Welcome to The Academy at Manhattan Beach: A Bright Horizons Preschool

Ready to Become a Bright Horizons Parent?

Meet the Director

Vida Wessel
Teacher engaging with a toddler

Little Sprouts

Age: 16-24 months (a mini version of our preschool program)

When your little one is ready to play, but not quite big enough to independently stay…

Join us for a creative hands-on Parent/Toddler class that is a prelude to our Preschool Program.


Meet Our Teaching Team

Erika M.

Aqua Room

I love teaching because: it gives me a feeling of accomplishment seeing my students grow academically, socially, and emotionally!

Teaching since: 2015

Sarah H.

Green Room

I love teaching because: of the endless curiosity, and passion children bring to the classroom; to connect with each student and promote their love for learning!

Teaching since: 2014

Briana R.

Green Room

I love teaching because: I love the opportunity to guide their growth and development! It is so much fun, there is never a dull moment in teaching this wonderful age.

Teaching since: 2015

“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

“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

“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

“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

Early Education Awards & Partnerships