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From I-235 take the Sixth Street Exit. The center is located two blocks north of the Holiday Inn and directly west of Mercy Medical Center.

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  • What Des Moines Parents are Saying

    about Bright Horizons Child Care

    "Thank you for caring so much about our son. I know a big part of the reason he is finally eating when he is there, is he feels comfortable with you! Your caring shows in the questions you ask and the suggestions you offer. Thank you for everything you do!!"

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  • Summer 2016

    School-Age Adventures

    School-Age Adventures is specifically designed to meet the dynamic interests of school-age campers. Our main areas of focus include fitness, technology, and literacy including many other unique learning areas. The summer will be filled with action packed days, awesome and unique field trips and guest speakers! 

    The dates for the school-age summer program are June 6th-August 26th. 
    • Week 1: Environment Explorers
    • Week 2: Creative Design
    • Week 3: Culinary Arts
    • Week 4: Games of the Mind and Strategy
    • Week 5: STEM Happens
    • Week 6: Science of Gross Things
    • Week 7: Game on!
    • Week 8: Creative Design: Art
    • Week 9: Myths and Legends
    • Week 10: Uncharted Territories
    • Week 11: Wacky Water Adventures
    • Week 12: Back to School! 
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  • The Resilient Child: Supporting Your Family through Change

    A Family Matters parenting webinar.

    Watch our recent webinar to hear from Devereux Center for Resilient Children childhood expert and social worker Rachel Sperry, MSW. Learn how to support your child through big changes and how to encourage the kind of resilience that will help your child weather transitions today… and throughout childhood.

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  • 5 Reasons to Visit Us

    Contact us to schedule a visit.

    #1: Passionate & caring teachers

    #2: Curriculum in action

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  • About the Curriculum

    Our unique approach to education.

    Bright Horizons’ The World at Their Fingertips

    Children learn in a variety of ways and at their own pace. Our carefully planned curriculum is designed to inspire your child at every age and stage. Built around extensive research, 21st-century technology, and developmentally appropriate instruction, our curriculum introduces concepts of math, science, language, culture, environment, art and health.


  • About our Teachers

    Helping children reach their potential

    Our Teachers

    Inspired by knowledgeable child development professionals who understand the balance between nurturing developing minds and caring for tender spirits, children grow from curious infants into explorative preschoolers. Our teachers are all experienced and highly trained, meeting rigid certification requirements. They keep up with the latest techniques in early childhood curriculum and continually develop new skills to guide children on a path to lifelong learning.

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  • Health & Safety

    Because parents need peace of mind

    Well Aware and Staying Healthy

    Our center environment offers children a healthy and safe place to develop and learn. Through our Well Aware program and our Staying Healthy procedures, we set high expectations for creating healthy environments and also foster positive attitudes within children towards healthy living, physical activity, and nutrition.

    We’re proud to provide programs parents can feel good about, and to be recognized as a model for other early education programs by the Partnership for a Healthier America and First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move campaign.

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