Bright Horizons at University City

Welcome to Our Center

Bright Horizons at University City is NOW OPEN and accepting enrollment.  The center iis conveniently located on the 2nd floor of the 3600 Civic Center Boulevard in Philadelphia.  Bright Horizons at University City offers University of Pennsylvania Health System employees exceptional on-site early education and preschool for Infants - Kindergarten Prep.  With outdoor spaces that provide opportunities to explore, a Movement Matters Zone that encourages healthy habits and physical activity and, a STEM/ART Lab that fosters an interest in science, technology, engineering, math, and art with creative and STEM-inspired activities.  Stop by for a tour and learn more during our weekly Open House on Tuesdays or Thursdays from 10am-4pm.

Lisa Cianfrani - Center Director

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Toddler boy stacking blocks into a tall tower
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Enrichments & Extracurricular Activities

Art Studio

Extra inspiration through mediums, styles, experimentation, and introduction to the masters

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Everyday Math

Enhanced exploration of early math concepts introduced through engaging activities and songs

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Garden Works

Science lessons through actual digging, planting, cultivating, and growing

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Handwriting Without Tears

Tools and extra exercises to practice putting A,B,Cs into print (preschool and above)

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Movement Matters

Yoga, balance, dance, climbing and more to support physical expression, interests, and skills

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Experimenting with tomorrow’s skills in activities that go beyond our regular curriculum

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Meet Our Center Team

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Our Community

Bright Horizons at University City will serve all eligible employees of the University of Pennsylvania Health System.


Our Graduates

Children graduate Bright Horizons programs with the skills they need to succeed in private or public school. In surveys, kindergarten and first grade teachers report that Bright Horizons graduates are enthusiastic learners who are socially and academically ready for the years ahead.

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Health & Safety

Your child’s health and safety are our top priority. Our centers have strict guidelines for cleanliness and security and we’re proud to be recognized as a health-and-wellness model for child care centers by the Partnership for a Healthier America.


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