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*From Interstate 315South take the North Broadway exit (follow Hospital sign). Stay straight through light to go onto Thomas Lane. Turn left when you see the Riverside Children's sign and stay right to pull up to card reader gate. Push the intercom button to initiate entrance, we will release the gate. Park in our lot and come to the front door. Ring door bell and we will release the door.

*From Interstate 315N take the Olentangy River Rd exit toward North Broadway. Keep R at fork to continue towards N Broadway. Turn L on Olentangy River Rd.
Turn L onto Thomas Lane.
Turn Left when you see the Riverside Children's Center sign, and turn right at the gate. Ring the intercom and we will release the gate for your entrance. Park in our lot and ring the doorbell at the front door. We will release the door for your entrance.

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  • What Columbus Parents are Saying

    about Bright Horizons Child Care

    "Thank you, Miss Tina, for being a wonderful teacher! I really look forward to our games and activities together!"

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  • STEM space

    located at the end of the West Wing

         The world is becoming increasingly complex, and individuals must have basic competencies in science, math, and technology in order to make sense of and process information.  In the Early Childhood Classroom, typically, activities planned with a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) focus involving at least 2 of the 4 disciplines.  Bright Horizons embraces STEM Education in Preschool, Kindergarten Prep and sometimes even toddlers. Did you know when young children observe their natural surroundings, exercise their fine and gross motor skills or learn about healthy eating habits, they're discovering science.  Their days are filled with technology that can take the form of anything from a toothbrush to a smart phone.  With every pillow fort and block tower they build they are practicing engineering.
         Many parents keep a treasured macaroni necklace tucked in a drawer, not even realizing their children were developing math skills as they counted out their beads and strung them in a pattern.
  • What Makes Us a Unique Place to Learn?

    We're proud of our intergenerational partnership program with Ohio Health!

    Every two months our Kindergarten Prep classes partner up with our senior friends at Ohio Health. Our Movement Matters Zone provides easy access for those needing wheel chair assistance or other assistance while we work on activities together. After our learning time, we all sit down together to enjoy a family style lunch.

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  • February2017 Family newsletter

    (complete newsletter under Our Parents section)

    FROM THE DIRECTOR
    January kept us pleasantly busy with transitioning students to new classrooms & the launching of the My Bright Day app for our Preschool & Kindergarten Prep classes. This insightful app provides many benefits for parents throughout the day. Parents may submit drop-off information, receive real time updates, get a daily mobile sheet emailed to them, and save all their children’s memories in one place; right from their mobile device! Please let me know if you would like more information.
    Looking ahead, our carnation and lollipop Valentine’s Day sale is quickly approaching. Parents can pre-order carnations and lollipops from February 1st - February 10th for delivery to their children during the week of Valentine’s Day. Carnations and lollipops will be 50 cents each and you may also attach a note for delivery. Be on the lookout for a table set up in the lobby to place your order.
    My door is always open to any questions or concerns. Thank you for being a part of our Bright Horizons Family!

  • 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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