Welcome to Bright Horizons at Portland

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Meet the Center Director

Wendy Grover

M-F: 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Enrollment Info: 877-624-4532
Phone: 207-550-3570

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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


Meet Our Teaching Team

Brenda B.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: I enjoy watching infants grow and develop, taking their first steps, and saying their first word.

Teaching since: 1985

Mela S.

Twos Classroom

I love teaching because: I love to see them develop new skills and see the fun ideas they come up with.

Teaching since: 1990

Cristel H.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: Everyday is different as is every child and their needs. It is challenging and so much fun! I love their excitement & wonder!

Teaching since: 2006


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.

“All 3 teachers have been instrumental in inducting our son Prem who was a first timer at daycare. Ms. Mela who was first he bonded with, Ms.Nancy who made him to start eating and Ms.Tiffany for cracking that he should be with older kids. Can't thank you all enough. - Chaitanya & Arun”



“Eli's teachers are incredible-- they are patient, caring, devoted, energetic(!), and clearly experts at what they do. We appreciate them more than they can know and thank them for everything they do!”


Laura, Dan and Eli

“Thank you for being such wonderful teachers for Daniel. It means the world to me that Daniel feels comfortable and happy in your class! It's been a lot of fun when he brings home new ideas and social skills. And it's always a pleasure to smile and say hello at pickup and drop off time!”



“Ms. Rachel is a caring, excellent teacher. Lillian was so thrilled to see you after you started in her classroom. Thank you!”



“Jessica has taken wonderful care of our daughter and is such a great influence on the kids. Also thanks for teaching French!”




Upcoming Events for Families

Summer Explorations

June 29 7am - August 28 12am

Come join us for an action packed summer program that is both fun and educational.

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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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