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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 uihc@brighthorizons.com or 319-335-9666 to learn more about our enrollment process.


 

What Parents are Saying

Our greatest advocates are also our closest friends.

"Thank you Madison for taking care of Justin and teaching him so many things. You are very caring and attentive. Thank you for always giving him hugs when he needs it. Justin enjoys having you as his teacher so much"

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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  • Sep 5

    6:30 AM - 6:30 PM Center Closed in Observance of Labor Day

  • Sep 11

    11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Annual Center-Wide Birthday Picnic

    Join us for a potluck at City Park to celebrate our center's 22nd birthday! 

  • Oct 27

    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Read for the Record

    The Iowa Women's Volleyball Coach will join us as our guest reader for Read for the Record! This year's book is entitled "The Bear Ate Your Sandwich." Families are welcome to join us as we participate with children across to country to try and break a world record!

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 Spaces Help Children in Crisis

Bright Horizons Foundation for ChildrenBright Spaces - special places for children in homeless and domestic violence shelters and other agencies - help children experiencing trauma. Bright Horizons teachers and employees help create Bright Spaces, support them through volunteering, and make a difference across hundreds of communities and serve thousands of children each year. To learn more, including how you could be involved, visit Making Connections Through Bright Spaces, a digital magazine celebrating the impact our programs make in people's lives.

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, 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.

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    Movement Matters in Early Preschool 7/26/2016
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    Science Rocks in Kindergarten Prep 6/27/2016
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