Duke Children's Campus, managed by Bright Horizons

Welcome to Our Center

Welcome! We are dedicated to encouraging your child’s natural love of learning through enriching activities and educational play. The science lab is the perfect place for little hands to experiment and observe, and our reading nook fosters literacy skills with a cozy place to read. The age-specific outdoor learning areas and garden instill an interest in nature and the environment, and our expansive playgrounds have plenty of room for unstructured playtime and socialization. Plus, the outdoor spray pad is a fun area to cool off in during the summer months. Stop in for a tour and we'll show you around.

Rachael Tonneson - Center Director

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Red-haired Kindergarten Prep boy using a spade in the garden outside
Preschool boy playing with blocks

Enrichments & Extracurricular Activities

Art Studio

Extra inspiration through mediums, styles, experimentation, and introduction to the masters

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Everyday Math

Enhanced exploration of early math concepts introduced through engaging activities and songs

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Garden Works

Science lessons through actual digging, planting, cultivating, and growing

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Handwriting Without Tears

Tools and extra exercises to practice putting A,B,Cs into print (preschool and above)

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Movement Matters

Yoga, balance, dance, climbing and more to support physical expression, interests, and skills

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Second Language

Games, art, and songs to introduce a new language, a new culture, and a new way to see the world

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Sign Language

ASL-inspired signs for our youngest learners to communicate before verbal skills take off

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Experimenting with tomorrow’s skills in activities that go beyond our regular curriculum

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What's for Lunch?

Included in the price of tuition, our students receive healthy meals provided by our 2 on-site chefs. All of our meals provide nutritious choices and a great start for a healthy lifestyle while also meeting dietary requirements.


Meet Our Center Team

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Our Community

Our families come from nearby communities, including Durham and Raleigh. We're located off 147 at exit 14 (Swift Ave.) at Duke University (where many of our parents work) across from the Ronald McDonald House — easy to get to for drop-off and pick-up.


Our Graduates

Children graduate Bright Horizons programs with the skills they need to succeed in private or public school. In surveys, kindergarten and first grade teachers report that Bright Horizons graduates are enthusiastic learners who are socially and academically ready for the years ahead.

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Health & Safety

Your child’s health and safety are our top priority. Our centers have strict guidelines for cleanliness and security and we’re proud to be recognized as a health-and-wellness model for child care centers by the Partnership for a Healthier America.


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