Welcome to First National Child Development Center

Ready to Become a Bright Horizons Parent?

Meet the Center Director

Stephanie DeWild

M-F: 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Phone: (402) 602-2561

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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

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Summer Program

A welcoming place for age-appropriate fun, friendships, and exploration


Meet Our Teaching Team

Kelly W.

Twos Classroom

I love teaching because: I love seeing their faces when they learn something new. I'm always happy to get hugs first thing in the morning!

Teaching since: 2004

Emily T.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: I believe young children help us to uncover the magic in our day to day lives. Something as simple as washing hands--the mesmerizing bubbles, the water running along our fingers--becomes magical in the eyes of preschoolers.

Teaching since: 2000

Ashley M.

Twos Classroom

I love teaching because: It's new and exciting every day. Knowing you make a difference in the children's lives.

Teaching since: 2008


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.


Bringing Our Curriculum to Life

“Ms. Kelly is family. She loves both of our boys and our daughter. She constantly has wonderful learning activities planned for Keating and is so open and honest with communication. She is a wonderful person and we are so very grateful we have been blessed to have Ms. Kelly in all our lives.”


Doug Malchow

“My little Ellie is SO EXCITED to go to school every day. I'm so grateful she's been blessed with such wonderful and patient teachers. She's always greeted with smiles and hugs and the time that is taken to send us updates and pictures on the app is so appreciated. It's very comforting to know your child is in wonderful hands.”


Debbie K.

“Leaving your new baby with a stranger is terrifying, but we were instantly at ease when leaving Ellie with Janeé. She went out of her way to make things easy on us and also embraced our child's big personality. To this day, Ellie never cries when I leave and I know it's because of her great start.”


Debbie K.

“Kincaid LOVE Ms. Rae, and so do we. She is so kind and caring and has totally engaged our son in learning and we are so grateful we have her as his teacher. She is open with us and loves Kincaid for who he is which is the biggest compliment to a parent. Thank you for everything, Rae.”


Doug Malchow

“Thank you Jamie & Keri for all of your love, dedication, and patience! Your enthusiasm and energy carries on to each student and it is so much fun to hear what you’ve learned and focused on each day. Your encouragement and wonderful care of Reid will be forever appreciated!”


Kacey & Mark


Upcoming Events for Families

December Lunch & Learn

December 11 | 12-1pm

Join us for a Lunch and Learn event at the FNCDC about communicating with your child.

Center Closing Early

December 24 | 6:30am-1pm

Our Center will be open today from 6:30 to 1:00. We will be closing early in celebration of Christmas Eve.

Center Closed Today

December 25 | 6:30am-6pm

Our Center will be closed today in celebration of Christmas.

Center Closed Today

January 1 | 6:30am-6pm

Our Center will be closed today in celebration of New Years

18th Year Anniversary!

January 8 | 3:30-6pm

Join us for a celebration treat for our 18th year of serving Families and Children of our First National Community

Center Closed Today

January 20 | 6:30am-6pm

Our Center will be closed in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day!

Kindness Challenge

January 27 6:30am - January 31 6:30pm

Great Kindness Challenge: All week long we will celebrate kindness by doing classroom and center wide activities.

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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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