Frequently Asked Questions

All SMU faculty/staff/students may enroll their legal dependent children in the SMU Child Care Center. No community enrollment will be offered.

Southern Methodist University requested proposals and evaluated a number of potential child care providers to operate SMU Child Care Center. This included an extensive review of each company’s proposal, qualifications, and experience in operating on-site, employer-sponsored child care and early education centers. Bright Horizons was selected as the operator of the center and will secure the license to operate the center and employ its staff.

Bright Horizons was founded more than 25 years ago and partners with more than 850 employers across the U.S., as well as in Europe, Canada and India, including half of those named to FORTUNE magazine’s “100 Best Companies” and more than three-fourths of the companies on Working Mother magazine’s “100 Best” list. Bright Horizons operates centers in many communities, as well as onsite at major employers.

No two Bright Horizons centers are alike; however, they are all designed and operated to meet the highest quality standards in the field of early childhood. At the heart of any Bright Horizons center are passionate and talented teachers for whom Bright Horizons has the utmost respect and gratitude. Bright Horizons has been recognized for 15 years as “One of FORTUNE magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work for in America.”

The SMU Child Care Center has a capacity of 80 children and will serve children ages 6 weeks through 5 years.

The center will operate Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Please contact the SMU Child Care Center for registration and enrollment information.

At this time,  we offer full time child care only.

There is no sibling discount.

SMU faculty/staff/students can contact the center by phone at 214-SMU-KIDS or via email at