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1601 Market Street is located in the heart of Philadelphia's public transportation system. Located just steps from the 15th Street station at the corner of 15th and Market Streets, the Building is easily accessible by bus, trolley, subway and regional rail service. Driving Directions from north of Philadelphia: I-95 S toward Central Philadelphia Take exit 22 toward I-676 W/US-30, Merge onto Vine St Expressway, Continue onto I-676 W, Take the exit toward PA 611/Broad St/Central Philadelphia, Merge onto N 15th St. Turn right onto John F Kennedy Blvd (TD Bank) Turn left onto N 17th St (Corner Bakery) Take the 1st left onto Market St (City National Bank is on the right) 1601 Market Street will be on the left.

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  • What Philadelphia Parents are Saying

    about Bright Horizons Child Care

    "Thank you for taking such good care of Max. We appreciate your hard work and all the experiences you've given him. Although it is still difficult for me to leave him, I am extremely comfortable leaving him with you. We are very lucky to have you as a wonderful teacher for Max."

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  • Bright Horizons Fits Your Lifestyle

    Find Out About Our Convenient Options

    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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  • What Makes Us a Unique Place to Learn?

    Our great spaces for learning and play!

    Nestled within the heart of the legal and financial districts of Philadelphia with easy access to Suburban Station and parking garages, Bright Horizons at Center City offers the best of early education for children in a location that’s convenient and easily accessible for our commuting parents.

    Yoga in the Courtyard allows children to explore and discover in a safe, open-air environment; while our close proximity to Dilworth Plaza means we can extend their learning beyond our own front door through walking field trips and water play. 

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


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  • See Why Children and Parents Love Bright Horizons

    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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