My Favorite Things About Bright Horizons + It’s Coming to Democracy Center

This post is Sponsored by Bright Horizons, but the commentary is completely my own.

I remember the first time I picked up my son from Bright Horizons, he didn’t want to leave. He was having a blast and joking around with one of the teachers over a game they were playing. It was the sweetest thing and I felt so comfortable with him there because I knew he was in good hands. In my opinion, Bright Horizons is a pretty magical place.

These are the top five things I love about Bright Horizons:

  1. The teachers. Hands down the thing that makes Bright Horizons special are the people. They are seriously talented baby whisperers and can help lighten things up by helping children laugh when they are feeling uneasy. They engage with and are intentional about their care with the kids. It is obvious that they take joy and pride in it the service they provide.
  2. The center. I love how clean and well-managed space is. When you walk in, you will notice kid-friendly furniture, toys, books, as well as kid-sized toilets and sinks, and an attractive atmosphere with artwork. Even if there are several kids around, the place still seems peaceful.
  3. The Emergent Curriculum. Their curriculum themes seem to make kids more curious about the world we live in. They have themes that they base their activities off of like exploring the ocean, bugs, energy, transportation, etc. But it doesn’t end there, they extend the curriculum into their music, physical activity, experiments, art, and books. They delve into subjects that I would have never thought to do at home. I am very thankful for their professional eye for education.
  4. The communication. The information I receive about my children are on point. I legit never worry about them (and I am a worrier!). One time my son tripped while walking and they called to let me know (he is fine!), but I love the responsibility they have to make sure there is always open communication with parents. We are literally able to see in real-time what the kids are up to and I enjoy the updates I get with photos and daily reports. 
  5. Their growth. Bright Horizons always seem to be up-to-date and implementing the latest technology and best practices with education, health, and overall well-being. Not just for the kids, but for the employees too. 

Guess What?! Bright Horizons is Opening at Democracy Center in Bethesda, MD

Bright Horizons Early Education and Preschool® is growing in the Metro DC area. Bright Horizons at Democracy Center will open in Bethesda, MD this fall. Our state-of-the-art center will provide education and care for Infants through Kindergarten Prep. The center is located in Rock Spring Park, less than a mile from the Washington Capital Beltway (I-495) and Interstate 270.

The Bright Horizons experience includes:

  • Full-day, full-year early care and education
  • STEM education in Preschool and Kindergarten Prep
  • Age-appropriate indoor movement spaces to accommodate year-round physical education
  • Enriched outdoor learning environments, including access to a sport court and acres of green space
  • Real-time updates about your child’s day right to your mobile device
  • Catered lunch option daily

{Wait, there’s more: See the New Center and Meet the Teachers and Director!}

Bright Horizons at Democracy Center is excited to invite you to visit their center for a special summertime sneak peek every Wednesday from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM. 

There’s no need to RSVP; just stop by! See the beautiful classrooms, meet the teachers, and hear about the ways Bright Horizons can support your family. You will also have the chance to meet our Center Director Natalie Newell. Natalie is a dedicated Early Childhood Education professional with over 10 years of experience in the DC Metro area. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Human Development and a master’s degree in Education. Natalie lives in Maryland with her young family and is looking forward to opening our new center this fall.

They are accepting registrations for fall enrollment now, so please contact the center to learn more. Follow the center on Facebook to stay up to date on events and opportunities at Bright Horizons at Democracy Center.

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Courtney was born and raised in Louisiana where she met her husband (married in 2005). Since then they have moved several times, but finally feel very settled in NW DC after moving back a little over two years ago. She has four energetic kids: Cormac (2010), Evangeline (2013), and Solomon (2016), and Antoinette (2019). She thinks motherhood is absolutely wonderful, but she is constantly challenged and stretched in ways she couldn't have imagined. She spends her days talking Star Wars, legos, playing dress-up, and chasing her toddler. We all know motherhood is challenging so she wanted to band together with other mothers to start this site to inspire, learn, and grow together. She loves morning coffee, chocolate, chatting with people since she's an extrovert, a clean house (which is rare these days). She dislikes when her kids don't listen the first time, she abhors littering, and doesn't enjoy shopping.