Welcome to Bright Horizons Children's Center at NOAA

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


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 Works

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.

“We were so lucky to have you as Evelyn's teacher in Hammerheads! She has blossomed over the last year. While we are sad you are no longer in the classroom, we couldn't be happier that you will be the education coordinator. We are lucky that your skills and knowledge will stay at the Center.”


Noah, Lindsay, Evelyn, and Margaret

“Thank you, Ms Christine, for taking such wonderful care of Margaret. She adores you!”


Noah, Lindsay, Evelyn, and Margaret

“Thank you for taking such good care of Konrad. It is easy to trust you with our precious son because you are so patient and loving with all the babies. Thank you for reading to him and singing to him. Thanks for being so wonderful Ms Ivy!”



“Thank you Ms Tony for taking such wonderful care of Konrad. You can tell how much he adores you. Thanks for always smiling and greeting us so warmly. You are amazing!”



“Thanks Ms Christine for taking care of Konrad. You feed him so well. I also appreciate all the tips and tricks you taught me. Thanks for your patience.”



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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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