individual needs; purposefully interact with peers

Nature Experiences: explore grass, flowers, and other natural materials

Bright Horizons Signature Practices: daily outdoor exploration

caring curriculum icon
caring curriculum label

Social-Emotional: learn that the world is a safe place and that adults can be trusted to respond quickly and with kindness; develop strong bonds with caregivers; respond to others

Bright Horizons Signature Practices: Prime Times, our approach to building nurturing relationships in everyday moments. 

What Makes Bright Horizons® Curriculum Different?

Children are natural scientists, inventors, and explorers. We build on their interests to make learning meaningful and fun!
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Emergent Curriculum

A research-based approach that leverages a child’s own interests toward discovery

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Project & Play Based

Exciting and immersive learning experiences that develop a foundation for future success.

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Support for the Whole Child

Developing future learners, leaders, citizens, and stewards, we focus on cognitive, social-emotional, and physical development

A Proven Approach for School Readiness

What parents and teachers have to say about Bright Horizons graduates

97%

of parents report their child entered elementary school prepared and ready to meet the demands of their new school.

Skills for the Modern World

Our integrated and emergent curriculum gives young children the ability to expand beyond strong foundations in reading, writing, and math to understand not just what to learn, but how to learn.

98%

of Bright Horizons’ parents and teachers agree Bright Horizons’ graduates entered elementary school with a strong enthusiasm for learning.

Developing a Growth Mindset

Bright Horizons teachers encourage children to ask questions, fostering more than just an interest in facts -- but a thirst to understand how things work.

97%

of parents said their child entered school with the ability to approach a challenge in an innovative or creative way.

Developing Executive Function

In our classrooms, education is more than facts and figures, but inspires children to innovate, problem solve, and apply information in creative and resourceful manners.

93%

of teachers agree that the Bright Horizons’ graduates in their classrooms were well prepared with the literacy and math skills they needed for academic success.

Prepared for 21st Century Skills

Our graduates leave our centers confident students who are ready to manage the academic, social, and behavioral expectations of the first year of elementary school and beyond.

94%

of teachers said that Bright Horizons graduates were ready to accept new responsibilities and greater independence.

Social-Emotional Learning

Curriculum elements such as Caring Matters and Toward a Better World support important social skills, helping children to express themselves, resolve conflict, and work cooperatively with classmates and teachers.

CLASSROOM SPOTLIGHT

Science Rocks

Learning Science in the Playground!

Bright Horizons at Hingham Shipyard

Teachers decorated the infant playground with sensory items such as ribbon mobiles, paper circle mobiles, and cellophane paper. By being exposed to a sensory-rich environment, the infants enhanced their scientific inquiry skills. As they watched the ribbons blow in the wind, they were introduced to the concept of cause and effect!

Toward a Better World

Working Together to Brighten Someone's Day

Bright Horizons at IBM Drive

After a discussion about how not all children are able to be home during the holidays, the class gathered up colorful paper, markers, crayons, and other materials, and worked together to create cards for hospitalized children all over the country.

Math Counts

For All the Marbles!

The Centre School

Students divided into groups and designed their own marble runs by using paper tubes, cardboard, rocks, popsicle sticks, glue, and tape. Children experimented with the effects of changing slopes, the direction of incline planes, the positional directions of rolling objects, angles, and more.

Art Smart

A Masterpiece for a Cause!

Bright Horizons at Prides Crossing

After learning about famous artists and various styles, students created their own artwork! The center then hosted an Art Showcase Auction where parents and staff bid on the children’s work and the $600 raised in proceeds went to the Bright Horizons Foundation for Children!

Well Aware

Learning the Impact of Plants!

Bright Horizons at Fan Pier

Children learned how to germinate garden beans using the greenhouse effect and began the process of growing grass and wildflowers in the indoor garden. Learning to care for plants promotes an understanding of how important preserving our natural resources such as water, sunshine and soil are to grow and sustain life.

Language Works

A Lesson in Another Language!

Bright Horizons at Parkway North

Students celebrated diversity by participating in a month-long project about the country of France! After learning about the French language, each morning the students stretched while counting out loud to ten in French!

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Environment as the Third Teacher

We believe in the Reggio Emilia philosophy that recognizes environment as a teacher. We carefully choose materials, and customize inspiring spaces that are respectful of children

Places where anything is possible

Every one of our spaces offers rich, open-ended experiences that engage children and allow them to confidently explore.

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Technology in Our Centers

Technology and digital media can enrich learning experiences, but it requires more than passive consumption. We use electronic technology for collaboration, inquiry, research, and creation, and work with experts to ensure our approach is aligned with both emerging research and 21st century learning.

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