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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 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

Oatmeal Roll

You Will Need:

Empty oatmeal box, small items that fit inside

Directions:

Put items such as a ball, rattle, pasta, or any small toy into the box and put on the lid. Sit on the floor with your child and roll the container to him. Ask, “What is making that noise? What do you think it is?” and open the container. Older toddlers will open it themselves and enjoy putting different items in it. Talk about what fits and what doesn’t. Say things like, “Will the pillow fit in the box? Let’s try. No, that’s too big, what else can we try?”

Tip:

Be as silly as you can in guessing what will fit. The answers are not obvious to babies like they are to us.


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