Welcome to Bright Horizons at UM Canterbury Preschool


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Elva M., Daycare Center Director, Bright Horizons at UM Canterbury Preschool, Coral Gables, FL

Meet the Center Director

Elva Maldonado

Our Early Education Programs Offer More Than Daycare

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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


Meet Our Teaching Team

Dolores R., Daycare Teacher, Bright Horizons at UM Canterbury Preschool, Coral Gables, FL

Dolores R.

I love teaching because: I like to explore each childs intrest. I love being a part of their growth as I can help them develop life skills.

Teaching since: 1984

Lawanda S., Daycare Teacher, Bright Horizons at UM Canterbury Preschool, Coral Gables, FL

Lawanda S.

I love teaching because: I believe that the early years are the most important and formative years. I feel privileged to be apart of this crucial period in their lives.

Teaching since: 1983

Enia F., Daycare Teacher, Bright Horizons at UM Canterbury Preschool, Coral Gables, FL

Enia F.

I love teaching because: Being around children makes me happy. I feel as though I have a connection with children which makes my job easier and more enjoyable.

Teaching since: 2010

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Our Approach to Teaching & Learning

At Bright Horizons, our Discovery Driven Learning™ approach makes early learning an adventure. Find out how we nurture your child’s natural curiosity, focus on what interests them most, encourage learning through play, and help them get ready for kindergarten.


Bringing Our Curriculum to Life

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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. It is one way we provide the very best care and education for young children. Bright Horizons goes beyond what a traditional daycare would offer in order to establish a strong foundation for success in school and life.