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From Memorial Drive Start out going SOUTHWEST on MEMORIAL DR toward MASSACHUSETTS AVE / RT-2A. go 0.1 mi Turn RIGHT onto MASSACHUSETTS AVE / RT-2A. Turn LEFT onto SIDNEY ST. SIDNEY ST is just past BLANCHE ST go 0.05 mi. Turn RIGHT onto GREEN ST. If you reach FRANKLIN ST you've gone a little too far go 0.1 mi Turn RIGHT onto BROOKLINE ST. BROOKLINE ST is just past SIDNEY PL go 0.02 mi. The center is on the corner of Brookline and Franklin St. But the entrance to the parking lot is on Brookline. Continue just past the playground and turn Sharp right into the parking lot. From Massachusetts Ave / Harvard Square Start by heading down Massachusetts toward Boston. Turn RIGHT onto PEARL ST. PEARL ST is just past ESSEX ST go 0.09 mi. Turn LEFT onto FRANKLIN ST. FRANKLIN ST is just past GREEN ST go 0.08 mi. Take the 1st LEFT onto BROOKLINE ST. If you reach BROOKLINE PL you've gone a little too far. go 0.06 mi. The center is on the corner of Brookline and Franklin St. But the entrance to the parking lot is on Brookline. Continue just past the playground and turn Sharp right into the parking lot

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  • What Cambridge Parents are Saying

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    "It really takes a village! Thanks to all the teachers at University Park. This year in the Twos Classroom with Lily and Catrice, Avery has grown so much! There's always exciting activities planned and she loves it. We really appreciate all the love and support. Thank you!"

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    Our Preschool & Kindergarten programs prep children for a lifetime love of learning by empowering children to take on new challenges and build confidence during these critical years prior to Kindergarten.

    Foundational skills such as friendship building and having a positive self-image are central to children’s daily learning. Experiences in core pre-academic areas, including literacy, mathematical reasoning, and scientific investigation, ensure that children will be successful in school and beyond.

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    We are now accepting enrollments in our Preschool & K-Prep programs.

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  • What Makes Us a Unique Place to Learn?

    Our great spaces for learning and play!

    The best in early childhood education, Bright Horizons at University Park is dedicated to your child’s success.

    Our teachers (many who’ve proudly been with us for years!) delight in your child’s achievements, cheering milestones in our brand new classrooms, our outdoor Movement Matters Zone, and more.

    Plus, the use of our private, on-site playgrounds as well as neighboring parks is designed to foster children’s love of open-air learning, and to extend your child’s educational opportunities outside of the classroom. 

    Take a tour of all of our great indoor and outdoor learning environments.


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  • A Place for Learning and Discovery

    STEM Education

    Our READY for SCHOOL: Preschool & Kindergarten Prep programs help children advance skills in pre-academic areas like literacy, math, and science. 

    In our classrooms, children are introduced to STEM Education which is an educational approach that focuses on one or more of the four disciplines of science, technology, engineering, and math. In an era when technical and scientific skills are increasingly important in the workforce, exposing children to STEM learning in the early years is key.

    Click here to learn more about what STEM is and why it matters. Click here to see STEM related activities happening in our classrooms! 


  • 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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