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Directions to Bright Horizons Irvine From the 405 South: Exit MacArthur R on MacArthur Merge to left one lane R on Main Street R on Gillette, street sign at light will read ?1900-2100? R at Stop sign Enter Parking structure and look for parking on 1st floor, or Bright Horizons reserved spots. Enter 2010 Building, 1st floor Find Suite 120 (says Bright Horizons on signage) Push doorbell, you will be asked to identify yourself From the 405 North: Exit MacArthur Stay to the right, the lane will automatically put you on North MacArthur R on Main Street R on Gillette and street sign at light will read ?1900-2100? R at Stop sign Enter Parking structure and look for parking on 1st floor, or Bright Horizons reserved spots Enter 2010 Building, first floor Find Suite 120 (says Bright Horizons on signage) Push doorbell, you will be asked to identify yourself

Bright Horizons at Irvine

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Our Curriculum

Creates developmentally appropriate education environments that ensure your child’s day in back-up care is a rich and meaningful experience.

  • Our Infant Program

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    Infant Back-Up Care

    An exceptional place for your baby

    The World for infants provides a safe, healthy and welcoming environment abundant with opportunities to actively explore and enjoy; to see, hear, feel, touch, and move. We provide infants a healthy environment filled with responsive interactions, nurturing care, and language to challenge and stimulate your child's development. Through day sheets, daily communications, and our open door policy, your infant and family will develop a secure and trusting relationship on every day you need back-up care.

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  • Our Toddler Program

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    Toddler Back-Up Care

    A place for growing curious, happy and confident toddlers

    The World for toddlers reflects the continually changing nature of the growing, active independent child. Our hands-on toddler program is made up of well-planned learning centers that allow for active exploration of the environment, physical activity, child choice and self-directed play, small groups, and supportive teaching that encourages optimal development each day your child is in back-up care.

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  • Our Preschool Program

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    Preschool Back-Up Care

    Engaging children intellectually, physically, emotionally and socially

    The World of preschool focuses on the children's newly emerging skills and advanced use of language, math and scientific thought. The daily curriculum offers a rich variety of projects and activities that appeal to expanding interests and provide ample challenges and opportunities.

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  • Our School-Age Program

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    School Age Back-Up Care

    Guiding children to experience their world and pursue their interests

    The World of school age children recognizes the growing physical, intellectual, and social competence of older children. Our center provides ample opportunity for group and self-directed projects, games and activities.

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What Parents are Saying

Our greatest advocates are also our closest friends.

"Thank you so much for all that you do for the children, families and staff. Bright Horizons has been a second home for our three daughters, and our family, for nearly 10 years now! The teachers have contributed tremendously to our daughters' growth and development, and the feeling of leaving your children with people they adore is incredibly comforting."

World at their Fingertips

The story behind Bright Horizons emergent curriculum

What happens when a toddler tells his teacher he loves cheetahs? Or a pre-kindergarten student asks what dinosaurs eat? At Bright Horizons®, those questions spark learning opportunities and lessons in math, reading, science, art…and more. Watch the video to see teachers and parents talk about this very unique approach toward curriculum, and how a child's very own interests become the launch pad for curiosity... and a lifetime love of learning.

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Learning at Home

Tippy Toe

You Will Need:

Your baby

Directions:

Tiptoe your fingers over your baby’s body: up her arms and legs, across her belly, etc. While tiptoeing, recite this poem: “Tippy Tippy tiptoe, off we go. Tippy Tippy tiptoe, to and fro. Tippy Tippy tiptoe, through the house. Tippy Tippy tiptoe, quiet as a mouse."

Tip:

By the time they’re four months old, babies are noticing the individual sounds you make and are learning how vowel and consonant sounds are used together. 

Babies under six months respond to a high-pitched voice. 

For children over six months, avoid using “baby talk” but make your voice very rhythmic.


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Our Curriculum Components

Engaging opportunities for play and discovery.

  • Language Works Language Works creates a language-rich environment in which love of language, books, and reading is cultivated through listening, speaking, reading, and writing.
  • Math Counts Math Counts gives children mathematical experiences with one-on-one correspondence, counting, sorting, patterning, and problem solving.
  • Science Rocks Science Rocks stimulates a child’s sense of wonder by encouraging children to question, experiment, observe, record, describe, and form conclusions.
  • ArtSmart ArtSmart helps children develop an interest and appreciation of art, music, theater, and dance, encouraging them to uncover their talents and express themselves artistically.
  • Our World Our World acknowledges and values the rich cultural heritage of families and provides a wide range of experiences for children to learn respect for our world, its diverse people, and the environment.
  • Well Aware Well Aware fosters positive attitudes toward healthy living, physical activity, and nutrition through appropriate experiences that incorporate healthful habits into daily routines.