Welcome to Bright Horizons at Inova Mount Vernon

Ready to Become a Bright Horizons Parent?

Meet the Center Director

Julia Diaz

M-F: 6:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Phone: 703-664-7270

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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

Ashley C.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: I love teaching children because this is the time in their lives when they learn the most. It is exciting to know that I am a part of those moments.

Teaching since: 2001

Shakila G.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: The early years are the most important time of a child's life. I watn to make those years as enjoyable as possible for them.

Teaching since: 1987

Maricel A.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: I love their innocence. Teaching children allows me to feel youthful. I enjoy teaching them while they are young and ready to explore.

Teaching since: 2013


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 all so much for providing such a nurturing environment for George. He loves being around all his teachers and friends and we know that he is developing in a safe, fun, and warm environment.”


Nadia & Rick

“We can’t thank you enough for all the love & attention you pour into Max! His confidence had greatly improved & he is more social around the neighborhood!! Thank you much for all that you do!!! Guada & Antonio”


Guada & Antonio

“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

“Thank you all for creating such a fun learning environment for Ezra. We can tell how invested you all are in the development of all the kids and in providing creative ways for them to learn and think. We appreciate all you do.”


Nadia & Rick

“Thank you, thank you, thank you! For your positive attitudes, energy, smiles and helping me grow! xo, Owen & Laura”



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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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