Welcome to Lamont-Doherty Child Development Center

Ready to Become a Bright Horizons Parent?

Meet the Center Director

Monika Torres

M-F: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Enrollment Info: 877-624-4532
Phone: 845-580-1479

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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

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Meet Our Teaching Team

Carol M.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: I love teaching because I like to observe how the children grow as they learn and explore new things.

Teaching since: 1999

Carolyn H.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: I love teaching because I love watching children learn and grow. I am proud to be a part of the learning process.

Teaching since: 2009

Wania C.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: I love teaching because I enjoy seeing the children grow and develop. I enjoy enhancing their curiosity and independence.

Teaching since: 2001


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.

“Dear Ms. Carrie--Thank you so much for taking such amazing care of Linnea this year! She really misses the infant room and is always happy to stop by and say hi to you! Thank you for all of the dedication and care you bring to the center!”


Linnea, Karla, & Peter

“Dear Ms. Carol, thank you for all of the energy, love, education, and creativity you bring to the toddlers classroom! Linnea loves her experiences there with you and all her friends. We are so impressed with how much she learns each day and all the cool activities that she gets to participate in!”


Linnea, Karla, & Peter

“Dear Ms. Monika--We are so excited to have you as our new director! Thank you for everything that you do to ensure that the center is running smoothly and that all the kids, teachers, and parents are happy. We appreciate all of your hard work and dedication.”


Linnea, Karla, & Peter

“Dear Ms. Deana--We are so happy that you joined our Lamont BH center! Thank you for all of your care and hard work. Linnea loves being around you. We look forward to getting to know you better!”


Linnea, Karla, & Peter

“Dear Ms Wania--Thank you for another wonderful year helping Linnea and the other kids at BH grow up to be happy, smart, healthy, and caring. You provide so much energy, enthusiasm, and joy to the center! Thank you for everything you do!”


Linnea, Karla, & Peter

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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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