What are the educational goals of Bright Horizons?
Comprehensive, optimum development of each child: mind, body, social self, and character.
Preparation for Success in Life
Approaching life as an invitation to learn
Becoming a confident and competent lifelong learner
Becoming a confident and competent user of technology
Developing emotional intelligence: personal power and social skills
Preparation for Academic Excellence
Developing the social and cognitive skills necessary for school success
Achieving excellence in language and literacy
Developing an engaged, reflective, inquisitive mind and appreciation of science
Achieving excellence in logical/mathematical understanding
A Rich and Rewarding Childhood
A World of experience
How can I obtain information about tuition?
Tuition varies by center, schedule and by individual classroom. To find out more information about tuition, please contact the center directly.
When did Bright Horizons at Beacon Hill officially open?
We officially opened on July 9 of 2007. We encourage any family interested in regular updates or invitations to the many events we are planning to call us to be added to our mailing and e-mail lists.
Is parking available for drop-off and pick-up?
Yes, there are six 30-minute limit drop-off and pick-up spaces located inside the parking garage for parents to use.
Does your center offer a summer program?
Yes, we offer a summer program and we are currently enrolling!
How do I get more information about your summer program?
Email email@example.com for more information.
Where do your families come from?
Our families come from nearby communities, including Beacon Hill, Government Center, and the North End. Located near the Bowdoin, Government Center, Haymarket, and other MBTA stations, we're easy to get to for drop-off and pick-up.
What Enrichments do you offer and are they included in tuition?
We offer something for everyone and they are ALL included. A movement zone that encourages active learning; a lending library that fosters a love for reading and books; a brand new stem lab to encourage hands-on investigation; indoor gardens that introduce children to the natural world and teach them how to care for living things; and an art studio that inspires creativity and showcases unique creations.
Do you offer a sibling discount?
Yes, we offer a sibling discount which is 10% off of the lower tuition.
Does Bright Horizons perform background checks on its employees?
The safety of the children in our care is our highest concern. Bright Horizons maintains stringent hiring practices and conducts criminal background checks on all teachers and caregivers in our centers. This check includes a criminal record search and a cross-reference check to determine prior convictions or other records of criminal activity that would call into question an employee’s’ suitability to care for children. Additional elements of our required background checks include verification through the Office of Foreign Asset Control and Sexual Offender Database Search. The frequency for updating criminal background checks for employees depends on state or other center-specific requirements.
Are all staff trained in CPR and First Aid?
All Bright Horizons center staff are trained in CPR and first aid. Once an employee is hired, they are required to fulfill 16 hours of training through our new employee orientation. This training takes place over a two-day period, where the employee spends time observing each age group in the center. Teachers must successfully complete first aid and CPR training, in addition to local licensing and/or Department of Health requirements (e.g., food handler safety card.)
What if I’d like to enroll but the center doesn’t have space available?
Finding the right daycare and early education solution can be a lengthy process. Our best recommendation is to start early! Even if your preferred Bright Horizons center doesn’t currently have space available, we still recommend registration for your first choice center. At Bright Horizons, you can register at up to three locations. Once registered, we will add you to our wait list and you will be offered a space as soon as one is available. For many families on a wait list, Bright Horizons offers the ability to enroll a nearby center on a temporary basis, or until your first choice center becomes available. If you’d like further advice on how to find the best preschool for your family, take a listen to our webinar on finding a quality preschool program.
I'm not quite ready to enroll in the center but I am interested in continuing to hear about what is happening at the center. How can I get information more regularly?
We encourage any family interested in center information, regular updates and invitations to the many events we are planning, to contact us.
I'm interested in applying for a job at this center. Is there someone I can contact?
Where can I learn more about other Bright Horizons locations?
We have many centers across the US, and each center reflects the unique personality of its leadership and community. To find the best fit for you and your familyfind a child care center near you.
What is The World At Their Fingertips?
Our research-based World at Their Fingertips® curriculum meets children where they are developmentally, with Signature Practices that build confidence and excitement about learning at every age and stage. In every classroom, our goal is to help children do more than learn; it’s to cultivate the joy of learning. And our emergent approach — teaching skills by leveraging a child’s own interests — enables teachers to tailor activities and projects for the specific talents and needs of each child in the class. Learn more about our specialized programs for babies, toddlers and preschool children, and how we prepare children for schooland life beyond.
Take the Next Step
Ready to get started? Schedule a one-on-one Zoom meeting with Bright Horizons to get a personalized tour. See our classrooms, ask questions about tuition, openings and our enrollment process. Find out how we’ll help your family thrive!