Welcome to Bright Horizons on the Charles

Ready to Become a Bright Horizons Parent?

Mellissa O., Daycare Center Director, Bright Horizons on the Charles, Watertown, MA

Meet the Center Director

Mellissa Oppedisano

M-F: 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Enrollment Info: 877-624-4532
Phone: 617-336-4494

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Our Early Education Programs Offer More Than Daycare

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Infants

An exceptional place for your baby to thrive and grow

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Toddler/Twos

An engaging world where toddlers learn and explore

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Preschool

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 Program

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

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Meet Our Teaching Team

Kelli-Ann G., Daycare Lead Teacher, Bright Horizons on the Charles, Watertown, MA

Kelli-Ann G.

I love teaching because: I know that I am making a difference with the children. I also love seeing them grow and learn each day. I love hearing about their dreams and passion

Teaching since: 2005

Nicole W., Daycare Lead Teacher, Bright Horizons on the Charles, Watertown, MA

Nicole W.

I love teaching because: Teaching children is the one job where you get to relive your childhood, re-experience old and new activities and themes.

Teaching since: 2008

Dora D., Daycare Lead Teacher, Bright Horizons on the Charles, Watertown, MA

Dora D.

I love teaching because: They are happy angels preparing for the future and I am so glad to be a part of this.

Teaching since: 2011

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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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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.

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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.

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Upcoming Events for Families

2021 Summer Exploration

June 21 12am - August 27 12am

Get ready for a summer full of adventure! We are excited for summer 2021 and exploring fun in the sun!