Our Philosophy:
We believe children should have an environment that nourishes their physical, emotional, and social growth. Brighter Horizons Daycare & Preschool supports this by providing a foundation that combines Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Child Directed, RIE and Montessori inspired philosophies. We are a play based school with daily structured activities.

Respect for children is demonstrated by being active participants in their own care and learning by honoring their individual skills and interests with minimal adult direction or intervention. When adult participation is required, the teachers make sure to talk with the child(ren) to develop trust and communication skills, as well as to encourage an awareness of self and others. The classroom environment and daily routine is predictable yet flexible to children’s needs. Whenever possible children are invited to make choices, participate in care giving routines, including eating, diapering, lesson groups and to choose their activities. The foundation of our approach is to treat all of our children with complete respect for their individuality and for their capability. Respect is our guiding principle .

Ages Served:
Infants (1+), Toddlers and Preschoolers 

Daily Schedule:

8:00 am  -  Daycare Opens: Table activities and Reading time
8:30 am  -  Breakfast
9:00 am  -  Outside free play (subject to weather conditions)
10:15 am  -  Circle time
10:30 am  - Art/lesson 
11:00 am  -  Lunch
11:30 am  -  Reading time
11:45 am  -  Nap time/ Quiet time
2:30 pm  -  Toddler/ Preschool Program/ Table activities/ Free Play
3:00 pm  -  Snack for 1st group/ Outside play for 2nd group

3:30 pm  -  Snack for 2nd group/ Outside play for 1st

4:00 pm  -  Outside free play for both groups remainder of the day (subject to weather conditions)
5:45 pm  -  Daycare closes (Closes at 5:00 Wednesdays)

Monthly Tuition:
5x Week: $1,523.00
3x Week: $914.00
2x Week: $610.00

* Enrollment fee: $350.00

Holidays:
Closed on all Bank Holidays
Spring Break

Thanksgiving Break
Christmas Break

Meet Leah Resetar:

Leah is the owner, director and a teacher here at Brighter Horizons Daycare & Preschool. Leah started Brighter Horizons because she wanted to create a unique, educational, and play based standout Daycare & Preschool in Santa Cruz County. The school has thrived since the doors opened in 2010, and quickly was rated one of the top three Daycare/Preschool facilities in all of Santa Cruz, Monterey and San Jose. She has always had a passion and natural way with children and through Early Childhood Education Classes at Cabrillo College, Pacific Oaks College and RIE professional development training, Leah has been able to expand her knowledge on how children develop and learn. Her specialty is in the early years of Infancy, Toddlers and Preschoolers. Her goal is to have every child, family and teacher feel welcomed and respected at Brighter Horizons.


Call us today @ 831-251-9813    |    BrighterHorizons@me.com   |    Tours by Appointment only    |     Located in Aptos, California

Welcome to Brighter Horizons Daycare & Preschool

We are a large licensed in home daycare in Aptos, CA

Established in 2010  |  License # 444411934