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From I-80 take exit 242 and turn south onto 1st Avenue. Continue on 1st Avenue for 1 mile to the intersection of 1st Avenue and Hwy 6 / 2nd Street. There will be a Hardees and a Walgreens on your right. Turn left and continue about a half mile to the 4th traffic light. You will pass Every Bloomin' Thing on the left and the VA Hospital on the right. Turn right onto Newton Road at the 4th traffic light. We are the second building on the right as you reach the top of the hill. There is a large, colorful sign that reads "UIHC Child Care and Early Education Center" in front of our entrance. Parking is available in the adjacent ramp.

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Welcome to the UIHC Child Care and Early Education Center

A great place to learn, discover, and grow!

Welcome to Bright Horizons! The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Child Care and Early Education Center provides care for the children of staff members of the UIHC and University of Iowa. 

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 his or her full potential. Explore our website to learn more!

Please contact the center at or 319-335-9666 to learn more about our enrollment process.


What Parents are Saying

Our greatest advocates are also our closest friends.

"Courtney, Thank you so much for all the hugs, cuddles, bus viewing and mom waving with Trey in the mornings. Your help allows drop offs to be quick and stress-free. Trey really enjoys breakfast with you and the crew. Thank you for all you do for the room and our kids!"

Our Center Programs & Services

Here are a few of our best features.

Full- and part-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.


Nutritious snacks, breakfast and lunch provided daily

Get involved in our Enrichment Activities

Because knowledge is more than just the ABC's.

In addition to our curriculum's learning elements in math, language, art, science, health and wellness. We are proud to incorporate these curriculum features into your child's learning experience.

Iowa GymNest Tumbling Program
Movement Matters Wellness Program

Technology Enrichment - Our Smartboard is being used regularly and the students and staff love it!  The children benefit in many ways such as, fine motor development, eye hand coordination, problem solving and spacial awareness.  The also have a great opportunity to work on social skills.  For instance, small groups work together to solve problems and they learn the value of taking turns and sharing with their friends.

From our Photo Albums

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    Summer at UIHC 2017 8/24/2017
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    Caring Matters in Young Toddlers 12/16/2016
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