Welcome to Bright Horizons at the American Center


Ready to Become a Bright Horizons Parent?

Amber G., Daycare Center Director, Bright Horizons at the American Center, Madison, WI

Meet the Center Director

Amber Gilligan

M-F: 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Enrollment Info: 877-624-4532
Phone: +1 608-825-6009


Our Early Education Programs Offer More Than Daycare

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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

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Kindergarten Prep

Preparing children for success in kindergarten and beyond


Meet Our Teaching Team

Nancy V., Daycare Teacher, Bright Horizons at the American Center, Madison, WI

Nancy V.

I love teaching because: I enjoy molding children into who they will become in the future.

Teaching since: 2010

Becky S., Daycare Substitute, Bright Horizons at the American Center, Madison, WI

Becky S.

I love teaching because: They are so full of life. Each experience is a new one and seeing them grow is amazing.

Teaching since: 2013

Amanda W., Daycare Lead Teacher, Bright Horizons at the American Center, Madison, WI

Amanda W.

I love teaching because: I love to hear the stories children have to share. Their imaginations can create some very detailed stories.

Teaching since: 2010


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.


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