Welcome to Bright Horizons at West 96th Street

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Ready to Become a Bright Horizons Parent?

Ronnie D., Daycare Center Director, Bright Horizons at West 96th Street, New York, NY

Meet the Center Director

Ronnie Dorfzaun

M-F: 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Enrollment Info: 877-624-4532
Phone: 212-542-5287


Our Early Education Programs Offer More Than Daycare

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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

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3-K & Pre-K for All

A partnership with NYC DOE to provide free, high-quality early childhood education for children 3 and 4 years old


Meet Our Teaching Team

Tamara G., Daycare Associate Teacher, Bright Horizons at West 96th Street, New York, NY

Tamara G.

I love teaching because: I love working with children and seeing them explore, play, socialize and learn.

Teaching since: 2010

Arelis C., Daycare Associate Teacher, Bright Horizons at West 96th Street, New York, NY

Arelis C.

I love teaching because: I love helping with their development in social, emotional, cognitive, physical and language

Teaching since: 1995

Maya W., Daycare Teacher, Bright Horizons at West 96th Street, New York, NY

Maya W.

I love teaching because: I love seeing children's faces light up when they learn and discover new things. I enjoy seeing their social and developmental growth progress with teacher interaction.

Teaching since: 2000


Bringing Our Curriculum to Life

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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. It is one way we provide the very best care and education for young children. Bright Horizons goes beyond what a traditional daycare would offer in order to establish a strong foundation for success in school and life.