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Conveniently located in the Arsenal on the Charles office park, approximately one mile east of Watertown Square. Located across the street from Bright Horizons Corporate Offices. The center's playground is located directly in front of the child care center.

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  • Celebrating Our Employees

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    "Ever since the first day I walked into Bright Horizons, I have always felt very comfortable that my son would be well taken care of. I thank you all for your caring hearts, teaching right from wrong, and playing a big part in the development of the amazing boy that my son has become."

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  • We've Got Pride!

    Charles Pride for Boston Pride Event

    Bright Horizons on the Charles welcomes ALL families and we wanted to make that known in a big way so we threw a big Pride party on our front lawn! This June Bright Horizons will be marching for the second time in the Boston Pride parade. In order to make sure we had a great turn out for the parade we invited families to this pre-parade party! We had a potluck, bubbles, painting, and lawn games. Big Joe the Storyteller also made an appearance telling stories about all kinds of families! No matter what your family looks like you are welcome here at Bright Horizons!
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  • What Makes Us a Unique Place to Learn?

    Our great spaces for learning and play!

    The best in early childhood education, Bright Horizons on the Charles is dedicated to your child’s success. 

    Our teachers (many who’ve proudly been with us for years!) delight in your child’s achievements, cheering milestones in our classrooms, ArtCafé, science and Growing Readers spaces, and Movement Matters Zone.

    Plus, our spacious, age-specific outdoor playgrounds feature climbers, gardening and art areas, sandboxes, and building blocks -- all designed to foster children’s love of open-air learning, and to extend your child’s educational opportunities outside of the classroom. 

    Take a tour of all of our great indoor and outdoor learning environments.


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    We love to show off what we are doing in all our classrooms! You can see posts of classroom life and even teacher birthdays/anniversaries. We like to see our Facebook page as extension of our center community and we'd love for you to be a part of it!
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  • 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.

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  • 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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