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From North 101: Take Lucas Valley/Smith Ranch Rd. Exit. At the stop sign turn left onto Lucas Valley Road. Go west on Lucas Valley Rd. for approximately one quarter mile. Take first left onto Los Gamos Drive. You will see a large sign on the corner of Lucas Valley Road and Los Gamos that says Marin Commons. Continue up Los Gamos Rd. until you come to 1600 Los Gamos. We are the second building on the left hand side of the street. We have a large white awning that says "Lobby C" at the entrance to our building. From South 101: Take Lucas Valley Rd/Smith Ranch Road Exit. At the stop light, turn left onto Lucas Valley Road. The first street you come to will be Los Gamos Drive. There is a large sign on the corner of Los Gamos and Lucas Valley Rd. that says Marin Commons. Turn left. Continue up Los Gamos Rd. until you come to 1600 Los Gamos. We are the second building on the left hand side of the street. We have a large white awning that says "Lobby C" on the entrance to our building.
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Welcome to Bright Horizons at Marin Commons

A great place to learn, grow and discover!

We opened our doors to serve children and families in September 2009. In each classroom, from Infants to Pre-K, our highly skilled teachers provide the environment and experiences from which children learn and grow. The first few years of life are an extraordinary time that sets the stage for the all the years that follow. Our program for learning, The World at Their Fingertips, creates developmentally appropriate educational environments that empower children to be confident, successful, lifelong learners.

Our READY for SCHOOL program is focused on comprehensive development of each child, preparation for success in school and life, and preparation for academic success.

Bright Horizons at Marin Commons is conveniently located off of Lucas Valley Road in San Rafael.

What Parents are Saying

Our greatest advocates are also our closest friends.

"Thank you for making Mabel's transition to the Ants room such an easy one. She is so excited to come to school in the mornings and get started with playtime and craft time. Thank you!!"

Our Center Programs & Services

Here are a few of our best features.

Please contact us for information about our programs and services.

Featured Parent Webinar

Organization Tips for Busy Families

Being a working parent takes an incredible amount of organization, preparation, juggling and a little bit of daily magic. Watch our parenting video to get simple tips and tricks on getting your family organized.

Bright Horizons Parent Community

Helping dad when mom goes back to workThe Bright Horizons Parent Community is a great place for parents and educators to share ideas, get perspectives and ask questions. Looking for info on potty training your toddler or how to get your preschooler started with chores? This is the place for you.

Bright Horizons Foundation for Children Celebrates 15 Years!

Bright Horizons Foundation for ChildrenThe Bright Horizons Foundation for Children honors its 15th anniversary with Voices of Gratitude, a digital magazine celebrating the difference our programs make in people's lives. To date, thousands of partners, volunteers, and donors have shared their time, resources, and knowledge across hundreds of communities and now serve more than 100,000 children a year through Bright Spaces, volunteering, and grants.

Meals

Nutritious snacks provided daily

Get involved in our Enrichment Activities

Because knowledge is more than just the ABC's.

As natural extensions of our core daily curriculum, enrichments make use of special materials, unique spaces within the center, special times or expert staff to enhance your child's learning experiences (included in your monthly tuition.)

  • Handwriting Without Tears
  • Everyday Math
  • READY for SCHOOL
  • Growing Readers
  • Movement Matters 
  • GardenWorks
  • Spanish Class

From our Photo Albums

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