Welcome to River School West Side, a Bright Horizons School


Ready to Become a Bright Horizons Parent?

Alyssa S., Daycare Center Director, River School West Side, a Bright Horizons School , New York, NY

Meet the Center Director

Alyssa Schafer

M-F: 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Enrollment Info: 877-624-4532
Phone: 646-484-7011


Our Early Education Programs Offer More Than Daycare

Infant boy crawling and smiling


An exceptional place for your baby to thrive and grow

Toddler girl in a pink coat and two pigtails looking up and smiling


An engaging world where toddlers learn and explore

Preschool girl with short, brown, curly hair sitting at a table and smiling


Where curious children become inspired and ready for school

Kindergarten boy wearing a plaid shirt and striped hat outside

Kindergarten Prep

Preparing children for success in kindergarten and beyond

Preschool girl holding a big beach ball outside

Summer Program

A welcoming place for age-appropriate fun, friendships, and exploration


Meet Our Teaching Team

Margaret F., Daycare Teacher, River School West Side, a Bright Horizons School , New York, NY

Margaret F.

I love teaching because: Every day is different and I get to see the gradual changes in each child. It's exciting to see them grow and learn.

Teaching since: 2003

Miroslava F., Daycare Lead Teacher, River School West Side, a Bright Horizons School , New York, NY

Miroslava F.

I love teaching because: I like to see children grow up into confident explorers who are always eager to learn. Every day is a unique and rewarding challenge with children.

Teaching since: 1990

Anthony G., Daycare Associate Teacher, River School West Side, a Bright Horizons School , New York, NY

Anthony G.

I love teaching because: It gives one the opportunity to guide and present new ideas about learning along with introducing interesting & engaging topics

Teaching since: 2014


Bringing Our Curriculum to Life

Scientific experiments for Kids | STEM activities|Safety goggles|Bright Horizons

Our NAEYC Accreditation

Bright Horizons is committed to 100% NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children) accreditation for all of our eligible child care centers and preschools.

Why NAEYC? Based on a multi-step process of continuous evaluation and improvement, NAEYC accreditation is the most comprehensive in the field, ensuring that our programs are informed by research and demonstrate high-quality standards.

NAEYC accreditation is our commitment to families. It is one way we provide the very best care and education for young children. Bright Horizons goes beyond what a traditional daycare would offer in order to establish a strong foundation for success in school and life.