Welcome to Bright Horizons at The Columbia Federal Center

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Meet the Center Director

Latifah Long
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A Bright Horizons Child Care Teacher and her Student.

Our NAEYC Accreditation

Bright Horizons is committed to 100% NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children) accreditation for all of our eligible child care centers and preschools.

Why NAEYC? Based on a multi-step process of continuous evaluation and improvement, NAEYC accreditation is the most comprehensive in the field, ensuring that our programs are informed by research and demonstrate high-quality standards.

NAEYC accreditation is our commitment to families; to providing the very best care and education for young children; and to establishing a strong foundation for their success in school and life.


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


Meet Our Teaching Team

Gayla S.

Twos Classroom

I love teaching because: I love to see the pride on their faces when they learn new things. They teach me more than I could ever teach them.

Teaching since: 1986

Nancy S.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: I get to be a part of their fundamental years of learning, and being able to touch their lives in that capacity is amazing.

Teaching since: 2000

Sabrina H.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: I love to see children learn and grow.

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 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.

“Thank you for all that you do Natalie is so bright and continues to learn. She is growing up to be a good helper at home with her sister! Kristen Aka Natalie Mom”



“Thank you for all that you do with Natalie she has learned so much in your class and she has become such a good helper at home with her sister. Kristen Aka Natalies mom”



“We are so grateful for all of you! From Clintoria who welcomes our boy every day with a smile, to Mahogany and Nancy who spend their days showing him love, Ms. Margaret who prepares his meals and every staff member who greets him by name on the way in and out: THANK YOU! You are so appeciated!”


Sarah and Matt Ramsey

“Thank you so much for taking care of our baby girl. She always smiles when she sees you at drop off and we can tell she is happy. We appreciate that more than we can put into words. ”


Christine H. -Bright Horizons Parent

“We are grateful EVERY DAY for the teachers and staff at Bright Horizons. Our oldest amazes us with all that he has learned in the Early Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten classes and our infant receives the highest quality of care. We see you working hard and truly excelling at what you do.”


Trapper and Amanda Harris

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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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