Welcome to Bright Horizons at South Lake Union

Meet the Center Director

Julianne Bruning

M-F: 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Enrollment Info: 877-624-4532
Phone: 206-682-0577


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 Camp

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


Meet Our Teaching Team

Kyle B.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: I like making a difference in the lives of others and seeing them grow year to year.

Teaching since: 2012

Joy C.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: I enjoy seeing children grow and learn.

Teaching since: 2000

Barbara T.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: I get to observe and be a part of their many milestones. They are so curious and full of life.

Teaching since: 2014

Tareka B.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: children have the best way of remaining optimistic in situations where adults typically stress.

Teaching since: 2012

Amina M.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: I love teaching because the daily laughter, smiles and joy of child that is so contagious. Also because the love I have for teaching. I just love kids.

Teaching since: 2015

Miguel C.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: it is the perfect time and place to teach Spanish.

Teaching since: 2016

Minerva F.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: I love to watch children grow educationally and developmentally. Teaching gives children the opportunity to learn about the world.

Teaching since: 2001

Talat M.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: I love being part of the light bulb moments when children make discoveries and meet milestones

Teaching since: 2009

Abigail F.

Twos Classroom

I love teaching because: Their ability to make absolutely anythingfun is inspiring. I love witnessing them reach milestone after developmental milestone throughout the year in my class.

Teaching since: 2016

Lisa N.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: I love watching them grow and the light that shines in their eyes when they have achieved a goal.

Teaching since: 1998

Whitney H.

Twos Classroom

I love teaching because: Seeing them grow and learn in my care is the most fulfilling experience I've ever been a part of; they teach me just as much as I teach them.

Teaching since: 2017

Natalie D.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: Teaching is just as rewarding as it is challenging. I love that everyday I get to build positive and long lasting relationaships with students, parents, colleagues, and the community around me!

Teaching since: 2017

Sandra M.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: I get to watch them learn new skills while having fun at the same time.

Teaching since: 2017

Jeff W.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: I get to play with blocks, Legos, crayons, boxes, dirt, and play fun and games that most of us, at heart, dream to be able to after growing up.

Teaching since: 2017

Antonia H.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: The ages are viable to learn every single thing. They are always happy, thankful, and lovely little people.

Teaching since: 2013

Alexis A.

Twos Classroom

I love teaching because: I can be a positive role model or influence for them while helping them grow.

Teaching since: 2017


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.

“It brings so much peace of mind knowing our daughter loves going to school. Bright Horizons welcomed her into their Toddler classroom with open arms, and ever since, she has flourished mentally and physically.”


Ashley G. -Bright Horizons Parent

“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

“My appreciation for the teachers at Bright Horizons goes beyond the words that I can express. They extend themselves daily to our children's learning. Both of my sons were more than prepared to move forward in Kindergarten, thanks to Bright Horizons.”


Jessica F. -Bright Horizons Parent

“Bright Horizons has created a wonderful environment for our children to grow and thrive. I am grateful knowing that my son is developing in a safe, healthy, and happy place surrounded by an outstanding staff. Your positive attitude and ability to connect with the kids makes every day better.”


Allison Q. -Bright Horizons Parent

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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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