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The center is located on the corner of Parker and 8th. The entrance is located on 8th Street.

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Welcome to Bright Horizons at Bayer

A great place to learn, discover and grow!

Welcome to Bright Horizons at Bayer, an early childhood education leader and preschool in Berkeley! We are conveniently located at the corner of 7th and Parker, one block south of Dwight Way. At Bright Horizons at Bayer in Berkeley, 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 their full potential. Please explore our website to learn more and Click Here to see reviews about our program. ...

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What Parents are Saying

Our greatest advocates are also our closest friends.

"Thanks for all of you who made Massi's life different everyday. I appreciate your hard work. You deserve all my family's respect."

Our Center Programs & Services

Here are a few of our best features.

Full- and part-time early education and preschool, Drop-in / emergency-care, Full-time early education and preschool

Featured Parent Webinar

Quality Early Education: Choosing What's Best for Your Child


We talk to education experts from the National Association for the Education for Young Children (NAEYC) to get insider tips on what to look for in a quality early childhood education program. You’ll hear how NAEYC sets standards and how to select the option best suited to your child’s unique needs.

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 provided daily, optional lunch program available

Get involved in our Enrichment Activities

Because knowledge is more than just the ABC's.

 We are proud to incorporate these curriculum features into your child’s daily experience in our program:

Handwriting Without Tears- An introduction to letter writing for preschool and above
Everyday Math- A hands-on introduction to math concepts for preschool and above
Growing Readers- Quality literature that fosters a love of reading and books
Toward a Better World- This is a curriculum component of Our World that provides teachers with guidance on supporting childrens development of empathy, compassion and social awareness
Art Smart- Our curriculum for exploration of music, movement, and visual arts
Movement Matters- Daily physical fitness and movement activities

The additional enrichment activities  not included in tuition are:

Let's Play in Spanish-  This is a Spanish immersion class that focuses on music and movement, puppetry and games!

Soccer Shots-   Weekly soccer development for ages 2 thru 8. Learn skills needed for teamwork and individual skill development!