Welcome to Bright Horizons at Banner Baywood

Meet the Center Director

Michelle Colbert

M-F: 5:30 a.m. to 7:45 p.m.
Enrollment Info: 877-624-4532
Phone: 480-218-1785


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

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Summer Camp

A welcoming place for age-appropriate fun, friendships, and exploration


Meet Our Teaching Team

Katelyn N.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: I enjoy watching children learn and grow. I also love building relationships with children and their parents.

Teaching since: 2010

Michelle F.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: I love seeing the children's joy and excitement when they learn something new.

Teaching since: 2003

Sarah W.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: I love kids and I love watching them grow and learn.

Teaching since: 2012

Vicky H.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: I want to instill a love of learning that will last a life time for the children.

Teaching since: 1981

Gloria M.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: It is my passion! I love observing children as they learn and grow. Children, especially the infants, give such unconditional love and that makes it worth it every single day.

Teaching since: 1987

Cherril S.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: you get to see children learning and growing each day.

Teaching since: 1991

Valerie E.

Twos Classroom

I love teaching because: I have always loved children. There is nothing more rewarding that inspiring young children and teaching them during their most influential years. I love to nurture and care for children and let them know I am here for them always.

Teaching since: 1998

Gina Q.

Twos Classroom

I love teaching because: Making a difference is important to me. To be able to impact one person is an amazing gift, but to be able to impact hundreds is an honor.

Teaching since: 2006

Jennifer C.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: I love to watch the sparkle in a child's eye as they master new concepts.

Teaching since: 2014

Amie M.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: Every day is different and an opportunity to learn something new! I love to see students learning from their teachers as well as teachers learning from their students.

Teaching since: 2008

Marianne B.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: I love the energy and enthusiasm of the children when they are engaged and learning through play.

Teaching since: 1986

Destiny C.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: I have the opportunity to help every child grow and give them a genuine experience in the classroom It's rewarding to be such an active role model.

Teaching since: 2014

Kellie R.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: I enjoy being a positive influence in a child's life. To see how much they learn and grow in a short amount of time is amazing.

Teaching since: 2001

Jordanne N.

Preschool Classroom

Teaching since: 2008

Amber S.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: I love knowing that I am making a difference in a child's life. When I'm teaching and caring for young children it brings me great joy see the looks on their faces when they have learned something new.

Teaching since: 2014

Bianca L.

Twos Classroom

I love teaching because: I enjoy seeing how children have their own ways of learning. I enjoy seeing children grow and how they can teach me just as much as I can teach them.

Teaching since: 2017

Sarah J.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: sparking a love of learning that will last a lifetime has been a goal of mine in every classroom and through every interaction with young learners.

Teaching since: 1998


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.

“Cowan is new to her class but his speech has picked up tremendously in just the few months he has been in her class. He tells me Ms. Sarah is his best friend. When I drop him off in the morning I know my son is loved. He tends to cling to me but she knows exactly what to do to allow me to leave. She is wonderful.”


Rebecca Lesmeister

“Jennifer is so kind and nurturing to my son! I know I can depend on her to snuggle him if he needs love and to help ensure that he stays happy and healthy at school. Thank you so much Jennifer! You help this busy working mom feel so much more at peace every long work day.”



“Although my kids were officially in Ms. Gina's classrooms they have expressed how much they like her. Any time my kids walk into the building Ms. Gina says hi and my kids run over for hugs. She is an incredible teacher and glad we have been blessed with her at our school.”


Rebecca Lesmeister

“As a new family to the Arizona area, trusting someone with our son was hard. The day we toured at Bright Horizons our worries disappeared, because we felt confident that he was in good hands. Every time we drop him off, he feels it too, because he loves Ms. Gina. We can't thank you enough.”



“Cowan had the privilege of having ms. Stephanie as his teacher. He talked about how much he loves her. I knew when I dropped him that she cared for him deeply. She was always so happy and expressed how much she loves Cowan's hugs. We were so blessed to have her as his original teacher at this school.”


Rebecca Lesmeister

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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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