Bright Horizons at University Park

Welcome to Our Center

Welcome! At Bright Horizons at University Park, our number one goal is to provide a fun, safe environment that helps your child develop a love for learning. With a reading nook and library that spark interest in books; fish tanks, outdoor learning area, and gardening boxes that encourage exploration of the natural world; and dramatic play areas that boost social and emotional development, your child will have something exciting to do each day. Our teachers — many of whom have been with us for years — love what they do and will partner with your family every step of the way.

We are conveniently located off of Mass Ave in Central Square.  Come visit us today!

Melissa Amaya - Center Director


Enrichments & Extracurricular Activities

Everyday Math

Enhanced exploration of early math concepts introduced through engaging activities and songs

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Garden Works

Science lessons through actual digging, planting, cultivating, and growing

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Handwriting Without Tears

Tools and extra exercises to practice putting A,B,Cs into print (preschool and above)

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Movement Matters

Yoga, balance, dance, climbing and more to support physical expression, interests, and skills

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Sign Language

ASL-inspired signs for our youngest learners to communicate before verbal skills take off

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Experimenting with tomorrow’s skills in activities that go beyond our regular curriculum

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Meet Our Center Team

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Our Community

Our families come from nearby communities near Cambridge and we serve many employees of MIT and Novartis. Located off of Mass Ave right in Central Square, near MBTA Central Square Red Line and bus stops, we're easy to get to for drop-off and pick-up.


Our Graduates

Children graduate Bright Horizons programs with the skills they need to succeed in private or public school. In surveys, kindergarten and first grade teachers report that Bright Horizons graduates are enthusiastic learners who are socially and academically ready for the years ahead.

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Health & Safety

Your child’s health and safety are our top priority. Our centers have strict guidelines for cleanliness and security and we’re proud to be recognized as a health-and-wellness model for child care centers by the Partnership for a Healthier America.


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