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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

    "Thanks so much for helping take care of Stella! You do a great job with her, and we always appreciate your advice and input whenever we need it! Sometimes being a parent is hard, but it's great to have someone like you who we can count on for great guidance and advice!"

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  • E-Family News

    Parenting Resources for Your Growing Family

    Written by early childhood education experts, e-family news is a free weekly email providing advice, strategies, tips, resources, and news about current parenting issues you may be facing. From making the most of your baby’s first year to potty training your toddler, and from helping your preschooler make friends to fitness and recipes for the whole family - we can help.

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  • Music Your Whole Family Will Love!

    Bright Horizons Radio on Pandora

    Music positively impacts child development – but finding great children’s music can be a challenge. Tune in to Bright Horizons® Radio on Pandora® to hear popular artists play songs your kids will love, and be sure to explore our variety of NEW at-home music activities, too.

    Kitchen Band: Fun with Pots and Pans
    Suitable for: Infants and Toddlers

    Recycled Materials Family Band
    Suitable for: Preschool

    Drawing to the Sensations of Music
    Suitable for: School-age Children

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  • Playground Enhancements

    Outdoor Learning Environments

    Today's children and families often have limited opportunities to connect with the natural environment. Families are eating more processed, high-calorie foods due to their busy schedules which makes a family sit-down meal a rare event. These changes have led to an epidemic of childhood obesity, which presents serious health threats for children. The majority of children in childcare are there for an extended periods of time, eight to ten hours per day. Naturalizing outdoor learning environments means bringing back trees, shrubs, perennial plants, vines, and edible plants for children's enjoyment and healthy development. 
    Our enhanced playground is coming soon. Our enhancements include a mud kitchen, a natural xylophone, and many other fun new activities for the children. Right outside of our playground is the garden where the children are helping and learning about growing plants. 

  • 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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