Welcome to Memorial Children's Center Operated by Bright Horizons

Ready to Become a Bright Horizons Parent?

Meet the Center Director

Laura Bakker

M-F: 6:15 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Enrollment Info: 877-624-4532
Phone: 904-702-1285


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 Camp

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


Meet Our Teaching Team

Merecedia E.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: I get to help children learn and grow into the best they can be.

Teaching since: 1989

Latoya S.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: I love working with the children because there is truly wonder in everything that they do.

Teaching since: 1998

Shirley P.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: They are our future, so we must invest love, time, and caring, and most importantly teach them.

Teaching since: 1990


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.

“We are so thankful for Bright Horizons there at Memorial. So glad we came and toured the facility over a year ago, and when we look back and see how far Luke has come, it blesses our hearts. From his speech, to his independence and yearning to learn, we are so grateful. Each and every teacher, caregiver and administrator has had an impact not only on Luke, but impacted in the most positive way, us as a family as well. Thank you. Mark and Susan Harrell”


Susan and Mark

“Everyone at the center is so loving and kind to our little Lana, and has made the transition from home to daycare so easy. Lana loves school days, and is learning/growing so much since starting. Thank you for being so wonderful and kind to Lana!!”


Becky Ruvolo

“Nancy has been so amazing with Eliza and with us. We are so very grateful to have her as Eliza's teacher and in the front office. Nancy has a special place in our hearts for her kindness and for the way she always make Eliza feel special. I think she makes every kid feel like they are the greatest.”



“Words cannot describe how thankful we are that Eliza has had a teacher like Maggie these past two years. She'salways there with a kind word and a listening ear and Eliza adores her. She is so good with the children. We are going to miss her so much next year.”



“I cannot express enough gratitude and thankfulness for you Jamie. You have taught Luke so much and we appreciate all you do with these children and I can see how much they love you and long to learn what you have to teach each and every day:) Thank you:) Susan”



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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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