Welcome to Bright Horizons Children's Center at NOAA

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Meet the Center Director

Kerry McAuley

M-F: 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Phone: 301 713 2657

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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

Devona W.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: I like to think that I'm making a difference in children's lives and I'm providing social guidance for every child that has be

Teaching since: 1998

Amina H.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: The children make me feel special and they motivate me to be active and to come to work everyday.

Teaching since: 2012

Dorothy B.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: I enjoy being able to help shape and inspire the developing minds of young children.

Teaching since: 1998


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.

“Chelsea - Ella loves being in your classroom! She always comes home talking about what she did with you and what you told her. And we always appreciate your quiet and gentle way with the kids, keeping the order, encouraging them, and engaging with their interests. Thank you for everything!”



“Rebecca, You truly are an amazing teacher! You have a skill and talent with these kids that is exceptional. Thank you so much for all you do and really preparing them for kindergarten. Not only are they prepared academically, but socially, emotionally, etc. You do such a great job working on all life skills with them teaching them confidence, conflict resolution, and how to be the best they can be. Thank you so much!”



“Chelsea, It has been wonderful to get to know you and have Hailey in your class! She has grown so much and I appreciate all you do! Your warm nature and welcoming spirit every day are so greatly appreciated! She LOVES school and even cried (full tears) when she had to stay home sick two days! All day I heard "I want to go to school!". If that isn't proof of how great you are, than what is! Thank you!”



“Amanda - Thank you for all that you do for Ella and her friends in Turtles. Ella always looks forward to greeting you in the morning, and telling you about whatever happened to her since the day before. Your classroom is always extremely well-run, and the kids seem so happy and engaged. Thank you!”



“Amanda, Thank you for all you do for Hailey! She loves school and loves seeing you everyday. She has grown so much in your care and I love knowing she is spending her day in a warm and welcoming environment. Thank you for all you do each and every day! You really do have one of the most important jobs out there!”



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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.

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