Bright Horizons at Democracy Center

Bright Horizons at Democracy Center


First day of school!! Thank you for making it awesome miss Natalie miss Caroline and the team !!

Bright Horizons at Democracy Center is a new early education and preschool center with full-day, full-year programs for Infants, Toddlers, Early Preschoolers, and Preschoolers.

Welcome! This is an exciting stage in your child’s early education, and our talented team of caring teachers is here to inspire learning, encourage confidence, and nurture your child's growth and development. Our World at Their Fingertips curriculum features an arts program that sparks creativity, a language program that fosters an interest in reading, a science program that stimulates curiosity, and more. There’s always something new to explore. And our convenient location, schedules that accommodate your busy workday, and an open-door policy make it easy to stay involved. The center is currently under construction and is scheduled to open this Fall. We are accepting registrations, so we encourage you to fill out our pre-enrollment registration form today!

Operating as usual

Democracy center is where friendships begin and grow! Our infant program is currently accepting enrollment, call and schedule a virtual tour today! #AwesomeEducators #brighthorizons #brighthorizonschildcare

Meet our support team!

Ivy has been teaching since 2016. She loves teaching because she enjoys making connections and fruitful relationships with all of the children at Democracy center. Ivy has a talent of making children and their families feel comfortable and her positive personality brightens the day for those around her.

Kaleigh has been working in early childhood education since 2019. She loves teaching because she loves to see her impact on each individual child as they grow and it shows in her interactions and continued commitment to growing as a teacher with Bright Horizons.

Meet our Preschool/ kindergarten prep teachers!

Robin has been teaching since 1985! She loves teaching because it enables her to become a part of a child’s, and their family’s, history. She enjoys observing a child’s progress and the confidence they gain from mastering different tasks and skills. Robin has an amazing ability to connect with the family and children in her care that makes transitioning to school a joyous experience.

Jazmin has been teaching since 2014. She loves teaching children because they teach her new things and are always keeping her laughing and smiling. Jazmin’s kindness and patience is unmatched as she provides enriching activities and experiences in her classrooms.

Sliding into the weekend! #awesomeeducators #brighthorizons

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!

Meet our Early Preschool team!

Brina has been teaching since 2011. She loves teaching children as it gives her the opportunity to learn, grow, explore, and develop through the eyes of the children. Her warm smile and kind heart make the children in her care feel welcomed and safe.

Kristine has been teaching since 2019. She loves teaching because she enjoys being surrounded by the children’s contagious laughs and joy, as well as seeing them grow day by day. Kristine’s dedication to providing quality care shines as she interacts with the children in her care.

Meet our Toddler team!

Dulce has been teaching since 2019. She loves teaching children because she enjoys seeing their minds grow each day. Dulce is a calming presence in the classroom and is a wonderful comfort to the Toddlers in her classroom!

Pam has been teaching since 2019. She loves to sing and dance with the children in her care. She has decided to dedicate her life to early childhood education as she enjoys seeing the children learn and grow. Pamala is a ray of sunshine in the Toddler classroom, bringing singing and joy to the children in her care!

What is child care like today, and is it safe? We're answering that – and more about our classroom and parent partnership experiences – in an upcoming webinar on 8/31! Register:

Meet our Infant team!

Dolly has been teaching since 2006.she loves teaching children because she loves to learn and it challenges her to grow. Her dedication and quality of care shines through her interactions with the children!

Agnes has been teaching since 2016. Teaching has been her dream and her calling. She has a gentle and calming presence that is a perfect fit for our infant program!

The children at Democracy center are happy to be back playing and learning with their friends! #awesomeeducators #brighthorizons #brighthorizonschildcare

Happy Reopening day! We are so excited to see all of our friends! #awesomeeducators #brighthorizons #brighthorizonschildcare

Call us at 833-986-2833 to enroll your child in our infant – kindergarten prep programs. With our enhanced COVID-19 health & safety protocols in place, our center is open and ready to support working families.

Today our teachers participated in a virtual meet and greet with our returning families! This gave the children and families a first look into their classroom and a chance to connect with their teachers before their first day. We can’t wait to see you all Monday morning!

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:

Here are 10 tips to help your kids get more sleep – and to help you avoid bedtime battles. 😴

Here are 10 ways to help your kids put the “social” back into social distancing:

At Bright Horizons, we are a family. We must stand together in solidarity, in support of one another. Learn more about the commitments we’re making and the actions we’re taking.

Our toddler classroom is ready to welcome back friends to play and learn! #brighthorizons #awesomeeducators #brighthorizonsteachers #toddlers

Our infant classroom is ready to welcome friends back to learn and play! #brighthorizons #awesomeeducators #brighthorizonsteachers #earlychildhoodeducation #infants

6 Science Podcasts for Kids | The Family Room Blog

Long drive ahead? Stepping away from the screen? Looking for an educational weekend activity? Try these 6 science podcasts for kids! 🔬 Whether you have a long drive ahead, need an educational weekend activity, or want an alternative to screen time, try these six science podcasts for kids.

Olly Pop, our health and safety superhero, is looking forward to welcoming families back to our center!

8 Summer Activities During COVID-19 | The Family Room Blog

With COVID-19 restrictions in place, your go-to summer activities might be off limits. But that doesn’t mean you can’t still have fun! Try these 8 ideas to help you make the most of the rest of the season. Did COVID-19 throw your summer plans off track? Try these 8 summer activities for kids to help your family make the most of an unusual summer.

What can you do as parents to raise children with anti-bias and anti-racism in their hearts, minds, and actions? Join us tonight at 7 PM EST to find out.

Math doesn’t have to be intimidating. In fact, it can be really fun! Introduce your child to different concepts at home with these 6 math activities.

Bright Horizons and LEGO Education came together this week to discuss the importance of play for a child’s development. Catch the full replay to learn what happens during play time, and how to weave play into your child’s daily life.

We’re exploring the many benefits of play…and you’re invited to join in! Bright Horizons and LEGO Education come together on 7/28 to discuss the important work of play. Register now!

In need of some new books to read with your kids? Look no further than our July Growing Readers Book of Excellence selections! Settle in for story time and discover engaging, simple activities that will build skills and foster connections for you and your child!

There’s so much more to children’s play than meets the eye – including social-emotional learning, problem solving, and brain development. Join us on 7/28 as we dive into the important work of play!

In this week’s #BHWorldAtHome webinar series, Bright Horizons early childhood education expert Rachel Robertson explores:
💻 Soothing Strategies for Toddlers: July 20 @ 3pm ET
💻 The Joys (and Pains) of the Preschool Years: July 24 @ 3pm ET

All live and on-demand World at Home webinars are available:

Family Beach Guide

Heading to the beach this weekend? See our checklist for what to bring, what to snack on, what activities to do – and how to stay safe! 😎 Heading to the beach? Learn what to bring to the beach, what to snack on, how to stay safe, and find some great ideas for activities while at the beach!


Bright Horizons is on YouTube! Subscribe today for the latest on health & safety, including this conversation ⬇️ with Dr. Kristin Moffitt on center safety protocols. And be sure to turn your notifications ON so you don’t miss out on any NEW videos!

Teaching Kids About Germs & How to Wash Hands | The Family Room

Hygiene and hand-washing are important topics to discuss with kids. Get the conversation started with these book and resource suggestions. Healthy habits need to be taught. Here are several books and resources to teach kids about germs and how to properly wash their hands.

In this week’s #BHWorldAtHome webinar series, Bright Horizons early childhood education expert Rachel Robertson explores:
💻 Dive Into Digital Play: July 6 @ 3pm ET
💻 Expanding Little Palates: July 10 @ 3pm ET

All live and on-demand World at Home webinars are available:

5 Independence Day Activities for Kids | The Family Room

Looking for some festive 4th of July activities to do with your kids? Here’s a round-up of some of our favorite craft and game ideas. Looking for some fun things to keep your children entertained this Fourth of July? Try one of these five fun Independence Day activities for kids.

Bright Horizons at Democracy Center

Bright Horizons at Democracy Center

We’re excited to join the Bethesda community! Our beautiful new center opened in September 2018 in the Rock Spring Office Park. We offer engaging programs for Infants through Kindergarten Prep and we are now accepting registrations. Visit our center website at for more information. Check our page here for updates, event information, and photos of our staff, children, and families in action.

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Videos (show all)

Webinar: LEGO Education
(Virtual Panel) Raising Anti-Racist Kids: What to Say and Do
Bright Horizons: Health and Safety
#TeacherAppreciationMonth: Thanks to Our Heroic Teachers
Bright Horizons: World at Home



6901 Rockledge Drive
Bethesda, MD

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 18:30
Tuesday 07:00 - 18:30
Wednesday 07:00 - 18:30
Thursday 07:00 - 18:30
Friday 07:00 - 18:30
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