Welcome to Department of Energy/Germantown Child Development Center

Ready to Become a Bright Horizons Parent?

Meet the Center Director

Pamela Yost Horan

M-F: 7:15 a.m. to 6:15 p.m.
Enrollment Info: 877-624-4532
Phone: 301-903-8600

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A Bright Horizons Child Care Teacher and her Student.

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

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Summer Program

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


Meet Our Teaching Team

Shamima H.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: It is so exciting for me to see their reaction to experiencing something for the first time.

Teaching since: 1995

Dawn N.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: they are open and they are full of curiosity. I like the fact that I am able to be a part of their early education

Teaching since: 2005

Gurvinder K.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: Every day is a new adventure with them.

Teaching since: 1999


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.

“My appreciation for the teachers at Bright Horizons goes beyond the words that I can express. They extend themselves daily to our children's learning. Both of my sons were more than prepared to move forward in Kindergarten, thanks to Bright Horizons.”


Jessica F. -Bright Horizons Parent

“I appreciate how caring Ms. Dolly is with my son. She goes out of her way to help him if he feels frustrated or if he is upset. I appreciate her loving and nurturing care of him.”


Rachel Denchfield

“Ms. Tanya is always so cheerful and helpful with my son. He immediately smiles every time he sees her. She is extremely nurturing to the children and her positive attitude is priceless. I appreciate her help in caring for my son.”


Rachel Denchfield

“Ms. Shamima is an exceptional teacher. She is thoughtful and patient, and provides a very nurturing and safe environment for my son to learn and grow. I really appreciate how hard she works to give our son such a great experience each and every single day.”


Adrianne and Rebecca

“I appreciate how Ms. Shamima is so patient and caring with my son. Thank you for creating an environment of enthusiasm for learning, appreciation for growing, and room for making mistakes along the way! I am grateful to have her as his teacher.”


Rachel Denchfield

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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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