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From the 805 freeway: Exit on La Jolla Village Dr and head west in the furthest right hand lane. First light you will come to will be Towne Centre Drive, turn right. The second driveway on your right will be 9255 Towne Centre Drive. This is a paid parking lot with 20 minutes parking free, so as you enter please take a ticket and park in one of the designated Bright Horizon parking space to your right. Enter the building using the entrance off of the parking lot. We are located on the first floor in suite 150, directly across from the building entrance. Ring the bell and a staff member inside will buzz you in after you have identified yourself. From the west: Make your way to La Jolla Village Drive and turn either left or right depending on your direction, heading East, in the left hand lane. Turn left onto Towne Centre Drive. Once on Towne Centre Drive get into the right hand lane right away and follow the remaining directions listed above.

Bright Horizons at UTC

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Our Infant Program

An exceptional place for your baby

Our space is built for babies on the move: look for bright mirrors, warm rugs, sensory tables, great books, and baskets filled with soft, natural materials. There are musical instruments, toys for pretend play, safe equipment and places to explore. You’ll have peace of mind knowing that our stringent safety, security, and cleanliness standards meet or exceed all state and local guidelines.

Even these youngest of children are encouraged to learn about their world through our individualized curriculum that invites exploration, celebrates each important milestone, and supports the transition from the sensory motor world of infancy to the increasingly social and self-directed world of toddlers.

What Parents are Saying

Our greatest advocates are also our closest friends.

"Thank you so much for taking care of our baby boy. Bright Horizons welcomed him into their classroom with open arms, and ever since, he has flourished mentally and physically. He always smiles when he sees you at drop off and we can tell he is happy. It brings so much peace of mind knowing our son loves going to school."

Our Curriculum Components

Engaging opportunities for play and discovery.

  • Language Works Listening to stories or classical music, one-on-one spoken interaction with caregiver.
  • Math Counts Counting through books, poetry, and songs.
  • Science Rocks Bubble blowing, interacting with nature through walks and outdoor exploration.
  • ArtSmart Finger (or feet) painting, experiences with textiles.
  • Our World Rich connections — via smiles and hugs — with the center community.
  • Well Aware Soft safe places that encourage rolling over, pulling up, crawling, and safely exploring.

Learning at Home

Scarf Play

You Will Need:

One or two scarves of different textures and colors

Directions:

When your baby is feeling happy and playful, lay him on his back on the floor or bed and stand or sit next to him. Take one of the scarves and wave it over your baby’s body. Hold the scarf over the baby within his reach and encourage him to reach up for it. Then, hold it off to the side and see if he can turn his body toward it. Say things like, “Where’s Michael? Peek-a-boo, there you are”; “Whee, it’s soft”; “Can you reach it? Stretch…that’s it. Yeah!”

Tip:

Let your baby get used to the feel of the scarf before you put it over his face and pick up on his cues if he doesn’t seem to like it. If he’s not interested in peek-a-boo, continue holding it over his body instead.


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