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From the 56 W., take the El Camino Real exit and turn left on El Camino Real. Go about 1 mile and take a left on Torrey Reserve Driveway. Landmarks are Ruth Cris Steak House and Insurance Company of the West. Contiue arcross the front of ICW and Bright Horizons is toward the back of the parking lot. From 5 N. take the Carmel Valley Road exit. Take a left on Carmel Valley Road and then a right on El Camino Real. Go about 1 mile and take a left on Torrey Reserve Driveway. You will see the Insurance Company of the West on your left and Ruth Chris Steak House on your right. Continue across the front of ICW and Bright Horizons in the back of the parking lot. From 5 S. take the Carmel Mountain Road exit. Take a right on Carmel Mountain and a left on El Camino Real. Go about 1 mile, pass Arroyo Sorrento Road (on your right) and make an immediate right into the Bright Horizons parking lot. Do not turn on Arroyo Sorrento Road. There is no entrance into the Bright Horizons parking lot.l

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Welcome to Bright Horizons Del Mar

A great place to learn, discover and grow serving ages Two - Transitional Kindergarten.

Our highly skilled teachers provide the environment and experiences from which children learn and grow around "The World At Their Fingertips" curriculum. An innovative "Emerging Curriculum" allows teachers to teach the desired skill sets as appropriate for each age around topics that the children are interested in. This forms the foundation of child directed learning. Our mission is to provide a caring and nurturing environment where your child can learn and develop eventually transitioning to elementary school with a love for learning and confidence in themselves.

Our center is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 am to 6:00 pm. We offer full-time and part-time enrollment options for children ages Two through Transitional Kindergarten. We are located in the greater Del Mar area - on El Camino Real Road in Carmel Valley with convenient access to the I-5 and 56 freeways.

Tours are scheduled by appointment. Please call 858-509-0419.

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What Parents are Saying

Our greatest advocates are also our closest friends.

"Deanna is an amazing teacher! She is very responsible, caring, and energetic. She truly seems to love her job and it shows when she is with the children. She is creative and bright. She works hard to give attention to all the children in a very busy classroom of 3-4 year olds. Thank you!"

Our Center Programs & Services

Here are a few of our best features.

Full- and part-time early education and preschool, Drop-in / emergency-care, School holiday - vacation care, Summer camp

Upcoming Events

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  • Dec 15

    6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Holiday Show

    Our annual Holiday Show for our families is on December 15th at 6:30pm. We will also be having a special visitor from the North Pole here after the show to take pictures with the children.

  • Dec 19

    3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Holiday Puppet Show

  • Dec 22

    7:30 AM - 6:00 PM Center Closed Dec. 22nd

    Happy Holidays!

  • Dec 25

    7:30 AM - 6:00 PM Center Closed Dec. 25th

    Happy Holidays!

  • Dec 29

    7:00 AM - 6:00 PM Center Closed Dec. 29th

    Happy Holidays!

  • Jan 1

    7:30 AM - 6:00 PM Center Closed Jan. 1st

    Happy New Year!

Featured Parent Webinar

Quality Early Education: Choosing What's Best for Your Child


We talk to education experts from the National Association for the Education for Young Children (NAEYC) to get insider tips on what to look for in a quality early childhood education program. You’ll hear how NAEYC sets standards and how to select the option best suited to your child’s unique needs.

Bright Horizons Parent Community

Helping dad when mom goes back to workThe Bright Horizons Parent Community is a great place for parents and educators to share ideas, get perspectives and ask questions. Looking for info on potty training your toddler or how to get your preschooler started with chores? This is the place for you.

Bright Spaces Help Children in Crisis

Bright Horizons Foundation for ChildrenBright Spaces - special places for children in homeless and domestic violence shelters and other agencies - help children experiencing trauma. Bright Horizons teachers and employees help create Bright Spaces, support them through volunteering, and make a difference across hundreds of communities and serve thousands of children each year. To learn more, including how you could be involved, visit Making Connections Through Bright Spaces, a digital magazine celebrating the impact our programs make in people's lives.

Meals

Healthy snacks using whole grains and fresh fruits & vegetables provided daily

Get involved in our Enrichment Activities

Because knowledge is more than just the ABC's.

In addition to our curriculum's learning elements in math, language, art, social responsibility, health and wellness, we are proud to incorporate these curriculum features into your child's daily experience:
  • Everyday Math
  • Handwriting Without Tears
  • Outdoor Science Exploration Center
  • Growing Readers
  • Weekly Readers
  • Caring Matters
  • Movement Matters
  • Musical Garden
  • Healthy Cooking Lessons
  • Interactive Smart Board
  • Gardening Area
  • Water Park 
  • Weekly Music Classes with San Diego Youth Symphony

Bright Horizons Del Mar offers enrichment activities including a sports program called Playball and a Music & Dance class that teaches tap & ballet for an additional cost.
For more information on those enrichment programs please call us at 858 509-0419.


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