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Directions to Bright Horizons at University Village 2688 NE University Village St. Seattle, WA 98105 From Highway 520 take the Montlake Blvd. NE exit going north toward the University of Washington. Montlake Blvd. NE splits and curves right to become NE 45th St. and also stays straight to become 25th Ave. NE. You will see the University Village Shopping Center to the northeast of that intersection. Enter the mall off of either street and find the Bartell Drug Store. The center is located to the left of that drug store. From I-5 take the NE 45th St. exit going east towards the University of Washington. After passing the University you will travel down a long hill and see the University Village Shopping Center ahead. Turn left onto NE 45th St. at the bottom of the hill and make a left into the shopping mall at the QFC sign. Find the Bartell Drug Store. The center is located to the left of that drug store.

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About Our Staff

A Bright Horizons teacher is a nurturer as well as an educator, someone who encourages learning through exploration, and who understands the balance between what a child needs to feel safe and what she requires to reach her potential. Your child’s teacher is your partner. At Bright Horizons, families and teachers work together --celebrating successes, navigating challenges, and communicating daily about your child’s achievements and goals.

Meet Our Teachers

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  • Name: Adriana
  • I Teach: Infants
  • Teaching Since: 2013
  • I love teaching children because: They always have something to teach you!
  • Favorite Children's Book: Bridge to Terabithia
  • Name: Alem
  • I Teach: Infants
  • Teaching Since: 2006
  • I love teaching children because: They always have a smile
  • Favorite Children's Book: 10 Little Monkeys
  • Name: Alyssa
  • I Teach: Kprep
  • Teaching Since: 2014
  • I love teaching children because: the children grow so fast and it's great to see how smart and quick they develop into young children.
  • Favorite Children's Book: Love You Forever
  • Name: Amanda
  • I Teach: All
  • Teaching Since: 2012
  • I love teaching children because: Kids are fantastic!
  • Favorite Children's Book: The Giving Tree!
  • Name: Andrea T.
  • I Teach: All
  • Teaching Since: 2015
  • I love teaching children because: I love watching children grow
  • Favorite Children's Book: Goodnight Moon
  • Name: Berhane
  • I Teach: Infants
  • Teaching Since: 2005
  • I love teaching children because: I want to share my experience and I love babies!
  • Favorite Children's Book: Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See
  • Name: Caryl
  • I Teach: Toddlers
  • Teaching Since: 1980
  • I love teaching children because: I love to create the desire of learning, trusting relationships. It all brings to me so much joy.
  • Favorite Children's Book: Carl Goes to the Dark
  • Name: Chanel
  • I Teach: Preschool
  • Teaching Since: 2005
  • I love teaching children because: love to watch them grow.
  • Favorite Children's Book: The Day the Crayons Quit
  • Name: Cynthia
  • I Teach: Toddlers
  • Teaching Since: 2016
  • I love teaching children because: I love to wtch each child grow and learn!
  • Favorite Children's Book: Oh, the Places you'll Go!
  • Name: Diane
  • I Teach: All Age Groups
  • Teaching Since: 1994
  • I love teaching children because: I love their reactions.
  • Favorite Children's Book: Goodnight Moon
  • Name: Fanny
  • I Teach: Preschool
  • Teaching Since: 2012
  • I love teaching children because: I like to see the learning that occurs when they observe something for the first time.
  • Favorite Children's Book: Green Eggs and Ham
  • Name: Grace
  • I Teach: Kprep
  • Teaching Since: 2016
  • I love teaching children because: Children always have something funny to say!
  • Favorite Children's Book: Because of Winn-Dixie
  • Name: Karina
  • I Teach: Twos
  • Teaching Since: 2016
  • I love teaching children because: I love seeing children discover the world around them!
  • Favorite Children's Book: The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
  • Name: Kristen
  • I Teach: Infants
  • Teaching Since: 2002
  • I love teaching children because: they are extremely lovable creatures that are taking in everything all around them. It's an incredible thing to watch.
  • Favorite Children's Book: The Giving Tree and Blueberries for Sal
  • Name: Layah
  • I Teach: All Age Groups
  • Teaching Since: 2009
  • I love teaching children because: they are unique and fun.
  • Favorite Children's Book: The White Rabbit
  • Name: Lisa
  • I Teach: Toddlers
  • Teaching Since: 1973
  • I love teaching children because: "Everyday is filled with exploration and the chance to discover something wonderful." An anonymous quote that I think describes my teaching philosophy exactly.
  • Favorite Children's Book: " The Little House" By: Virginia Lee Burton
  • Name: Megan
  • I Teach: Infants
  • Teaching Since: 2010
  • I love teaching children because: They light up my life!
  • Favorite Children's Book: Charlotte’s Web
  • Name: Mekides
  • I Teach: Preschool
  • Teaching Since: 2007
  • I love teaching children because: I always knew in my heart that I would be a teacher.
  • Favorite Children's Book: The Giving Tree
  • Name: Peony
  • I Teach: Twos
  • Teaching Since: 2006
  • I love teaching children because: because it is amazing to watch them grow and develop.
  • Favorite Children's Book: The Feel Good Book by Todd Parr
  • Name: Sabah
  • I Teach: Toddlers
  • Teaching Since: 2008
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  • Name: Terry
  • I Teach: Everyone! (Float)
  • Teaching Since: 2014
  • I love teaching children because: everything is new to them; they have yet to know so much that we take for granted and first impressions make a big impression for life.
  • Favorite Children's Book: The Curious Garden
  • Name: Yolanda
  • I Teach: Mandrin
  • Teaching Since: 2014
  • I love teaching children because: They are so sweet and lovely. It is a true joy to be around them.
  • Favorite Children's Book: Pete the Cat Book Series
  • Name: Polita
  • I Teach: Two's
  • Teaching Since: 1986
  • I love teaching children because: Thier silliness, purity, and eagerness to learn.
  • Favorite Children's Book: Eric Carle Books

Administration

  • Name: Andrea

    Position: Education Coordinator

    In Education Since: 2005

    I love working for Bright Horizons because: It is a wonderful community where parents and educators come together with the sole purpose of fostering growth in children.

    Favorite Children's Book: Pete the Cat: I love my White Shoes

  • Name: Sylvia

    Position: Center Director

    In Education Since: 1981

    I love working for Bright Horizons because: I enjoy providing a quality education opportunity for the children in our care.

    Favorite Children's Book: The Orchard Cat - By: Steven Kellog