Bright Horizons at Philadelphia

Bright Horizons at Philadelphia is committed to providing the highest-quality child care and early education in the world. Bright Horizons at Philadelphia is more than just a day care center.

Bright Horizons at Philadelphia is an innovative child care, early education and kindergarten-prep center conveniently located in the Fairmount Area of the city. We are located within walking distance of the Philadelphia Art Museum, The Barnes Foundation, The Franklin Institute along with public transportation for buses and trains to and from Center City. In each of our classrooms - infants, toddlers, preschool and kindergarten-prep -our teachers provide a stimulating environment for learning and development. Our highly skilled teachers are professionally trained and committed to providing children with quality, consistent care and education to prepare your child for success in school and life. We encourage dialogue with you about your child and welcome your participation in the center through parent committee meetings, family events, parent conferences, child portfolios, and parent workshops.

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Having discussions with your children around race and equality is so important, but it can be intimidating. Here are some ways to start the conversation naturally.

For more on raising anti-racist kids, access our on-demand webinar:

Celebrating the Holidays During the Pandemic | The Family Room

How can you make the upcoming holidays special, if you can't physically be with your loved ones? How can you make the upcoming holidays special, if you can't physically be with your loved ones? Here are 4 ways to celebrate and stay connected.

Yesterday was Decade Day at BHP! The children and staff dressed up from different decades! The 70's and 80's were the most popular. We had so much fun!!

Thank you to all those who have served – and to the families that have sacrificed alongside them. #VeteransDay

How to Cope with Stress: Stress Relief Strategies for the Whole Family

Keep the stress and anxiety at bay for the entire family with these 5 ideas and activities. Try these stress busting activities to help your whole family – even your kids – manage the stress and anxiety of daily life.

Today is Election Day and every vote counts! No matter who you vote for, at the end of the day we all need to show each other love and respect. Cayleigh’Jai and Sam wore the perfect shirts today!
#vote2020 #love #brighthorizons #bhp

Don't let social distance get in the way of social-emotional skills! Bright Horizons VP Rachel Robertson and fellow early childhood development expert, Ruth, share tips and ideas for helping your children stay connected with others.


No Tricks, Just Treats! The staff at BHP were able to go “Trick or Treating” in the staff room today!! Halloween may look different this year, but the candy still tastes the same! Happy Halloween!

How to Talk to Kids About the Election | The Family Room

How can you talk to your children about the upcoming election? How can you foster conversations at home with your kids about the upcoming election in a developmentally appropriate way?

Boks: Hop, Skip, Freeze

Fun is just a hop, skip, and a freeze away! Get moving with Mr. Nate in this activity brought to you by our friends at BOKS! Watch the full video here:

Growing Readers | Bright Horizons®

Our fall Growing Readers picks are in! From outer space to childhood friendships to even the history of Monopoly – we're sharing books and reading activities for every age and stage. Uncovering the world through books

Webinar: The Important Work of Play

What's the difference between solitary, parallel, and cooperative play? Bright Horizons VP of Learning & Development Rachel Robertson is breaking it down. Check out the full webinar with LEGO Education:

6 Fun Fall Activities for Families | The Family Room - Bright Horizons

In search of some family-friendly activities this fall that are both fun and educational? Look no further than these 6 indoor and outdoor ideas! In search of some family-friendly fall activities? These ideas will give you time together and will help support your child’s learning and development.

Take note of this at-home music activity burst, brought to you by our friends at BOKS 🎶

Happy #WorldTeachersDay! Thank you for making a difference in so many lives – today and every day.

We're rounding up 8 children's books celebrating Hispanic and Latino authors and characters. #HispanicHeritageMonth

Happy #InternationalPodcastDay! Be sure to subscribe to the Teach.Play.Love. podcast with Rachel Robertson as she discusses strategies for approaching this unusual school year.


Check out this at-home activity burst from BOKS that is perfect for the weekend! 🐸

We’re collaborating with BOKS – a Reebok initiative – to make our Movement Matters curriculum even better!

Exploring simple puzzles helps children develop spatial awareness, an important math skill.

The playground is an extension of our classroom! The children are using their gross motor skills to push the car and throw a ball in the hoop!

How appropriate is this book for toddlers?! What are your toddler's favorite books lately?

Whether grandparents & grandchildren are separated by miles, or unable to see each other in person right now, here are some ways to help them connect!

We love these quiet moments when the teachers can engage one on one with the children 😀 #awesomeeducators #earlychildhoodeducation

Children's Books Celebrating Black Authors & Characters | The Family Room

It is so important that children grow up seeing all different types of people – both in their communities and in literature. We're sharing a list of 13 children's books that elevate black voices and characters. Explore children's books by black authors or illustrators, as well as books featuring black leading characters, to help encourage respect, inclusivity, and equality from a young age.

Picking up small, safe objects with a pincer grasp is actually a pre-writing skill. Our toddlers are developing their finger and hand muscles and will be champion writers someday soon!

We're grateful for lovely days on the playground! What are you grateful for today?

Masks & Child Development: What You Need to Know | The Family Room

With masks likely to be part of our lives for the foreseeable future, what do you need to know about their effects on children's development? Do masks have an effect on children's language and social-emotional development? How can it be supported at home and in the classroom? Learn more!

Webinar: LEGO Education

What are the characteristics of play - and why are they important? Listen to our recent webinar with LEGO Education to find out!

From strategies for the infant, toddler and preschool years, to expert advice on digital play – our #BHWorldAtHome webinar series has something for everyone. Access it here:

We're breaking down why it's important to read with your children, what it should look like in the early childhood classroom, and how to make the most of it at home.

Philadelphia, PA Daycare & Preschool | Bright Horizons at Philadelphia

Bright Horizons at Philadelphia is open and enrolling! Contact us today to learn more about enrollment opportunities for your baby, toddler, or preschooler.

The preschoolers tried a new method of painting. They dipped yarn into paint and then painted with the wet yarn on their individual papers. We could paint every day for a month and never have the same experience twice!

We're diving into the current look and feel of child care, what you can expect to see from a health and safety perspective....and more. Jump in with us on 8/31!

Our see and spell puzzles provide an opportunity for the children to identify letters, develop their spatial awareness, and practice their fine motor skills. Give us a call if you want to learn more about our Preschool curriculum.

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Videos (show all)

Boks: Hop, Skip, Freeze
Webinar: The Important Work of Play
Webinar: LEGO Education
Conversation with Dr. Kristin Moffitt on Child Care Center Safety Protocols
(Virtual Panel) Raising Anti-Racist Kids: What to Say and Do
Bright Horizons: Health and Safety
#TeacherAppreciationMonth: Thanks to Our Heroic Teachers




401 N 21st Street
Philadelphia, PA

Opening Hours

Monday 07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday 07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday 07:30 - 18:00
Thursday 07:30 - 18:00
Friday 07:30 - 18:00
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