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Metrorail from Metro Center- Take the Blue and Orange line to the Federal Triangle Station downtown Washington, D.C. Our center is located directly across 12th St NW, right of The Old Post Office Pavilion, from the Federal Triangle Station. Rt. 66 East from VA- Take Rt.66 to the Theodore Roosevelt bridge, cross the bridge into Washington, D.C., The Kennedy Center will be on the left as you are crossing the bridge. Driving down Constitution the Washington Monument will appear on the right. At 12th Street NW and Constitution Ave our centers building will be located on the left North East corner. I95 North from VA- Take I95 North to the 14th Street Bridge, cross the bridge into Washington, DC. Keep forward until Constitution Ave NW. Just before Constitution Ave you will pass the Washington Monument on the left and the US Capitol on the right. Turn right onto Constitution. At 12th St and Constitution Ave our center building will be located on the left North East corner.
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Welcome to Bright Horizons at the National Office

A small center with a big heart

Welcome to Bright Horizons at National Office! We are a small center with four classrooms, a large playground, a private courtyard and children's garden nestled in the IRS Building. We understand the importance of providing a safe, happy and nurturing environment so each child can learn and grow. Please explore our website to learn more!


What Parents are Saying

Our greatest advocates are also our closest friends.

"Thank you for welcoming me every morning and making sure we all have what we need throughout the day. I know we are all in good hands with you on top of everything. I love when you read stories to us and dance and sing along the most! Thank you for all your hard work! Xo, Arianna"

Our Center Programs & Services

Here are a few of our best features.

Full-time early education and preschool, Drop-in / emergency-care

Upcoming Events

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  • Feb 24

    4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Preschool & Kindergarten Prep Preview

    Connect with our curriculum and learn how we prepare children for school at our Preschool & Kindergarten Prep Preview.

Featured Parent Webinar

Parent Teacher Partnerships: The Keys to Successful Collaboration


Creating optimal parent teacher partnerships takes skill and know-how. Watch this video to help determine your goals, your responsibilities, and the line between advocating and over-involvement.

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, breakfast and lunch provided daily

Get involved in our Enrichment Activities

Because knowledge is more than just the ABC's.

In addition to our curriculum's learning elements in math, language, art, social responsibility and health and wellness, we are proud to incorporate these curriculum features into your daily experience:
  • Handwriting without Tears: Preschool
  • Everyday Math: Preschool
  • Growing Readers: Infant-Preschool
  • Toward A Better World: Infant-Preschool
  • Movement Matters: Infant-Preschool

Optional weekly classes are presented by Bright Mind Academy in American Sign Language for Toddlers and Spanish for Twos and Preschool.

From our Photo Albums

See what we've been up to!


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    Curriculum Night 2015 10/5/2015
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    Let's Move~Well Aware Celebration in May 5/28/2013
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