Welcome to Bright Horizons at West 8th

Ready to Become a Bright Horizons Parent?

Meet the Center Director

Veronica Ainsa

M-F: 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Enrollment Info: 877-624-4532
Phone: 206-624-6360


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

Toddler girl in a pink coat and two pigtails looking up and smiling


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

Lina J.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: Children give you energy and keep you young. Mandarin Teacher

Teaching since: 2009

Cherie B.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: I love teaching because you can find something to laugh about each day with the children and they always have the funniest stories to share.

Teaching since: 2004

Olya M.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: I love to see kids grow and learn skills. The openness and creativity shown by children.

Teaching since: 2014


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.

“Hey Bridget and Michelle, Thank you for growing Ahaan through the terrible 2's and making it unterrifying, and so much fun! He has learnt so much in the past year, all thanks to you both! Thanks Praveen and Melinda”


Praveen & Melinda

“Thank you to teacher Cherie and teacher Megan for caring for my child! Thank you for your hard-work and devotion to kids! We appreciate you!”


Michelle Pickard

“Hey Megan and Cherie, Thanks for being wonderful teachers to Ahaan, and excellent role models. Appreciate all that you do for him and us. Cheers Praveen & Melinda”


Praveen & Melinda

“Richard is such a wonderful teacher and friend to our son, Nicky. We really appreciate him!”


Anh & Chris

“Thank you, Danielle, for all your years of care, friendship, and fun, for our son, Nicky. You're the best!”


Anh & Chris

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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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