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DC Metro stations: Gallery Place/Chinatown; Mt Vernon Sq/Convention center; and Metro Center. Circulator bus also makes stops near our center. Building is located between 9th & 10th Streets and is a triangular building - one corner has Acadiana Restaurant, Starbucks at 2nd corner, our center is at 3rd corner on K Steet (corner of 10th and K Streets). Building's parking lot for free, 45 min. validated parking is accessed from K Street (back of building).

Bright Horizons Early Education and Back-up Center at East End

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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.

"The staff is so wonderful and caring. I know my child is in the best hands. "

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

Rice Play

You Will Need:

1 or more pounds of uncooked rice, large plastic bowl or container, wooden spoons, measuring spoons, plastic cups

Directions:

Put rice in the container, along with the cups and spoons. Place the container on the kitchen floor for your child to practice spooning, pouring, and scooping. Encourage your child to think about what he is doing by saying things like, “How many scoops does it take to fill up the cup?”;“What does the rice feel like?”; “How is it different from the rice we eat?”

Tip:

Place the container on a tray or piece of cloth -- rice will likely spill on the floor.  Since rice is slippery, keep a broom handy to sweep the floor often   and explain to your child how important it is to keep the rice in the kitchen. This activity will give your child the opportunity to be with you while you are working in the kitchen -- he can even pretend to cook dinner!


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