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Aerial Tramway (From Manhattan) - Take Tramway Car at 59th Street and Second Ave Station. *
Bus - Take the Q102 Queens Surface bus to Roosevelt Island and exit in front of 888 Main Street.
Subway - Take F train to Roosevelt Island stop (***NOT Roosevelt Ave). *
*Take the Roosevelt Island Operations Center (RIOC) Red Bus. Make sure to take the Red Bus that reads Octagon Local or Octagon Express on its ticker. Exit at 888 Main Street. The bus stop is in front of the building entrance.

To arrive at the front doors of the Child Care Center - You will see parked cars to your right and the tennis courts to your left. At the end of the parkings spaces turn to the right. Once you see the playground, you are almost there. In order to enter Bright Horizons at the Octagon, walk through the playground and ring the bell located on the right side of the door.

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  • What Roosevelt Island Parents are Saying

    about Bright Horizons Child Care

    "Bright Horizons has created a wonderful environment for our children to grow and thrive. I am grateful knowing that my son is developing in a safe, healthy, and happy place surrounded by an outstanding staff. Your positive attitude and ability to connect with the kids makes every day better."

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  • Bright Horizons Fits Your Lifestyle

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    Bright Horizons® makes child care easy: early learning and care you can feel great about; with a schedule and convenient location that fits your life. At Bright Horizons you’ll find:

    • Nurturing care for your child
    • Care and education in one place
    • Convenient locations serving ages six weeks to six years
    • Flexible hours and schedules  
    • Back-up care options available
    • Daily updates via the My Bright Day app
    • Enriching on-site activities
    • Parenting and child development resources
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  • Celebrating 30 Years of Learning!

    Bright Horizons is proud to celebrate 30 years as the early educator and partner of choice for families around the world.

    We look forward to supporting the next generation of parents and children, and continue to cheer the big steps made by the early learners at all of our centers. Because the most exciting milestones are the ones we get to celebrate with parents and children every day.


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    Experience the Bright Horizons Difference

    Watch this video to experience the joys of learning at Bright Horizons, where children make new discoveries each day…in a center that feels like home.


  • 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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