Welcome to Bright Horizons at Garner

Meet the Center Director

Maria Theresa Magabo

M-F: 6:30 a.m. to 6:15 p.m.
Enrollment Info: 877-624-4532
Phone: 510-769-5437


Our Educational Programs

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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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A place for children’s social and academic skills to flourish

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Summer Camp

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


Meet Our Teaching Team

Lorena G.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: children are eager to learn academically and socially and I love witnessing their unique traits and personalities.

Teaching since: 1999

Agnes B.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: Children are filled with excitement for life's many adventures.

Teaching since: 1991

Judith C.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: I love watching them learn.

Teaching since: 1989

Rocio N.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: interacting with them is a joy to me.

Teaching since: 1999

Claudia C.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: They are amazing and truly see the world in their own unique way.

Teaching since: 2000

Deborah R.

Twos Classroom

I love teaching because: they inspire me to help them discover their own greatness and uniqueness.

Teaching since: 2010

Sabrina N.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: "being a part of their discoveries is such a joy. ""Education is not filling a bucket but lighting a fire."" - W.B. Yeats"

Teaching since: 1999

Samantha C.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: it's a beautiful time in a child's life to be a part of.

Teaching since: 2007

Kerri S.

Kindergarten Prep

I love teaching because: I love watching how children's thinking develops over time.

Teaching since: 1996

Rebecca T.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: I love to watch them grow in their development and build loving relationships with them.

Teaching since: 2012

Jennefer G.

Kindergarten Prep

I love teaching because: I love seeing them grow and learn.

Teaching since: 2010

Summer N.

Twos Classroom

I love teaching because: they are full of energy and are always discovering new things.

Teaching since: 2012

Anjali B.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: they are spontaneous, honest and efficient learners. I realize learning is a process of scaffolding and not the ultimate.

Teaching since: 1999

Christopher A.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: I can guide them towards developing independence and the ability to take initiative in exploring their interests.

Teaching since: 1995

Carrie B.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: I enjoy discovering new ways of making learning fun!

Teaching since: 2011


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.

“We're happy to have you as Rachel's teacher. Thanks for taking the time to adjust to all the Honeybees. You are "sum" body special”. Honeybees+ Ms. Carrie = :-)”


Miguel, Janel, and Rachel

“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 for all your hard work as a teacher and setting examples for Vera to be kind and patient. She enjoys going to class everyday and it would not be possible if she did not have wonderful teachers like you!”


Jenny and Derek

“Thank you for always showing compassion, love, and, patience with our daughter. We are your biggest ‘fan’!...GO Warriors!!”


Rachel, Janel, and Miguel Edwards

“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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