Welcome to Principal Child Development Center

Ready to Become a Bright Horizons Parent?

Meet the Center Director

Ashley Wood

M-F: 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Phone: 515-235-5555

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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; 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


Meet Our Teaching Team

Jessica C.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: It is amazing to see the growth in each age group and to watch the children as they interact and learn.

Teaching since: 2012

Tiffany V.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: It is so fun to watch children learn and grow! They learn something new each and every day!

Teaching since: 2012

Jackie M.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: I love watching children grow and become individuals.

Teaching since: 2008


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.

“Thank you for the great care and guidance you provide - we could not be happier and more at peace knowing our little guy is in your care! We appreciate your partnership in helping our child grow and be the best he can be!”


Eric and Mary Ann Larimer

“Thank you for all you do for our son Jess! We miss him all day long and love that we have someone so reliable and someone we trust watching and growing our kiddo. Thank you!”



“Thanks so much for taking great care of Thea! We appreciate the individualized attention and care that you work so hard to provide :)”



“Kendra - thank you for all you do for our son! Kyle and I are so thankful that we trust and feel supported by you and Jess and all the teachers in TT1. Thanks again,”



“Thank you all for your care for Lennox. It is a wonderful feeling being able to drop her off without any tears because she enjoys school so much :) Bryan - thank you for playing your guitar for the class. Lennox absolutely loves this and its all I hear about at home those days!”



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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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