Welcome to Hope Street Friends managed by Bright Horizons

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Meet the Center Director

Lizbeth Ruiz-Torres

M-F: 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Phone: 213-787-2006

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A Bright Horizons Child Care Teacher and her Student.

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; to providing the very best care and education for young children; and to establishing a strong foundation for their success in school and life.


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


Meet Our Teaching Team

Bertha M.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: I like teaching because I love watching children develop.

Teaching since: 2007

Yaritza G.

Twos Classroom

I love teaching because: I like teaching for Bright Horizons for the programs we have to inform parents about their child's progress (TSG & Highlights)

Teaching since: 2013

Vanesa C.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: I get to experience children's cognitive, social/emotional, language, and physical growth. I love to see children grow in knowledge, confidence and sk

Teaching since: 2013


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.

“Frances and I share something in common. We both have 9 month old baby girls. Sharing that is a joy as she cares so gently for my little one. I feel confident leaving my precious cargo with her and the whole team in the Wallabies room.”



“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

“We love Hope Street Friends and the teachers in the Wallabies room! They take such good care of the students and always have a great attitude. Every time I pick Margaux up or visit during lunch I feel like she’s living her best life hanging out with her teachers and friends.”



“My husband and I love all the teachers at Hope Street. I have all the confidence in Frances to make sure my son has the best care. Shayan enjoys coming to school everyday and it's wonderful to see how much he has grown at the center.”



“Thank you for always taking such great care of Brielle! She's always so excited to see you each morning and I can tell how much she enjoys your creative activities. We appreciate you more than you know! XO”


Erin, Brielle


Upcoming Events for Families

Lunch & Learn

November 5 | 12-1:30pm

Join us to learn more about applying to Kindergarten.

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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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