Welcome to Bright Horizons at Riverdale

Ready to Become a Bright Horizons Parent?

Meet the Center Director

Rebecca Nissani

M-F: 7:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Enrollment Info: 877-624-4532
Phone: 718-514-6974


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

Madeline R.

Twos Classroom

I love teaching because: I love learning. In teaching, you pass on your passion of learning with students of all ages.

Teaching since: 1998

Shemika C.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: each child is unique and they have unique qualities and potential.

Teaching since: 2007

Mandy Z.

Enrichment Staff

I love teaching because: I'm understanding, loving, and have lots of patience.

Teaching since: 2009


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 Catherine has the sweetest, softest, soothing voice and it brightens Diya's face as soon as she walks into her class. We have the peace of mind that our baby is safe, all her needs are taken care of and she is happy even when we are not around. Thank you for taking care of my baby.”



“Thank you 1000 times over for putting us at ease every day when we drop off our daughter. We know she is in excellent care while we are at work. Your care, dedication,, and activities go above and beyond what we ever dreamed of. We feel so lucky to have you as our Daughter's teachers!”


Evan and Dana

“We are forever grateful to the dedication and commitment of Ms Nikki in helping Diya achieve her milestones well ahead of expectation. The educational sessions, and daily learning activities have immensely helped nurture her skills. Thank you for your excellent care and supervision.”



“Thank you for taking such good care of Nora! It is easier to leave her knowing she is in such capable hands, and we love hearing about her day. She has already grown so much during her time with you, and we know it is because she has wonderful teachers. We appreciate you!”


Sarah and Eric

“Diya has a wonderful time with Ms Phylicia. She loves the fun, interactive sessions, games, reading time and trips to the park. Thank you for been an excellent teacher and care giver to my baby.”



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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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