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From I-80 take exit 242 and turn south onto 1st Avenue. Continue on 1st Avenue for 1 mile to the intersection of 1st Avenue and Hwy 6 / 2nd Street. There will be a Hardees and a Walgreens on your right. Turn left and continue about a half mile to the 4th traffic light. You will pass Every Bloomin' Thing on the left and the VA Hospital on the right. Turn right onto Newton Road at the 4th traffic light. We are the second building on the right as you reach the top of the hill. There is a large, colorful sign that reads "UIHC Child Care and Early Education Center" in front of our entrance. Parking is available in the adjacent ramp.
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Welcome to the UIHC Child Care and Early Education Center

A great place to learn, discover, and grow!

Welcome to Bright Horizons! The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Child Care and Early Education Center provides care for the children of staff members of the UIHC and University of Iowa. 

We recognize how important beginnings are in each child's development and to each family. We provide a safe, nurturing, and engaging environment where your child can learn and develop to his or her full potential. Explore our website to learn more!

Please contact the center at or 319-335-9666 to learn more about our enrollment process.


What Parents are Saying

Our greatest advocates are also our closest friends.

"All of you, the teachers in the toddler room are so wonderful and caring. George is really enjoying going to school. When a two year old jumps up to get his coat to go to daycare in the morning, you know he is loved and well taken care for. Thank you. Special thanks to Sam for everything you do"

Our Center Programs & Services

Here are a few of our best features.

Full- and part-time early education and preschool

Upcoming Events

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  • Oct 31

    6:30 AM - 6:30 PM Hawkeye Spirit Day!

    Please dress your child in "Hawkeye" colors!

  • Nov 12

    5:15 PM - 5:45 PM Family Partnership Group Meeting

    Join us for our monthly Family Partnership Group Meeting in the LRC!

  • Nov 27

    6:30 AM - 6:30 PM Center Closed for Thanksgiving3

  • Nov 28

    6:30 AM - 6:30 PM Center Closed for Thanksgiving3

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.


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, science, health and wellness. We are proud to incorporate these curriculum features into your child's learning experience.

Iowa GymNest Tumbling Program
Movement Matters Wellness Program

Technology Enrichment - Our Smartboard is being used regularly and the students and staff love it!  The children benefit in many ways such as, fine motor development, eye hand coordination, problem solving and spacial awareness.  The also have a great opportunity to work on social skills.  For instance, small groups work together to solve problems and they learn the value of taking turns and sharing with their friends.

From our Photo Albums

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    Kindergarten Prep 3/4/2014
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