Welcome to Bright Horizons at Downtown Phoenix

Meet the Center Director

Stephanie Hooper

M-F: 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Enrollment Info: 877-624-4532
Phone: 602-334-4775


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

Melanie W.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: I love seeing kids everyday and getting all my wonderful hugs.

Teaching since: 2010

Carol Z.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: I love the culture that Bright Horizons creates for all of its employees and families. I feel so valued and important and feel that the company truely cares about me and what I have to offer in return.

Teaching since: 1991

Shannon G.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: I want to make a difference in the children's lives. I also love to see the children grow and learn new things every day.

Teaching since: 2003

Christina L.

Twos Classroom

I love teaching because: I enjoy working with children. I love kids, and we get to be a part of their lives and see them accomplish new things.

Teaching since: 2002

Lucia R.

Twos Classroom

I love teaching because: I like watching the children grow, blossom, and learn new things.

Teaching since: 2007

Sarah W.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: "I love seening all my kids reactions when I teach them new things and they are very happy to see me. I always get a ""Hi Ms. Sarah everyday I come to work""!"

Teaching since: 2005

Dolores R.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: Seeing the smiles on my kids faces, no matter how they are feeling and always give you a smile. I like to think that I am making a difference in someone's life.

Teaching since: 1989

Tikisha S.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: I can make a difference and I love to see them grow into beautiful flowers.

Teaching since: 2006

Bailee D.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: I enjoy working with them. Teaching young minds is fun and exciting. I'm continuously learining new ways to teach and my children continue to surprise me.

Teaching since: 2006

Brianna F.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: I love being a part of a children's discovery experience. I love to witness the excitement they feel when they learn something new or accomplish a goal.

Teaching since: 2006

Tiffany H.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: it's my passion, I've always just love seeing their minds work and grow.

Teaching since: 2002

Kimberly P.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: I am passionate about helping them reach milestones and learn about the world around them

Teaching since: 2006

Melissa H.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: It is so much fun!

Teaching since: 2009

Elysa B.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: I feel like I can make a difference in a child's life

Teaching since: 2010

Tammy O.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: It is always an adventure and every day brings something new and exciting.

Teaching since: 2007

Melissa D.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: I love that I learn so much from them.

Teaching since: 2013

Jasmine T.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: I love to watch them grow, develop and learn new things

Teaching since: 2009


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 Works

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.

“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

“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

“Stephanie- We want to thank you for being so responsive to anything we’ve ever needed and giving us a sense that you truly care about us and our family. It’s scary to leave your child for the first time and you’ve helped make it so much easier. We can’t thank you enough!”



“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

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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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