Welcome to Lamont-Doherty Child Development Center

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Ready to Become a Bright Horizons Parent?

Lauretta T., Daycare Center Director, Lamont-Doherty Child Development Center, Palisades, NY

Meet the Center Director

Lauretta Thomas

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

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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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Meet Our Teaching Team

Carol M., Daycare Teacher, Lamont-Doherty Child Development Center, Palisades, NY

Carol M.

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

Lori Z., Daycare Teacher, Lamont-Doherty Child Development Center, Palisades, NY

Lori Z.

I love teaching because: I love watching my children grow and develop. It is extremely rewarding to see them change over such a short amount of time.

Teaching since: 2007

Marina S., Daycare Lead Teacher, Lamont-Doherty Child Development Center, Palisades, NY

Marina S.

I love teaching because: Teaching allows me to build a relationship with the children. I learn from them as much as I teach them.

Teaching since: 2020


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.


Upcoming Events for Families

Summer Explorations

June 30 | 8am-6pm

Join us for an action-packed summer! Rolling enrollment starts in March.