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From the North: After crossing the Golden Gate Bridge, follow signs for CA-1 South. Drive through Golden Gate Park and turn right onto Lincoln Way at the exit of the Park. Immediately merge into the left lane and turn left onto 20th Ave. Go one block and make a left at Irving St. Merge into the left turn lane and turn left onto 19th Ave. Make a right turn at Lincoln Way. After about 1 mile turn right onto 4th Ave. At the top of the hill at the T-intersection, turn left onto Parnassus Ave. Our center will be on the left marked with an entry walkway lined by trees and a large wooden fence. From the South: Take 280N, merge onto CA-1 toward the Golden Gate Bridge, turn right onto Lincoln Way and Golden Gate Park will be on the left. After about 1 mile turn right onto 4th Ave. At the top of the hill at the T-intersection, turn left onto Parnassus Ave. Our center will be on the left marked with an entry walkway lined by trees and a large wooden fence.

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    "Thank you so much for all that you do for the children, families and staff. Bright Horizons has been a second home for our three daughters, and our family, for nearly 10 years now! The teachers have contributed tremendously to our daughters' growth and development, and the feeling of leaving your children with people they adore is incredibly comforting."

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    Bright Horizons® makes child care easy: early learning and care you can feel great about; with a schedule and convenient location that fits your life. At Bright Horizons you’ll find:

    • Nurturing care for your child
    • Care and education in one place
    • Convenient locations serving ages six weeks to six years
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  • Celebrating 30 Years of Learning!

    Bright Horizons is proud to celebrate 30 years as the early educator and partner of choice for families around the world.

    We look forward to supporting the next generation of parents and children, and continue to cheer the big steps made by the early learners at all of our centers. Because the most exciting milestones are the ones we get to celebrate with parents and children every day.

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  • About the Curriculum

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    Children learn in a variety of ways and at their own pace. Our carefully planned curriculum is designed to inspire your child at every age and stage. Built around extensive research, 21st-century technology, and developmentally appropriate instruction, our curriculum introduces concepts of math, science, language, culture, environment, art and health.


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    Inspired by knowledgeable child development professionals who understand the balance between nurturing developing minds and caring for tender spirits, children grow from curious infants into explorative preschoolers. Our teachers are all experienced and highly trained, meeting rigid certification requirements. They keep up with the latest techniques in early childhood curriculum and continually develop new skills to guide children on a path to lifelong learning.

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    Our center environment offers children a healthy and safe place to develop and learn. Through our Well Aware program and our Staying Healthy procedures, we set high expectations for creating healthy environments and also foster positive attitudes within children towards healthy living, physical activity, and nutrition.

    We’re proud to provide programs parents can feel good about, and to be recognized as a model for other early education programs by the Partnership for a Healthier America and First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move campaign.

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