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*From Interstate 315South take the North Broadway exit (follow Hospital sign). Stay straight through light to go onto Thomas Lane. Turn left when you see the Riverside Children's sign and stay right to pull up to card reader gate. Push the intercom button to initiate entrance, we will release the gate. Park in our lot and come to the front door. Ring door bell and we will release the door.

*From Interstate 315N take the Olentangy River Rd exit toward North Broadway. Keep R at fork to continue towards N Broadway. Turn L on Olentangy River Rd.
Turn L onto Thomas Lane.
Turn Left when you see the Riverside Children's Center sign, and turn right at the gate. Ring the intercom and we will release the gate for your entrance. Park in our lot and ring the doorbell at the front door. We will release the door for your entrance.

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  • What Columbus Parents are Saying

    about Bright Horizons Child Care

    "From the day you started rotating through T3, Caleb has taken such a liking to you. I love how excited he gets when he talks about you, and you really have a great connection with him. Even in these few short weeks, you've taught him so much. THANK YOU!"

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  • From the Director: October 2017 Family newsletter

    (complete newsletter under Our Parents section)

    Happy October to all! We love this month here at the center. Fall transitions are complete, hay rides are just around the corner for many and we are gearing up for our annual fall fest along with our annual Trick or Treat at the hospital for our older age groups! October brings so many changes to us all but most of all for me personally as this is my last 'Note' to all of you before my new adventure. As many of you know my last day here is October 13. Becca Elliott will take over as director on October 16. I assure you all that you are in such terrific hands with Becca. She is a wonderful person and an incredible center director. As I have said before, taking care of your children is such an honor and I thank you all for allowing me this chance. I wish you all the best.
    Sincerely, Carrie

  • What Makes Us a Unique Place to Learn?

    We're proud of our intergenerational partnership program with Ohio Health!

    Every two months our Kindergarten Prep classes partner up with our senior friends at Ohio Health. Our Movement Matters Zone provides easy access for those needing wheel chair assistance or other assistance while we work on activities together. After our learning time, we all sit down together to enjoy a family style lunch.

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    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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