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If you are traveling by Metro, the closest stop is Metro Center Station. From there, take the 13th Street exit. There will be a Bank of America to your right, continue on the left, walking straight down G street. You will pass a Wachovia bank. You will see a Starbucks coffee shop on your right on the corner of 14th & G. The entrance to the building will be on your left, next to Citibank. The center is located between 14th and 15th street, in the same building as the Old Ebbitt Grill.

Bright Horizons at Metro Square

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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

Commuting Game

You Will Need:

Imagination

Directions:

As you are driving in your vehicle, ask your child to identify various items. For instance, ask her to find a bus, truck, flag, barn, McDonald's, etc. Once you approach the item, point it out and say, "I see the yellow bus." At first, focus on things that your child will easily recognize, then add a bit of a challenge. This game can also be played in a restaurant while waiting for a table or your food or anywhere else a toddler might have to wait. As your child gets better at this game, she might be able to ask you to find something.

Tip:

Show enthusiasm and change your vocal tones as you say different things.


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