Welcome to Bright Horizons at Columbus Circle

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Meet the Center Director

Karyn Alston

M-F: 7:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Enrollment Info: 877-624-4532
Phone: 212-542-5285

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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

Allisia A.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: I love teaching children because. I love to see their faces light up when they learn something new, plus they are all so cute!

Teaching since: 2008

Estefany R.

Twos Classroom

I love teaching because: I love watching them grow and develop. I get to play and laugh a lot. It also helps me see things from a whole new perspective. In addition, I get to show my creative side.

Teaching since: 2005

Dilci S.

Twos Classroom

I love teaching because: I love working at Bright Horizons! I have been teaching, working with different age groups from Infants to Preschoolers and I really enjoy seeing them learn and grow.

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.

“Ms amanda has endless ideas of how to make learning fun and engaging for babies! I love getting picture updates all day showing images of Sabrina playing with water or in a light box! Ms amanda’s creativity makes it such a fun day for Sabrina which makes me so happy :)) we appreciate everything ms amanda does!”



“Thank you, Miss Natalia, for everything you do to keep the babies happy and comfortable. You take the time to get to know each of them and I love how you always help Caiden discover a new favourite toy. Thank you!”



“Miss Jessie showers the babies with love and is very attentive to all their needs. I really appreciate everything she does to help Caiden feel happy and comfortable at daycare. I know she helps to make each day there fun and memorable for him. Thank you, miss Jessie”



“Thank you, Miss Tiffany, for all you do for Caiden. I can tell how much Caiden enjoys being with you by how happy he is to see you. Thank you too, for all the feeding tips. You’re helping me raise a healthy little boy.”



“Miss Amanda is amazing with Caiden and has done an excellent job of teaching him (and me!) over the last few months. She has a lot of good advice on helping him develop and learn and I’m really grateful for all the effort she puts into looking after him. Thank you, miss Amanda!”



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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.

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