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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 Toddler Program

A place for growing curious, happy and confident toddlers

Our space is built for active and inquisitive toddlers with environments made up of well-planned learning centers that allow for physical activity, child choice and self-directed play, small groups, and supportive teaching. There are reading nooks, sensory tables, great books, pretend play areas, baskets filled with dress-up and exploratory materials, musical instruments, and places to explore.

Learning experiences are planned to promote each toddler’s growing independence, to enhance social skills, and to build the confidence needed to reach their individual 

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What Parents are Saying

Our greatest advocates are also our closest friends.

"We are so grateful for the wonderful care and education our daughter receives from all of the amazing teachers at Bright Horizons! She wakes up so excited to come to school each day and talks about all of her teachers when she comes home. Thank you for making her feel so loved."

Our Curriculum Components

Engaging opportunities for play and discovery.

  • Language Works Reading, singing, and engaging in conversation.
  • Math Counts Counting, sorting, and pattern identification.
  • Science Rocks Nature walks, gardening, and exploring sand, water, and other sensory tables.
  • ArtSmart Dramatic play, painting with hands and feet, manipulation of other materials and textiles.
  • Our World Diverse interactions with the center community.
  • Well Aware Movement activities as well as hand washing and other self-help skills.

Learning at Home

Shake, Rattle, and Roll

You Will Need:

Music, plastic containers with lids (clear are preferable), small items such as corks, spools, etc. (but large enough so they’re not a choking hazard -- use a “no-choke tube” to test if you aren’t sure).

Directions:

Put the small items in the plastic containers. Play music and interact with your child by shaking, rattling and rolling the containers. Encourage your child to put the small items in the containers himself. Talk about the different sounds you hear. Introduce words such as “shake” (say, “Let’s shake the container”), “rattle” (say, “The corks are rattling inside the container”), and “roll” (say, “Let’s roll on the ground with the container”).

Tip:

Try different objects in the containers and compare different sounds. Toddlers might dance with the containers. 

What Your Child Can Learn:

  • Competence (“I can make this happen.”)
  • Cause and effect (“When I shake this, it makes a sound.”)
  • Vocabulary words such as  “shake,” “rattle,” and “roll,” 
  • How to identify the items in the containers
  • Discrimination between different sounds
  • Fun is a shared event


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