Welcome to Bright Horizons at Riverchase

Meet the Center Director

Veraoletta Sheffield

M-F: 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Phone: 205-220-5100

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Our Educational Programs

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An exceptional place for your baby to thrive and grow

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An engaging world where toddlers learn and explore

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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

Joyce G.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: Children are a valuable part of my life! They like to be shown love and respect. They like to learn by themselves and from adults. They are very lovable!

Teaching since: 1974

Toni H.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: "I love to watch children learn and I love when then have their ""ah-ha!"" moment when they figure things out on their own."

Teaching since: 2002

Durlyn J.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: I want to make an impact on their lives where they wil be an asset to society.

Teaching since: 2002

Edna S.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: They are so full of excitement, eager to learn so many different things, they are teachable, love to explore the world around them. And I enjoy watching them grow to be the best that they can be.

Teaching since: 1979

Shelli W.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: I love being a part of a child's first year of life. I enjoy meeting their needs and teaching them to meet their own. I love teaching them motor sklls, cognitive skills, social skills and communication.

Teaching since: 2006

Brenda A.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: I want to mak a difference in their lives and I love their smiles.

Teaching since: 1987

Latoya P.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: I love to watch them grow and learn. It is a blessing to have children in your life.

Teaching since: 2005

Valencia H.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: It is a joy to see a child's face light up when they learn something new.

Teaching since: 2001

Claudia T.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: They give me instant feedback about my teaching performance, even when they don't realize they're doing it.

Teaching since: 1994

Latisha R.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: Kids are the future. Helping them develop & explore the world is my way of giving back.

Teaching since: 2006

Krystal H.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: I love the reward of seeing a smile on the children's faces while they are enjoying activities.

Teaching since: 2010

Melissa C.

Twos Classroom

I love teaching because: all of the opportunities to learn with toddlers everyday, who are the most genuine and spontaneous spirits.

Teaching since: 2006

Christal H.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: I love teaching and the positive affect I have on the lives of the children and their families.

Teaching since: 2004

Tamara M.

Twos Classroom

I love teaching because: I love watching children learn and grow.

Teaching since: 2015

Lindsay E.

Twos Classroom

I love teaching because: I love how learning new things is very exciting for them. Everything is so new and interesting.

Teaching since: 2015

Jalynn A.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: It allows me to be a part of the children's growth and development.

Teaching since: 2016


The World at Their Fingertips

Our own World at Their Fingertips® curriculum is based on the research of the most renowned education experts. Designed by our education team, it’s created to support these important early years, to inspire children to be bold explorers today and joyful, confident learners for life.

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language works

Literacy, language, and love of books cultivated through listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

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Science Rocks

Spurring a sense of wonder through observations and experiments in which we ask questions and form, record, and describe conclusions.

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Art Smart

Fostering an interest and appreciation of art, music, theater and dance, while encouraging individual talents and artistic expression.

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Math Counts

Early math concepts experienced through counting, sorting, patterning, one-on-one correspondence, and problem solving.

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Well Aware

Healthy living developed through physical activity, good nutrition, and healthful habits incorporated into every day routines.

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Towards a Better World

Experiences and activities designed to help children learn to respect our world, its diverse people, and the environment we live in.

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Caring Matters

Support for important social skills including compromise, self-regulation, negotiating with peers, and forming positive relationships.

“It brings so much peace of mind knowing our daughter loves going to school. Bright Horizons welcomed her into their Toddler classroom with open arms, and ever since, she has flourished mentally and physically.”


Ashley G. -Bright Horizons Parent

“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.”


Allison Q. -Bright Horizons Parent

“My appreciation for the teachers at Bright Horizons goes beyond the words that I can express. They extend themselves daily to our children's learning. Both of my sons were more than prepared to move forward in Kindergarten, thanks to Bright Horizons.”


Jessica F. -Bright Horizons Parent

“Thank you so much for taking care of our baby girl. She always smiles when she sees you at drop off and we can tell she is happy. We appreciate that more than we can put into words. ”


Christine H. -Bright Horizons Parent

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Healthy Food for Growing Children

Healthy food is part of children’s development. Our menus align with our wellness commitment to Partnership for Healthier America. By eating family-style and serving themselves, children learn about making healthy choices and the connection between food and community.

Early Education Awards & Partnerships


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