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270 South to Interstate 495 South/North VA/Washington. Take exit 43 for VA 193 GW Parkway. Take exit for Roosevelt Bridge, keep left. Cross Roosevelt Bridge, merge onto Constitution. Turn left onto 15th Street. Right onto Pennsylvania Avenue, NW. Center on left. I395 North, continue straight onto US 1 North (signs for 14th Street/National Mall). Continue onto 14th Street, NW. Turn right onto Pennsylvania Avenue, NW. Metro accessible via Metro Center Station (Red line) or Federal Triangle Station (Blue and Orange line).

Bright Horizons at 1111 Pennsylvania Avenue

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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.

"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

Thank You Cards

You Will Need:

Paper or cards, pens, paper or old magazines to make collages, etc.

Directions:

Explain to your child why thank you cards are important and have him participate as much as possible in making and sending them. He can glue paper on the front of the card, draw a picture, or make a few scribbles. It's the thought and the effort that are important Say things like, “We need to send Grandma a card to thank her for your birthday present”; “What do you want to tell her about it?”; “What do you enjoy/like about the present?”; “Can you draw a picture of yourself playing with the present?”; “How did you feel when you opened the package?”; “What can you say that will make her feel happy?” If your child is older, he may want to make his own cards, either on the computer or with construction paper.

Tip:

Model behavior you want to see from your child -- let him see you writing thank you cards, too..


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