Welcome to Bright Horizons Family Center at Braker Lane

Meet the Center Director

Michelle Carlsen

M-F: 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Enrollment Info: 877-624-4532
Phone: 512-833-7090

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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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A place for children’s social and academic skills to flourish

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Summer Camp

A welcoming place for age-appropriate fun, friendships, and exploration


Meet Our Teaching Team

Mayela I.

Twos Classroom

I love teaching because: I have the opportunity to educate parents about the stages of child development.

Teaching since: 2006

Angela M.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: Everyday is a different experience and I get to see them grow. I just enjoy being with them.

Teaching since: 2007

Elizabeth A.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: I'm influencing the next generation.

Teaching since: 2008

Amy T.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: They are innocent and very loving.

Teaching since: 2009

Cassandra Y.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: It is a joy to see children light up when they learn new things.

Teaching since: 2014

Sreva C.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: I love watching children grow and learn.

Teaching since: 2006

Qaisar R.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: It is fun and every day is a new adventure. I learn from the children I am working with every day.

Teaching since: 2010

Brittni C.

Twos Classroom

I love teaching because: I like being able to see them grow.

Teaching since: 2006

Alfred G.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: I like the feeling I get from helping them. I've wanted to be a teacher since I was a young child.

Teaching since: 2016

Andra R.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: I love children's curiosity and adventure for learning new things.

Teaching since: 1990

Ashley M.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: I love to see them thriving in what they are learning.

Teaching since: 2011


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.

“Thank you so much for caring for and teaching our little guy. Max has learned so much in your classroom. It won’t be long before he comes home and teaches us something new ;-) Courtney & Mike”



“Dear Ms. Amy, Karis loves to draw pictures for you. Thank you for helping her explore the world each day! We appreciate all that you do for her! Sincerely, Jenny & Kami”


Jenny & Kami

“Thanks for taking care of Oliver, sending adorable pictures and updating us on his days! You made it a priority to learn his schedule and we really appreciate everything you do. Keep it up!!”


Kerry & Michael

“Thank you so much for all the love and care you give to Miles. He truly loves being in your classroom and he has grown and learned so much with your help. We could not ask for a better teacher! Courtney & Mike”



“You have been a godsend to the Infant 3 classroom. Your passion and love for childcare/teaching really shines through those babies, especially mine. I know that the work isn't always easy but it is rewarding. It takes a very special person to do what you do everyday, so THANK YOU!”



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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.

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