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*From Interstate 315South take the North Broadway exit (follow Hospital sign). Stay straight through light to go onto Thomas Lane. Turn left when you see the Riverside Children's sign and stay right to pull up to card reader gate. Push the intercom button to initiate entrance, we will release the gate. Park in our lot and come to the front door. Ring door bell and we will release the door.

*From Interstate 315N take the Olentangy River Rd exit toward North Broadway. Keep R at fork to continue towards N Broadway. Turn L on Olentangy River Rd.
Turn L onto Thomas Lane.
Turn Left when you see the Riverside Children's Center sign, and turn right at the gate. Ring the intercom and we will release the gate for your entrance. Park in our lot and ring the doorbell at the front door. We will release the door for your entrance.

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    "Just wanted to thank all of you for all that you do and all the time and care you take with James. He is so happy and enjoys his time there. It's such a comfort to us to know how much you care, help him learn new things and have fun with him."

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    Bright Horizons is proud to celebrate 30 years as the early educator and partner of choice for families around the world.

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  • About the Curriculum

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    Bright Horizons’ The World at Their Fingertips

    Children learn in a variety of ways and at their own pace. Our carefully planned curriculum is designed to inspire your child at every age and stage. Built around extensive research, 21st-century technology, and developmentally appropriate instruction, our curriculum introduces concepts of math, science, language, culture, environment, art and health.


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    Inspired by knowledgeable child development professionals who understand the balance between nurturing developing minds and caring for tender spirits, children grow from curious infants into explorative preschoolers. Our teachers are all experienced and highly trained, meeting rigid certification requirements. They keep up with the latest techniques in early childhood curriculum and continually develop new skills to guide children on a path to lifelong learning.

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