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FROM MD --Head South on MD 185 South/ Connecticut Ave. --At the traffic circle continue straight taking Connecticut Ave., NW (entering District of Columbia) --continue on Connecticut Ave. (passing UDC, DC National Zoo) **go UNDER traffic circle at Dupont --Make a RIGHT on M St. --Make a LEFT on 19th St., NW --Make a LEFT on Pennsylvania Ave, NW **center is on immediate left at the WilmerHale Law Firm (1899 building) FROM METRO RAIL -- take rail to Farragut West Metro stop (Blue & Orange line) --you will be on I St. --walk towards 19th & make a LEFT on 19th St., NW --walk 1/2 a block --child care center side entrance on 19th St., NW (CVS accross the street) FROM VA --US-50 E/ Washington --Merge ontp I-66 E/ US-50 E (entering District of Columbia) --Take E St./ Interstate 66 E exit on the left -- E St NW/E St Expy (Continue to follow E St NW) --LEFT on 18th St., NW --LEFT on Pennsylvania Ave., NW

WilmerHale Child Care Center

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    "Ever since the first day I walked into Bright Horizons, I have always felt very comfortable that my son would be well taken care of. I thank you all for your caring hearts, teaching right from wrong, and playing a big part in the development of the amazing boy that my son has become."

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  • About the Curriculum

    Our unique approach to education

    Bright Horizons’ The World at Their Fingertips®

    We believe that children experience learning through play. Based on this belief, we provide a wide variety of activities in all the curriculum areas - math, science, language, culture, environment, art, and health - where children can experience “hands on” learning. Our goal is to ensure that your child’s day in back-up care is a rich and meaningful experience.

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  • Our Professional Staff

    Dedicated back-up staff and teachers

    Our Staff

    Bright Horizons staff members are trained professionals who have expertise in educating and caring for young children and supporting working parents. Center directors hold a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in education, and teachers have associate’s or bachelor’s degrees (or equivalent experience) in early childhood education. All staff members complete an extensive interview process, including background and reference checks, and are trained in the unique characteristics of back-up child care. Special emphasis is placed on safety and security, hygiene, health and sanitation, first aid, CPR, and life-saving procedures.

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  • Health & Safety

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    Well Aware and Staying Healthy

    Our center environment offers children a healthy and safe place to spend a day in back-up care. Through our Well Aware program and our Staying Healthy procedures, we set high expectations for creating healthy environments, and also foster positive attitudes within children towards healthy living, physical activity, and nutrition. Our centers strive towards the highest standards as measured through national accreditation and state quality rating systems, allowing you to leave your children in our care with complete confidence.

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