Welcome to Bright Horizons at Old Town Alexandria

Ready to Become a Bright Horizons Parent?

Meet the Center Director

Shelly Chapman

M-F: 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Enrollment Info: 877-624-4532
Phone: 703-519-1840


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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Summer Program

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


Meet Our Teaching Team

Elizabeth K.

Twos Classroom

I love teaching because: They are so open to learning and have incredible potential.

Teaching since: 2002

Remanda B.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: I love being part of their growth and development, and being a positive influence.

Teaching since: 2006

Zhane G.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: I love teaching because It gives me satisfaction and I feel proud to see children become wiser. I learn from them and in return, they learn from me.

Teaching since: 2012


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.

“Jameson loves you and you are an important part of his day! It has been wonderful to see you grow as an early educator! Thanks for your wonderful relationship with our son and your caring personality. Because of you, Jameson loves school and learning. "My favorite Ms. Jewel" he always says. :)”



“Thank you for being such a welcoming presence and building a rapport with our family. We really value you as part of our school community. You are a trusting teacher that Jameson knows cares about him and fosters his love of learning. Jameson loves your music!”



“You are a wonderful male role model to Jameson and the children. Because of you and your creative healthy eating curriculum, he now eats salads to be "big and strong". Your communication style and caring ways nurture Jameson. Our family is so happy to hear that you were recognized formally. I will never forget the kindness you bestowed on me and Patrick nor the compassion you gave Jameson, even in difficult times that made a different. It is wonderful to see you grow as an early educator and I hope Jameson has an opportunity to have you as a classroom teacher in k-prep! Thanks for making our school a true community. You are a big part of Jameson's life and a great influence on his behavior and love of learning. I appreciate the relationship you have built with him and our family and the rapport you have with all the families and children in our school.”



“Your art projects are amazing and because of you, Jameson has ventured outside of the green! It is wonderful for Jameson to have a Missourian for his teacher. You bring a wonderful balance to the classroom and a calming, caring presence. We value your exceptional communication skills and creativity. You are very well organized and compassionate. Thank you for teaching Jameson "soft skills". I think your creativity and ability to develop clever art projects is an untapped resource. Thank you for always being welcoming to our family, building a rapport with us and loving Jameson.”



“Words can't express how much you mean to our family and Jameson. It is wonderful that you have been such a consistent presence in his early learning. Because of you, Jameson loves learning and school. You make it fun, but you also set boundaries and help calm emotions. You are a master classroom manager. The children are so happy and thriving under your teaching. You make learning fun and Jameson always comes home with "lessons from his day" about music, language, science and math, but more importantly about being kind, listening, sharing, treating others with respect and compassion. I absolutely think you are a rock of our school community. I can't wait until Patrick has you too. Knowing that you are Jameson's teacher, makes my day easier. Your communication with Rick and me and professionalism are stellar. You are exceptionally well organized and dedicated to your profession. We love the healthy habits like exercise and green smoothies that you have instilled in Jameson. "My Ms. Beth loves to run and she eats green smoothies. Ms. Beth always calls us "sweetheart" even if we are not listening and need help calming our bodies down." I love the de-escalation techniques (calm our bodies down and deep breathing) and think you should patent your classroom sleep environment and music. We really value and appreciate 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.

Early Education Awards & Partnerships


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