Childcare Washington University

Welcome to the Washington University Family Learning Center

The Washington University Family Learning Center is managed by Bright Horizons Family Solutions, the world’s leading provider of employer-sponsored child care and early education.  The center is a 19,900 square foot facility that accommodates 156 children from six weeks to six years of age. The center offers exceptional, high quality child care designed to serve the diverse families of our faculty, staff, students and contractors. Bright Horizons Family Solutions manages more than 700 child care and early education centers, including centers for approximately 30 higher education clients.

Bright Horizons is an organization with a core mission of helping children and families. As Bright Horizons Educators, we promise to:

  • Nurture and care for the whole child.
  • Craft an integrated curriculum based on expert research.
  • Support and develop each teacher.
  • Implement an emergent, inquiry-based approach to learning.
  • Cultivate curiosity and creativity through projects, exploration, and play.
  • Encourage children to be confident experimenters and problem solvers.
  • Build an inclusive and respectful community.
  • Create joyful places for childhood.

For those parents seeking resources beyond those that can be provided through Bright Horizons, the center has resource listings of educational specialists, medical consultants, nutritionists, speech therapists and other community professionals who are available to work with children, families and staff.

The Bright Horizons Family Solutions curriculum, “The World at Their Fingertips,” introduces children to a world of books and computers, microscopes and problem solving. With varying components that include Language Works, Math Counts and Science Rocks, this curriculum helps children to build a foundation for academic excellence and a lifelong love of learning.

Bright Horizons helps children worldwide develop the skills they need to prepare for academic excellence and success in life, while partnering with employers to support their employees as they strive to balance the demands of work and family.