Welcome to Bright Horizons at Wake Forest Baptist Health

Meet the Center Director

Renee Thompson

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

Faylyn B.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: I love to see the children grow and develop everyday.

Teaching since: 1995

Talisha H.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: I know the importance of early childhood education. It sets the foundation for children to become successful students who will become successful adults.

Teaching since: 2004

Melissa C.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: I am able to be part of such a wonderful stage of development. I get to help build a strong foundation that not only prepares them for school but for life as well.

Teaching since: 1996

Tamara P.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: I want to make a different in a child's life.

Teaching since: 1990

Vallerie J.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: I have a passion for early childhood education. It sets the foundation for future learning and success.

Teaching since: 1989

Diane M.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: I like the fact that early childhood care begins their journey to active learning for a lifetime.

Teaching since: 1985

Marcie S.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: I get to watch the children learn and develop new things daily. Building a bond with the children is what I look forward to every day.

Teaching since: 2010

Jessica E.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: I enjoy watching children learn and understand the world around them as they grow.

Teaching since: 2005

Hope T.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: I love being around them.

Teaching since: 2015

Jasmine O.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: they are our future and have remarkable potential to learn.

Teaching since: 2015

Amy B.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: I like to positively impact the lives of children and families

Teaching since: 2008

Sally C.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: I enjoy being with children and helping them learn new things.

Teaching since: 2014

Tabitha M.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: I love watching children learn and grow.

Teaching since: 1998

Dianna D.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: they are full of hope and curiosity!

Teaching since: 2000


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 are so thankful for the love and attention that Luke has received at Bright Horizons! He has flourished under the care he has received. We love Nafisah, Diane, Keela and all of the other teachers who have done so much for us.”


Anna and Michael

“Sally and Tara - Thank you for always taking such wonderful care of my daughter, Emma. I appreciate your constant patience and kindness. Your professionalism and vigilance for safety gives me peace of mind throughout the day. You're a fantastic team!”



“My daughter just LOVES Ms. Melissa. My daughter tends to be somewhat reserved and is very cautious of showing emotion to anyone outside of the family circle; however, she just lights up every time we see Ms. Melissa. Thanks so much for all that you do!”



“Jennifer and Tamara do a great job simulating infants, helping them learn to play. Our baby loves being in your classroom, thank you for caring for her and for your dedication to infant happiness and learning! We trust that our sweet girl is in good hands when she is with you”


Skylar, Audrey, Harold

“Ms. Melissa is an amazing teacher who plans such wonderfully educational lessons. She has also been such a loving figure for Ben. He loves his Ms. Melissa and has learned so much from her. Thank you for all you do!”



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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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