Welcome to Bright Horizons at Kansas Street

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Meet the Center Director

Lauren Dahiya

M-F: 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Enrollment Info: 877-624-4532
Phone: 415-863-2533

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Meet Our Executive Director

With a lifelong passion for child and community development, Lauren is deeply inspired by Bright Horizons’ commitment to high quality care and education and is honored to be joining the Kansas St. family! 
Lauren’s journey advocating for children and families began when she joined AmeriCorps working in preschool classrooms with underserved communities in San Francisco during her college years. This incredibly fulfilling experience inspired her to study Child and Adolescent Development at San Francisco State University then leading her to become a preschool teacher. 

Over time, she gained further leadership experience as a site supervisor, director, education specialist, and mentor-coach for teachers.  With over a decade of leadership experience, Lauren is a passionate advocate for children, families, and teachers with strong conviction in the power of open communication, nurturing relationships, play-based curriculum, empowered mentorship, and data-driven programming. 

Lauren’s favorite thing about children is their innate curiosity lending them to become fully competent problem-solvers. She is inspired by children’s resilience, their natural tendency for inclusion, and their ability to live moment-to-moment. When Lauren is not at the center she’s chasing around her incredibly busy (but oh so sweet!) 22-month-old son, Remy!  


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

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Kindergarten Prep

Preparing children for success in kindergarten and beyond

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Summer Program

A welcoming place for age-appropriate fun, friendships, and exploration

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Meet Our Teaching Team

Hoai-Dung N.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: I love children and wish to witness them grow and develop appropriately. I want to play with them, learn with them, and grow with them.

Teaching since: 2014

Emma A.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: I enjoy observing the process of discovery that young children experience as they engage each day. I learn as much from them as they do from me!

Teaching since: 2014

Inga L.

Support Staff

I love teaching because: Young children are amazing people. They inspire me everyday to find the humor and beauty in life. It is a pleasure to help nurture their brilliant minds.

Teaching since: 2014


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.


Bringing Our Curriculum to Life

“There’s not a minute I worry. I never say ‘I hope she’s ok;’ because I know she’s ok. She’s happy when I drop her off, and happy when I pick her up.”


Maloise Jean -nurse practitioner

“They’ve really been very receptive to hearing our ongoing feedback as we navigate this together. The staff has done an amazing job. It puts my mind at ease knowing that the center has remained a safe place of structure and normalcy.”


Dr. Robyn Howarth -pediatric neuro psychologist

“Knowing my children are being cared for by the amazing caregivers at Bright Horizons has dramatically decreased my fears. I know my kids are not only safe, but happy and learning.”


Dr. Robyn Howarth -pediatric neuro psychologist

“I’m not worried about her now, and I’ve never been worried about her. That center has become family to us. You never think someone is going to care as much about your child as you do. But I really think these teachers do. Their hearts are gold.”


Dr. Julia Rosebush - Pediatric Infectious Disease Specialist

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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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