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Directions to Bright Horizons Irvine From the 405 South: Exit MacArthur R on MacArthur Merge to left one lane R on Main Street R on Gillette, street sign at light will read “1900-2100” R at Stop sign Enter Parking structure and look for parking on 1st floor, or Bright Horizons reserved spots. Enter 2010 Building, 1st floor Find Suite 120 (says Bright Horizons on signage) Push doorbell, you will be asked to identify yourself From the 405 North: Exit MacArthur Stay to the right, the lane will automatically put you on North MacArthur R on Main Street R on Gillette and street sign at light will read “1900-2100” R at Stop sign Enter Parking structure and look for parking on 1st floor, or Bright Horizons reserved spots Enter 2010 Building, first floor Find Suite 120 (says Bright Horizons on signage) Push doorbell, you will be asked to identify yourself

Bright Horizons at Irvine

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  • What Parents are Saying

    about Bright Horizons

    "I love that my employer offers this program. My children have such a good time when they go there. The teachers are warm and welcoming."

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  • From our Newsletter

    News and Notes

    Happy New Year!

    Our center has new and exciting things to share with your families!
    • We will be hosting monthly One Day Camps for our Preschool and Infant/Toddler Programs. Please visit "Our Center" tab for upcoming events and details!
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  • Medicare 101: What Caregivers Need to Know

    A Family Matters parenting webinar

    Do you have a parent, grandparent, or loved one who might be eligible for Medicare? Join us Wednesday, October 29 at 2 p.m. ET for this upcoming webinar to learn about Medicare as a person providing support and care for elder parents, grandparents, or other loved ones. From paperwork to policies, perks, and pitfalls, this webinar offers exclusive access to AARP Family & Health Experts to discuss all things Medicare - and to answer your questions live.


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  • Why Use Back-Up Care?

    We help you balance your work and home life.


    Bright Horizons understands the challenges you face balancing competing personal and professional demands, especially when child care issues arise.

    Use Back-Up Care Advantage when: 

    • Your regular caregiver is unavailable, sick, or on vacation
    • Your stay-at-home spouse has appointments
    • You are transitioning between care arrangements
    • Your regular child care center is closed
    • You are transitioning back to work from parental leave
    • You are traveling for business and taking your child with you
    • School is closed due to inclement weather or a vacation day


  • About the Curriculum

    Our unique approach to education

    Bright Horizons’ The World at Their Fingertips®

    We believe that children experience learning through play. Based on this belief, we provide a wide variety of activities in all the curriculum areas - math, science, language, culture, environment, art, and health - where children can experience “hands on” learning. Our goal is to ensure that your child’s day in back-up care is a rich and meaningful experience.

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  • Our Professional Staff

    Dedicated back-up staff and teachers

    Our Staff

    Bright Horizons staff members are trained professionals who have expertise in educating and caring for young children and supporting working parents. Center directors hold a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in education, and teachers have associate’s or bachelor’s degrees (or equivalent experience) in early childhood education. All staff members complete an extensive interview process, including background and reference checks, and are trained in the unique characteristics of back-up child care. Special emphasis is placed on safety and security, hygiene, health and sanitation, first aid, CPR, and life-saving procedures.

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  • Health & Safety

    Because parents need peace of mind

    Well Aware and Staying Healthy

    Our center environment offers children a healthy and safe place to spend a day in back-up care. Through our Well Aware program and our Staying Healthy procedures, we set high expectations for creating healthy environments, and also foster positive attitudes within children towards healthy living, physical activity, and nutrition. Our centers strive towards the highest standards as measured through national accreditation and state quality rating systems, allowing you to leave your children in our care with complete confidence.

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