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200 Park is located in the MetLife building, East Lobby, at 45th Street between Lexington and Vanderbilt Avenues. Subway lines 4, 5, 6 & 7 to Grand Central; shuttle train from Times Square to Grand Central; Metro North Red and Blue lines to Grand Central. Once in Grand Central, escalators go directly into the MetLife building. Go up two flights, and walk to the Visitor Desk in the Lobby. After showing a photo ID, security will direct you to the center.

Bright Horizons at Park Ave (MetLife Building/45th Street)

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About Our Staff

Our experienced staff encourages each child’s individuality in order to promote a positive self image. Bright Horizons teachers are well trained to provide support during the sensitive time of separation from parents and adjustment to a new environment. A primary caregiver is assigned to each child and family to ensure individualized care, good communication, and parent-caregiver partnership.

Meet Our Teachers

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  • Name: Ashley Castillo
  • I Teach: All Classrooms
  • Teaching Since: September 2017
  • I love teaching children because: In my 10 years of teaching, I believe the most rewarding part of what I do is to see children learning and having fun at the same time.
  • Favorite Children's Book: “Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children” by Eva Green and Asa Butterfield
  • Name: Bianca Moise
  • I Teach: All Classrooms
  • Teaching Since: September 2015
  • I love teaching children because: she believes the positive impact she has on children will last a lifetime.
  • Favorite Children's Book: “The Napping House” by Audrey Wood
  • Name: Cindy
  • I Teach: Preschool
  • Teaching Since: 2015
  • I love teaching children because: I am inspired by every child's curiosity.
  • Favorite Children's Book: The Little Red Hen by: Diane Muldrow
  • Name: Geneice Samuel
  • I Teach: Toddlers
  • Teaching Since: January 2018
  • I love teaching children because: I believe children are often underestimated, and as their caregiver I can make a difference through quality child care. Children love to show their full potential.
  • Favorite Children's Book: “I love my White Shoes” by Eric Litwin
  • Name: Naomi Sanchez
  • I Teach: All Ages
  • Teaching Since: 2016
  • I love teaching children because: it is very rewarding to see them grow intellectually and to know that I am a part of their growth to make a difference in this world.
  • Favorite Children's Book:
  • Name: Shakina
  • I Teach: Infants
  • Teaching Since: 2016
  • I love teaching children because: I believe the children in my care are the future.
  • Favorite Children's Book: I Got The Rhythm by: Schofield Morrison
  • Name: Sharmaine
  • I Teach: All Classrooms
  • Teaching Since: 2018
  • I love teaching children because: Working with children motivates me to be a better teacher and caregiver. I’m also motivated to further my education in early childhood.
  • Favorite Children's Book: Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
  • Name: Iman King
  • I Teach: All Ages
  • Teaching Since: May 2012
  • I love teaching children because: Of the happiness I feel when in their presence. They are miniature educators because they teach me something new everyday.
  • Favorite Children's Book: “Amelia Bedelia” by Peggy Parish
  • Name: Luljeta Selimaj
  • I Teach: All Ages
  • Teaching Since: June 2014
  • I love teaching children because: I love children and my passion is to always teach and be able to have children learn something new every day. Their bright smiles, big hugs, and eagerness to learn make my day.
  • Favorite Children's Book: “Charlotte’s Web” by E.B White

Center Administration

  • Name: Patricia Cohen

    Position: Center Director

    In Education Since: 1996

    I love working for Bright Horizons because: it gives me the opportunity to see children smile, help teach them something new, and make their parents feel at home. Leaving your child in a child care center is never an easy thing. At Bright Horizons, the staff and management understand how difficult this can be for both a parent and child. We take our jobs seriously and understand that we are in charge of taking care of our clients "precious gems". We take pride in our work and our mission and our philosophies are followed on a daily basis. This is why I LOVE working for Bright Horizons!

    Favorite Children's Book: Where The Wild Things Are by: Maurice Sendak

  • Name: Portia Placide

    Position: Assistant Director

    In Education Since: 2002

    I love working for Bright Horizons because: Bright Horizons stands for quality child care and children in our care will have a great future.

    Favorite Children's Book: Abiyoyo by : Pete Seagar

  • Name: Afrika Wright

    Position: Client Service Associate

    In Education Since: 2014

    I love working for Bright Horizons because: I get to interact with different parents everyday!

    Favorite Children's Book: A, B, C's by: Dr. Seuss