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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.

"Thank you so much for all that you do for the children, families and staff. Bright Horizons has been a second home for our three daughters, and our family, for nearly 10 years now! The teachers have contributed tremendously to our daughters' growth and development, and the feeling of leaving your children with people they adore is incredibly comforting."

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

Picture Blocks

You Will Need:

Empty cardboard boxes (cereal, shoeboxes, oatmeal boxes, etc.), photographs of familiar people or things, glue, contact paper

Directions:

Glue pictures to the boxes and then cover them with clear contact paper. Encourage your baby to build with, stack, knock over, and look at the boxes and pictures.

Tip:

Talk about who or what you see in the pictures. Say things like, “Who is that? Is that mommy?” and “There’s Daddy.” Infants will only play with a few blocks at a time, so you only need four or five. It is helpful for them to be similar in size and small enough to hold easily. Older children will like more variety and have better motor control to stack different sizes.


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