Welcome to Nemours Child Development Center

Ready to Become a Bright Horizons Parent?

Meet the Center Director

Lauren Francis

M-F: 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Phone: 302-651-4666

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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

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Kindergarten Prep

Preparing children for success in kindergarten and beyond

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Where children become engaged learners who take pride in academic achievement

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Summer Program

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


Meet Our Teaching Team

Marlene W.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: I love working with small children. I particularly enjoy working on Social/Emotional Skills! I always give a smile and warm welcome!

Teaching since: 2013

Elizabeth D.

Twos Classroom

I love teaching because: I have a love for reading books to the children with repetative language. Reading teaches skills such as memory and finishing sentences.

Teaching since: 2017

Shannon S.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: I love working with children and want to enrich their lives and build their confidence and self-esteem through education.

Teaching since: 2003


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.

“I am so thankful that my son has two amazing teachers that make him smile every single day and welcomed him with open arms. I feel very comfortable knowing my son is in great care and that he is having a good time.”



“Olivia and I wanted to send you a BIG thank you for making her days so special and fun! It is an amazing comfort to know she is happy and well taken care of. The whole Nemours team is phenomenal and Olivia’s Twos Two teachers go above and beyond everyday. Thank you for all you do!”


Jennifer S

“Miss Teresa - I feel so blessed that Libby has you in the classroom for guidance, discipline and nurturing. I am a witness on how dedicated you are in teaching the students and I feel relieved that you are the one with her each and everyday. Just wanted you to know how much we appreciate you.”


Kim and Tom

“Mr. Kevin - Wanted to let you know how much we appreciate you and all of the work that you do each day for Libby and the other students in the class. We are so blessed to have for her teacher day in and day out. She enjoys school and we believe this is due to the love and guidance you show towards your students. Thank you!!”


Kim and Tom

“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

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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.

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