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Take the A,C, or 1 train to 168 Street. Walk west on W. 168 Street towards Fort Washington Ave. Cross the street and continue walking on W. 168 Street. After the curve this will turn into Haven Ave. Cross W. 169 St and arrive at 61 Haven Ave which is located between W. 169 and W. 170 St.

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About Our Staff

A Bright Horizons teacher is a nurturer as well as an educator, someone who encourages learning through exploration, and who understands the balance between what a child needs to feel safe and what she requires to reach her potential. Your child’s teacher is your partner. At Bright Horizons, families and teachers work together --celebrating successes, navigating challenges, and communicating daily about your child’s achievements and goals.

Meet Our Teachers

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  • Name: Bibi
  • I Teach: Twos
  • Teaching Since: 1976
  • I love teaching children because: I love to be a part of the children's growing process. As a teacher with over 30 years experience, I use my wealth of knowledge and talents to help my children grow!
  • Favorite Children's Book: The Three Little Bears
  • Name: Clara Nunez
  • I Teach: Young Toddlers
  • Teaching Since: 2000
  • I love teaching children because: I get to know each child as an individual and get to know their families as well.
  • Favorite Children's Book: Goodnight Moon
  • Name: Connie
  • I Teach: Infants
  • Teaching Since: 1987
  • I love teaching children because: Infants are where it all begins! Some of the most important learning in a child's life happens in the first year. Infants are the best!!!
  • Favorite Children's Book: Ten Tiny Babies
  • Name: Crystal Mohammed
  • I Teach: Infants
  • Teaching Since: 2015
  • I love teaching children because: I enjoy seeing a smile on their faces when I teach them something new. I want to make a difference in their lives and help be a part of their bright future.
  • Favorite Children's Book: The Giving Tree
  • Name: Heidy
  • I Teach: Infants and Young Toddler
  • Teaching Since: 2012
  • I love teaching children because: I love children and that we can learn from one another. I like that I am helping my students to grow and learn.
  • Favorite Children's Book: Make Me Smile
  • Name: Leslie White
  • I Teach: Twos
  • Teaching Since: 2015
  • I love teaching children because: I love having the ability to help children achieve their very best.
  • Favorite Children's Book: If You Give a Mouse a Cookie
  • Name: Limei Bao
  • I Teach: Center Resource Teacher
  • Teaching Since: 1993
  • I love teaching children because: It is a pleasure to see the progress of children as they grow. It is amazing to see how fast and willing children are able to learn.
  • Favorite Children's Book: No More Monsters For Me
  • Name: Marina
  • I Teach: Kindergarten Prep
  • Teaching Since: 1987
  • I love teaching children because: My students teach me as I teach them. Its a fantastic experience!
  • Favorite Children's Book: Chicken Little
  • Name: Michelle Benitez
  • I Teach: Preschool
  • Teaching Since: 2010
  • I love teaching children because: They see the world differently which teaches me to see the world differently.
  • Favorite Children's Book: The Very Hungry Caterpillar
  • Name: Nellie Perez
  • I Teach: Twos
  • Teaching Since: 1979
  • I love teaching children because: Children are a part of our everyday life and they are very enjoyable to be with. They love to explore, they love to smile, and they love to learn.
  • Favorite Children's Book: Curious George
  • Name: Nina Manzucca
  • I Teach: Older Toddlers
  • Teaching Since: 1987
  • I love teaching children because: Teaching brings me great joy and keeps me young.
  • Favorite Children's Book: Goodnight Moon
  • Name: Regina Rosario
  • I Teach: Young Toddlers
  • Teaching Since: 1996
  • I love teaching children because: I love to work with the babies and to share my love with them.
  • Favorite Children's Book: Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See?

Administration

  • Name: Ms. Zonara Asghar

    Position: Director

    In Education Since: 2002

    I love working for Bright Horizons because: I love partnering with families to create an exciting, challenging, and loving learning environment!

    Favorite Children's Book: Amelia Bedelia By Peggy Parish

  • Name: Noelle Lloyd

    Position: Education Coordinator

    In Education Since: 1998

    I love working for Bright Horizons because: The children and the families at Bright Horizons touch my heart. I believe this is what education should be. Coming from the NYC DOE, Bright Horizons is a breath of fresh air.

    Favorite Children's Book: The Little Engine That Could