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Directions to Bright Horizons Backup Solutions, Palo Alto. From San Francisco: Take 101 South, exit Oregon Expressway towards Palo Alto, left onto El Camino Real, right onto Palo Alto Square (first driveway to the right - if you pass McDonald's you've gone too far), right onto the 3-way stop sign, drive straight to the end of the driveway and curve to your left. Look for Building 3, Ste. 110. Buzzer on the right wall. From San Jose: Take 280 North, exit Page Mill Road towards Palo Alto Square, right on Ramos, left at the 3-way stop sign, onto first parking lot, parallel to Page Mill Rd. Look for Building 3, Ste. 110. Buzzer on the right wall.

Bright Horizons at Palo Alto

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Our School-Age Program

Guiding children to experience their world and pursue their interests

We provide school-age child care for school holidays, school closing days, summer day camp or when there is a need for back-up or emergency care. In our school-age program, we provide children with the opportunity to live, learn and socialize in a relaxed setting outside of school.

We offer a wealth of enrichment activities that engage the interests of school-age children. You may find school-age children creating a magazine or a video, playing chess or shooting hoops, tutoring each other or forming a club. Teachers are there alongside, facilitating, guiding and understanding that learning does not have to take on the tone and texture of a school day but rather be filled with fun.

Check out our November School Age Calendar!

What Parents are Saying

Our greatest advocates are also our closest friends.

"The Staff at backup is excellent. My son only goes 3-4 times a year, yet they know who he is when we get there. They are awesome. He has gone there since he was 2 and he's now 10 and still likes going there. "

Our Curriculum Components

Engaging opportunities for play and discovery.

  • Language Works Tackling homework assignments, reading chapter books, engaging in long conversations with teachers and peers.
  • Math Counts Measuring weight, length, and volume, using math to solve problems.
  • Science Rocks Investigating forces of nature, developing hypotheses and conclusions, using computers, magazines, and books to explore the world.
  • ArtSmart Studying great artists, individual exploration of performance arts including dance, singing, musical instruments, and drama.
  • Our World Exploring diverse cultures, showing interest in finding solutions to issues of discrimination and injustice, becoming involved in service projects.
  • Well Aware Taking responsibility for a healthy lifestyle through regular exercise and healthy eating, participating in extracurricular activities including team sports and dance.

Learning at Home

Introduction to the Internet

You Will Need:

Computer with appropriate software to block inappropriate sites, a printer

Directions:

When your child shows an interest in a subject, sit together and research the topic on the internet. Read and print your findings.

Tip:

Sit at the computer together. If she can, have your child type in the topic that she wants to learn more about (you can spell the words for her and let her find the keys on the keyboard, or let her try to "sound out" the words' spelling). Limit “screen time” and come up with rules together about computer use when an adult is not present.


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