Welcome to Bright Horizons at Rochester

Ready to Become a Bright Horizons Parent?

Meet the Center Director

Michelle Merchant

M-F: 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Enrollment Info: 877-624-4532
Phone: 507-282-6932

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Our Educational Programs

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An exceptional place for your baby to thrive and grow

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An engaging world where toddlers learn and explore

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Where curious children become inspired and ready for school


Meet Our Teaching Team

Susan R.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: I love working with children because I love how honest they are.

Teaching since: 2001

Wendy B.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: I love working with children because I like to see how children absorb information. They are like little sponges.

Teaching since: 2013

Jessica M.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: I love working with children because i love the joys and smiles they bring each day.

Teaching since: 2015


The World at Their Fingertips

Our own World at Their Fingertips® curriculum is based on the research of the most renowned education experts. Designed by our education team, it’s created to support these important early years, to inspire children to be bold explorers today and joyful, confident learners for life.

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language works

Literacy, language, and love of books cultivated through listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

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Science Rocks

Spurring a sense of wonder through observations and experiments in which we ask questions and form, record, and describe conclusions.

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Art Smart

Fostering an interest and appreciation of art, music, theater and dance, while encouraging individual talents and artistic expression.

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Math Counts

Early math concepts experienced through counting, sorting, patterning, one-on-one correspondence, and problem solving.

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Well Aware

Healthy living developed through physical activity, good nutrition, and healthful habits incorporated into every day routines.

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Towards a Better World

Experiences and activities designed to help children learn to respect our world, its diverse people, and the environment we live in.

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Caring Matters

Support for important social skills including compromise, self-regulation, negotiating with peers, and forming positive relationships.

“"Miss Sandy, you are really nice and are always a nice teacher." ---Barrett "I really like when you sing the Hot Dog song Miss Sandy."---Brecken Miss Sandy, we have LOVED having you as one of our children's preschool teachers this year. They truly love you and think the world of you. the Smiths”


Barrett and Brecken Smith

“Even though our son has graduated from the infant room, Miss Jessica still brings a smile to his face everyday! It is clear that they have a special bond and he looks for her every afternoon at pick up time. Thank you for taking such great care of him!”


Bridget and Nick

“We have seen our son grow and learn so much during his time in the toddler room with Miss Nikki and Miss Sydney. In fact, he usually does not want to leave at the end of the day! It is obvious that they both care about him above and beyond just a job. Thank you for all that you do!”


Bridget and Nick

“"Miss Michelle is the best because she brings me to the teenager room and she is so nice."----Barrett "I think Miss Michelle is good because she reads us all kinds of stories." Miss Michelle, thank you so much for all of your help this year with our boys. The stories you've shared that they've told you are forever ingrained in our hearts. Thanks for all you do!! ---the Smith's”


Barrett and Brecken

“Miss Michelle is a wonderful teacher, our son has learned so much. She clearly values the children in her care and looks for their individual strengths. She usually has a funny or sweet anecdote to tell me at pick-up time, to give me a little window into my son's day (which I so appreciate). Thank you!”


Bridget and Nick

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Healthy Food for Growing Children

Healthy food is part of children’s development. Our menus align with our wellness commitment to Partnership for Healthier America. By eating family-style and serving themselves, children learn about making healthy choices and the connection between food and community.


Early Education Awards & Partnerships


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