Welcome to Bright Horizons at Riverdale

Meet the Center Director

Chandele Morris

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 Camp

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

Kimberly G.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: I enjoy witnessing the children's initial reaction and responses to the new things we share with them everyday. Watching them grow and progress under our care is phenomenal.

Teaching since: 2015

Jennifer G.

Twos Classroom

I love teaching because: they are always eager to learn, they are able to soak up information and are always happy to apply this knowledge in their everyday lives.

Teaching since: 2014

Rita H.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: I love seeing them learn and enjoy learning new things.

Teaching since: 2012

Cristina N.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: it is great when you see the progress a child makes either academically or socially.

Teaching since: 2004

Mandy Z.

Enrichment Staff

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

Teaching since: 2009

Evana W.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: children are our future & I want to be a part of their development & growth.

Teaching since: 2015

Jacqueline A.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: being able to help each child surpass their child developmental milestones is a wonderful experience.

Teaching since: 2010


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 Works

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. Kimberly and Ms. Renee, Thank you for welcoming our Camila into your Infant 5 classroom. We really appreciate the work and time you spend with Camila. We believe that early education is important and we are so happy that Camila got her start with you two. Again, thank you so much!”


Yesenia, Angel, and Camila

“We've seen RJ blossom from the moment he entered Bright Horizons until present day. RJ's growth and development is a testament to the teachers who care for him daily. The patience, competence and caring attitude of the staff make RJ feel welcome and part of the family is heartwarming. Thank You!”


Robin and Elie Ferrer

“Thanks for challenging me to do my best. Since I was carried into your classroom (?), you've pushed me to no limit. You've made sure that I am ready and prepared for Toddlers and have nurtured me a long the way. Thank you for wiping tears, making me laugh and trying hard to get me to nap. I ? u”



“What can we say? You've exceeded our expectations. You provided a teaching/learning experience for Xander that will forever serve as part of his foundation. Thank you for ensuring that he met his developmental milestones and more importantly thank you for providing the security we needed to leave Xander in your care each day. We will always appreciate you. ? The Hurts Family”


The Hurts Family

“Thank you for greeting me at the door with such joy and excitement! It makes me feel so good. I look forward to spending the day with you and know that each day will be filled with learning and fun! I love the games we play like peek a boo and the walks we take to the park. Thank u for being a good teacher. I?u”



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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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