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Bright Horizons at Tampa Palms is located in the community of Tampa Palms just off Bruce B Downs Blvd and less than .5 miles from the Chiles Elementary School and I-75.
From I-75 and North: Exit at Bruce B Downs Blvd and head south. Look for the small green sign for the Post Office just before the first light that you will pass. The next light is Cypress Preserve Drive and there is a large white Bright Horizons sign on corner. Turn right onto Cypress Preserve Drive and the center is .4 miles ahead on the left.
From USF and South: Head North on Bruce B Downs Blvd and look for the New Tampa Area YMCA sign on the right. Move to the left lane and turn left onto Cypress Preserve Drive at the light. The center is .2 miles ahead on the left. If you pass McDonald's on Bruce B Downs Blvd you have gone too far and will need to turn around. After you turn around turn right at the light for Cypress Preserve Drive and the center is .2 miles ahead on the left.

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Our Preschool Program

Engaging children intellectually, physically, emotionally and socially

Our preschool classrooms focus on children’s newly emerging skills and advanced use of language, math, and scientific thought. Multi-disciplinary learning centers encourage individual skills and emerging interests in academics, creative expression, and outdoor learning.

Our curriculum stimulates each child’s innate curiosity and exploratory nature to prepare children for lifelong learning. Children move to elementary school socially prepared, excited to learn, and well versed in the language, math, and science skills they’ll need to succeed. .

What Parents are Saying

Our greatest advocates are also our closest friends.

"We are so grateful for the wonderful care and education our daughter receives from all of the amazing teachers at Bright Horizons! She wakes up so excited to come to school each day and talks about all of her teachers when she comes home. Thank you for making her feel so loved."

Our Curriculum Components

The building blocks to balanced education.

  • Language Works Talking, questioning, beginning to write and identify letters and numbers.
  • Math Counts Counting, sequencing, developing 1-to-1 correspondence.
  • Science Rocks Examining, comparing, planting, and caring for gardens.
  • ArtSmart Drawing, brush painting, exploring music, dance, and dramatic arts.
  • Our World Appreciating diversity, becoming environmentally conscious.
  • Well Aware Taking part in exercise and yoga, preparing and eating healthy foods.

Learning at Home

Messy Art Play

You Will Need:

Water, cooking oil, food dye set, paintbrush (bigger is better), sturdy paper plates, paper (solid color)


Experiment by mixing food dye colors with water and adding oil to see what happens. Then, add one drop of the dye and oil mixture onto the paper plate and have your child brush the paper with the paint brush. The color of the drop should move gently around the paper with the oil/water mix gliding over the paper.


Cover the surface with newspaper or a craft tablecloth, because the table can become messy and slippery with the oil.

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