Welcome to Bright Horizons at Encinitas

Meet the Center Director

Paula Mercer

M-F: 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Enrollment Info: 877-624-4532
Phone: 760-942-0500

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Our Educational Programs

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Toddler/Twos

An engaging world where toddlers learn and explore

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Preschool

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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Meet Our Teaching Team

Theresa B.

Twos Classroom

I love teaching because: I love to help children learn and grow in a safe, fun, nurturing environment.

Teaching since: 2009

Monica K.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: It is rewarding for me. I get to see them blossom into life long learners right in front of me.

Teaching since: 1989

Kristine C.

Twos Classroom

I love teaching because: I enjoy guiding them in their development and seeing how much they grow and flourish.

Teaching since: 1996

Donna O.

Support Staff

I love teaching because: I can observe children at play, socializing and building. Children are our best educators!

Teaching since: 1972

Jennifer H.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: It's the most fulfilling job on this planet. I make a difference in a child's life.

Teaching since: 1995

Karen A.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: Every day is a new and exciting adventure! I love seeing the growth and the "aha" moments that happen.

Teaching since: 1988

Jami K.

Cook

I love teaching because: The growth between two and three is so fun especially when they learn to talk, sing and participate at circle.

Teaching since: 1975

Lori T.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: Children are the future. I feel I am able to give back to the world if I can make a positive influence on our children today.

Teaching since: 1991

Jennifer D.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: Everyday is a new and exciting adventure!

Teaching since: 2004

Helen K.

Twos Classroom

I love teaching because: Children are awesome.

Teaching since: 2013

Yair R.

Twos Classroom

I love teaching because: There is nothing better than watching them grow up.

Teaching since: 2013

Sammantha H.

Twos Classroom

I love teaching because: I can get to know each child individually and help them develop in their own unique ways.

Teaching since: 2013

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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.

“Miss kristine is the best! She makes me laugh! She is silly. - sophie m”

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Sophie Mannella

“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.”

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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. ”

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Christine H. -Bright Horizons Parent

“Miss karen is so funny! She tickles me and hugs me all the time! She's always very nice to me. - sophie”

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Sophie Mannella

“Miss Jenny has such a positive attitude. Kai was very timid at first and she helped him come out of his shell. Her patient, caring, warm and nurturing personality helped him tremendously. He is much more comfortable and confident thanks to her guidance. Many thanks to her!”

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Kat (Kai's Mom)

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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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