Bright Horizons at West 8th

Bright Horizons at West 8th is committed to providing the highest-quality child care and early education in the world.

Bright Horizons at West 8th is conveniently located in downtown Seattle at Westlake and 8th. We provide child care and early education for 132 children ages 6 weeks through 6 years. Our brand new state of the art facility is matched only by our enthusiasm for the care and early education provided by our faculty.
We invite you to visit our center to see our curriculum in action. Please call 206-624-6360 to arrange a tour at a time that is convenient for you.

Remember: Exploring the world through trial and error is an important way toddlers learn. Discover a few methods for keeping your patience with your little one here:

"Elementary school teachers shared their views on what they believe to be the most important school readiness factors for any child to succeed in a public or private school setting..." Find out if your child will be ready for school:

How to Teach a Child to Ride a Bike: Thoughts on Balance Bikes? | The Family Room - Bright Horizons

Get some helpful tips from our Bright Horizons Online Community that might help your little one start to ride a two-wheeler or a balance bike. I'm wondering what age kids are generally able to start training for and subsequently start riding a two wheeler. Any tips on how to do this? Also, does anyone have experience with balance bikes? The concept seems to make a lot of sense just wonder if they really help.

Preschool vs Pre-Kindergarten: Discover what you need to know about the difference between these stages here:

Introducing Art, Music, & Dance: Children's Books about Art | The Family Room - Bright Horizons

Help your child explore art, get jazzed about music, and dance like no one is watching. Our early education experts selected their favorite children’s books that celebrate art and music. Here are some of their recommended reads for every age group. #GrowingReaders Reading books about art is just one of the terrific ways to introduce kids to art, music & dance and encourage them to tap into their own creative side.

Language Development in Early Childhood: Speech and Language Games for Kids

Try some of these easy educational activities and learning games with your child to help jumpstart language development. Printer Friendly Speech development unfolds in a predictable sequence for most children, beginning with cries, grunts, and babbles in the first few months and progressing to those anticipated first words around a baby's first birthday. Parents tend to intuitively foster language development through ...

Fostering a Love of the Outdoors | The Family Room - Bright Horizons

Earth Day is the perfect day to get outside and explore! I am not an outdoorsy person, but ironically, I am raising one. As many moms and dads I'm sure can relate, it takes a lot of persuasion and most times ultimately tears, to get our toddler to come inside, no matter the weather.

It's never too early for your child to start learning STEM! But what exactly is it and why does it matter? Find the answers along with some at-home activities here:

What Do Kids Learn in Preschool? | The Family Room - Bright Horizons

"Preschool has taught her so much in such a short period of time." One mom takes count of everything her child has learned while in preschool. Read more: My youngest child, Hannah, recently transitioned into K-Prep. How did this happen so quickly? As many parents can attest, the transition into a new classroom is a true signal of time passing and a physical reminder that our children are growing quickly, too quickly it sometimes feels.

Be a strong support, but don't do everything for them. Remember to allow some opportunities to learn from mistakes.




2001 8th Avenue, Suite 200
Seattle, WA

Opening Hours

Monday 7am - 6pm
Tuesday 7am - 6pm
Wednesday 7am - 6pm
Thursday 7am - 6pm
Friday 7am - 6pm
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