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Exit American Parkway from Hwy 151. Take American Parkway to American Family Dr, will pass Erin's SnugIrish Pub on right (will see a double decker bus in their parking lot). Turn right onto American Family Dr, center is on corner to the left. Children's Dental Hospital on opposite corner.
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Welcome to Bright Horizons at the American Center

Exceptional environment for children to learn, discover and grow!

Located in the American Center Business Park between Madison and Sun Prairie, Bright Horizons recognizes how important beginnings are in each child's early education and development - and to each family. We provide a safe, nurturing and engaging Infant, Toddler, Preschool, and Kindergarten-Prep programs.  We are also a host site for the Sun Prairie Public School 4K Program.  Bright Horizons is a place where your child will learn and develop to their full potential in a caring, enriched environment.  We invite you to visit us to experience the difference of a Bright Horizons' program!

What Parents are Saying

Our greatest advocates are also our closest friends.

"Melanie, Thanks for being such a good caregiver and helping to keep all of the kids interested in lots of educational topics. Your non-judgemental and upbeat attitude is very refreshing. You don't let the kids pull anything over on you and we appreciate that! Thank you for a wonderful 4K experience!"

Our Center Programs & Services

Here are a few of our best features.

Full- and part-time early education and preschool, Drop-in / emergency-care, School holiday - vacation care, Inclement weather care, Summer camp

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.

Meals

Nutritious snacks, breakfast and lunch provided daily

Get involved in our Enrichment Activities

Because knowledge is more than just the ABC's.

As natural extensions of our core daily curriculum, enrichments make use of special materials, unique spaces within the center, special times or expert staff to enhance your child's learning experiences (included in your monthly tuition.)

  • Movement Matters and Yoga in our NEW Movement Matters Zone
  • ArtSmart Classes in our NEW Art Studio
  • Science Lab
  • Cooking Club
  • Spanish
  • Natural Outdoor Learning Spaces
  • GardenWorks Club
  • Infant Sign Language
  • Handwriting Without Tears
  • Everyday Math
  • Wiggleworks
  • SmartBoard and iStartSmart classroom computers

Elective Enrichment Programs brought to you by Bright Horizons: (additional cost) 

  • Music with Mr. Dave Landau

From our Photo Albums

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    Our Newly Renovated Art Studio 8/12/2014
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    Virtual Tour 8/23/2013
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