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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 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 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

Snowman Making

You Will Need:

Snow, sticks, items to make a face (eyes, nose, mouth), hat, and gloves

Directions:

Before heading outside, make sure you and your child are dressed appropriately for the weather (jacket, boots, hat, gloves, etc.). Work with your child to make a snowman. Say things like, “Where do you think all this snow came from?”; “What does our snowman need?”; “Is it a boy or a girl?”; “What can we use to make his eyes?”; “Does he need a hat?”;  “Do we need a different hat for a boy?”; “Do we have enough snow to make a snowman as tall as you…or as tall as me? Let’s see!”; “Do we want to name him?”

Tip:

Talk about how cold you are. Check your child’s fingers frequently to be sure they are not too cold. Let your child make as many choices as possible in designing the snowman.


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