Welcome to Bright Horizons at Encinitas

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Ready to Become a Bright Horizons Parent?

Paula M., Daycare Center Director, Bright Horizons at Encinitas, Encinitas, CA

Meet the Center Director

Paula Mercer

M-F: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Phone: +1 760-942-0500

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Our Early Education Programs Offer More Than Daycare

Toddler girl in a pink coat and two pigtails looking up and smiling


An engaging world where toddlers learn and explore

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Where curious children become inspired and ready for school

Kindergarten boy wearing a plaid shirt and striped hat outside

Transitional Kindergarten

Preparing children for success in kindergarten and beyond


Meet Our Teaching Team

Monica K., Daycare Teacher, Bright Horizons at Encinitas, Encinitas, CA

Monica K.

I love teaching because: I love the thrill of it all!!

Teaching since: 1990

Karen A., Daycare Teacher, Bright Horizons at Encinitas, Encinitas, CA

Karen A.

I love teaching because: Every day is a new adventure!

Teaching since: 1986

Kimberly I., Daycare Teacher, Bright Horizons at Encinitas, Encinitas, CA

Kimberly I.

I love teaching because: We get to give children their first positive experience in school.

Teaching since: 1982


Bringing Our Curriculum to Life

Scientific experiments for Kids | STEM activities|Safety goggles|Bright Horizons

Our NAEYC Accreditation

Bright Horizons is committed to 100% NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children) accreditation for all of our eligible child care centers and preschools.

Why NAEYC? Based on a multi-step process of continuous evaluation and improvement, NAEYC accreditation is the most comprehensive in the field, ensuring that our programs are informed by research and demonstrate high-quality standards.

NAEYC accreditation is our commitment to families. It is one way we provide the very best care and education for young children. Bright Horizons goes beyond what a traditional daycare would offer in order to establish a strong foundation for success in school and life.


Upcoming Events for Families

Summer Explorations

June 30 | 8am-6pm

Join us for an action-packed summer! Rolling enrollment starts in March.