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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 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 potential.

What Parents are Saying

Our greatest advocates are also our closest friends.

"Bright Horizons has created a wonderful environment for our children to grow and thrive. I am grateful knowing that my son is developing in a safe, healthy, and happy place surrounded by an outstanding staff. Your positive attitude and ability to connect with the kids makes every day better."

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

Kitchen Band: Fun with Pots and Pans

You Will Need:

Music, metal and wooden spoons, plastic bowls, pots and pans, and safe items from the kitchen.

Directions:

Play music and interact with your child by tapping metal and wooden spoons on a variety of pots, pans, and plastic bowls. Talk about the different sounds you hear. Introduce words like “same,” “different,” “soft,” and “loud.”

Tip:

Repeat the rhythms and patterns your child plays. Count as you tap the utensils. Play a game and freeze when the music stops, then tap when it starts again.

What Your Child Can Learn:

  • Cause and effect ("When I bang on the pot, it makes a sound")
  • New vocabulary like “loud” and “soft”
  • Listening skills
  • Discrimination between different sounds


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