Welcome to Bright Horizons at Columbus Circle

Meet the Center Director

Karyn Alston

M-F: 7:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Enrollment Info: 877-624-4532
Phone: 212-399-3919

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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 Camp

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


Meet Our Teaching Team

Melissa D.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: I love teaching children because I enjoy watching the children grow to be wonderful children. Seeing them grow up everyday makes teaching rewarding.

Teaching since: 2012

Taneisha E.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: It is the best feeling in the world watching the children transition and grow from infant to school age.

Teaching since: 2010

Angela I.

Twos Classroom

I love teaching because: I love teaching children because I love the sheer joy of seeing their eyes light up when they discover something new and gain their independence.

Teaching since: 1998


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.

“Thank you, Ms. Fanny, for being an extremely caring, kind, energetic, and influential teacher in K-Prep. You keep the learning itinerary fresh, relevant and creative and our gal is so excited to go to school every day because of you! Thank you for being an “above and beyond” kind of a teacher. ????”



“My appreciation for the teachers at Bright Horizons goes beyond the words that I can express. They extend themselves daily to our children's learning. Both of my sons were more than prepared to move forward in Kindergarten, thanks to Bright Horizons.”


Jessica F. -Bright Horizons Parent

“It brings so much peace of mind knowing our daughter loves going to school. Bright Horizons welcomed her into their Toddler classroom with open arms, and ever since, she has flourished mentally and physically.”


Ashley G. -Bright Horizons Parent

“Thank you so much for taking care of our baby girl. She always smiles when she sees you at drop off and we can tell she is happy. We appreciate that more than we can put into words. ”


Christine H. -Bright Horizons Parent

“Thank you, Ms. Nidia, for being a consistent positive influence in the classroom (especially through all of the changes the students have experienced this past year within the class). I think I can speak for a lot of parents and students by saying we absolutely cherish you and thank you so much.”




Upcoming Events for Families

Curriculum Night

September 25 | 4:30-6:30pm

Infant and Toddler Families - join us to learn about our curriculum and how your child’s interests inspire learning.

Curriculum Night

September 27 | 4:30-6:30pm

Preschool and KPrep Families - join us to learn about our curriculum and how your child’s interests inspire learning.

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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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