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Aerial Tramway (From Manhattan) - Take Tramway Car at 59th Street and Second Ave Station. *
Bus - Take the Q102 Queens Surface bus to Roosevelt Island and exit in front of 888 Main Street.
Subway - Take F train to Roosevelt Island stop (***NOT Roosevelt Ave). *
*Take the Roosevelt Island Operations Center (RIOC) Red Bus. Make sure to take the Red Bus that reads Octagon Local or Octagon Express on its ticker. Exit at 888 Main Street. The bus stop is in front of the building entrance.

To arrive at the front doors of the Child Care Center - You will see parked cars to your right and the tennis courts to your left. At the end of the parkings spaces turn to the right. Once you see the playground, you are almost there. In order to enter Bright Horizons at the Octagon, walk through the playground and ring the bell located on the right side of the door.

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  • What Roosevelt Island Parents are Saying

    about Bright Horizons Child Care

    "We are so thankful for each and every staff member who works with our two girls. They look forward to coming to school every day and being with their teachers. We are beyond impressed with the curriculum in each class, and the creativity that goes into every activity. Thank you."

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    Music the Whole Family Will Love!

    Music encourages rhythm, motor skills, and self-expression. It also teaches social skills, sounds, and language – important abilities that will help children make friends and face challenges when they enter school. 

    Bright Horizons Radio on Pandora® makes it easy to put music into your child’s world. Our station gives you access to family-friendly music from today’s popular artists that you can feel great about…and that everyone will enjoy.

    Looking to turn that music into learning? Strike a chord with Family Tambourine Making.

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  • What Makes Bright Horizons a Unique Place to Learn?

    Come visit our center to find out!

    Our caring staff and expert educators are here to answer all of your questions - about safety, individualized curriculum, teacher training, learning environments, and more. With a tour you can feel sure the center is right for your child, so you can make your choice with confidence.

    Schedule your tour of all of our unique indoor and outdoor learning environments today.


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  • 5 Reasons to Visit Us

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    #1: Passionate & caring teachers

    #2: Curriculum in action

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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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