Welcome to Bright Horizons at University of South Carolina

Ready to Become a Bright Horizons Parent?

Meet the Center Director

Leslie Holt

M-F: 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Phone: 803-777-9202


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


Meet Our Teaching Team

Gayla S.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: I love to be a part of this special time in a child's life and teach them things that they need to know to become educated and great individuals!

Teaching since: 1986

Loretta A.

Infant Classroom

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Teaching since: 0

Kavon B.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: there's never a dull moment when working with children. They keep you on your toes!

Teaching since: 2014


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.

“We are so thankful for the love and care Ms. MaeMae shows our daughter, Kira. She makes it easier for us to leave our daughter at Bright Horizons each morning, because we know she is being loved and cared for each day. Thank you, Ms. MaeMae, and to all the teachers and staff at Bright Horizons USC!”



“Thank you so much for your hard work! We really appreciate all that you have done. You really have taught Ryleigh so much and we can’t thank you enough. We are going to miss you so much. Thank you for all that you do. Ryleigh loves having you as her teacher!”


Sara Goodwin

“They’ve really been very receptive to hearing our ongoing feedback as we navigate this together. The staff has done an amazing job. It puts my mind at ease knowing that the center has remained a safe place of structure and normalcy.”


Dr. Robyn Howarth -pediatric neuro psychologist

“I’m not worried about her now, and I’ve never been worried about her. That center has become family to us. You never think someone is going to care as much about your child as you do. But I really think these teachers do. Their hearts are gold.”


Dr. Julia Rosebush - Pediatric Infectious Disease Specialist

“Thank you so much for your hard work and kindness! You have been such a great teacher to Ryleigh! We appreciate all that you have taught her and the memories made in the toddler class! We never though she would love daycare as much as she does and we feel so comfortable knowing she’s being taken care of by the best! Thank you for all that you do!”



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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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