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Our Curriculum

Creates developmentally appropriate education environments that ensure your child’s day in back-up care is a rich and meaningful experience.

  • Our Infant Program

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    Infant Back-Up Care

    An exceptional place for your baby

    The World for infants provides a safe, healthy and welcoming environment abundant with opportunities to actively explore and enjoy; to see, hear, feel, touch, and move. We provide infants a healthy environment filled with responsive interactions, nurturing care, and language to challenge and stimulate your child's development. Through day sheets, daily communications, and our open door policy, your infant and family will develop a secure and trusting relationship on every day you need back-up care.

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  • Our Toddler Program

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    Toddler Back-Up Care

    A place for growing curious, happy and confident toddlers

    The World for toddlers reflects the continually changing nature of the growing, active independent child. Our hands-on toddler program is made up of well-planned learning centers that allow for active exploration of the environment, physical activity, child choice and self-directed play, small groups, and supportive teaching that encourages optimal development each day your child is in back-up care.

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  • Our Preschool Program

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    Preschool Back-Up Care

    Engaging children intellectually, physically, emotionally and socially

    The World of preschool focuses on the children's newly emerging skills and advanced use of language, math and scientific thought. The daily curriculum offers a rich variety of projects and activities that appeal to expanding interests and provide ample challenges and opportunities.

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  • Our School-Age Program

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    School Age Back-Up Care

    Guiding children to experience their world and pursue their interests

    The World of school age children recognizes the growing physical, intellectual, and social competence of older children. Our center provides ample opportunity for group and self-directed projects, games and activities.

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What Parents are Saying

Our greatest advocates are also our closest friends.

"Bright Horizons has created a wonderful environment for our children to grow and thrive. I am grateful knowing that my son is developing in a safe, healthy, and happy place surrounded by an outstanding staff. Your positive attitude and ability to connect with the kids makes every day better."

World at their Fingertips

The story behind Bright Horizons emergent curriculum

What happens when a toddler tells his teacher he loves cheetahs? Or a pre-kindergarten student asks what dinosaurs eat? At Bright Horizons®, those questions spark learning opportunities and lessons in math, reading, science, art…and more. Watch the video to see teachers and parents talk about this very unique approach toward curriculum, and how a child's very own interests become the launch pad for curiosity... and a lifetime love of learning.

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Learning at Home

Recycled Materials Family Band

You Will Need:

Music, wood, plastic or metal surfaces to use as drums, wooden and metal spoons to use as drum sticks, paper towel rolls, waxed paper, cups, plastic wrap, materials (such as uncooked rice or beans) to put in the maracas.

Directions:

With your child, look at pictures of musical instruments, such as drums, kazoos, and maracas, and then make and play them.

  • Make drums from empty coffee cans with plastic lids, round oatmeal containers, or pots and pans
  • Make kazoos by placing waxed paper over one end of a paper towel roll, adhere the waxed paper with tape, and then poke two or three holes in the waxed paper.
  • Make maracas by putting pebbles or uncooked rice or beans in plastic cups, then sealing the top with paper and tape. Supervise the use of dried rice and beans closely, as they can pose a choking hazard.
  • Play music and dance with your child, playing the different instruments as you dance. Encourage her to play all of the instruments.

Tip:

Play games such as follow the leader -- take turns imitating what your child does and having her imitate what you do. Try creating a family marching band.

What Your Child Can Learn:

  • Following directions
  • Listening skills
  • Discrimination between different sounds (a kazoo sounds different from a maraca)
  • Creative movement


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Our Curriculum Components

Engaging opportunities for play and discovery.

  • Language Works Language Works creates a language-rich environment in which love of language, books, and reading is cultivated through listening, speaking, reading, and writing.
  • Math Counts Math Counts gives children mathematical experiences with one-on-one correspondence, counting, sorting, patterning, and problem solving.
  • Science Rocks Science Rocks stimulates a child’s sense of wonder by encouraging children to question, experiment, observe, record, describe, and form conclusions.
  • ArtSmart ArtSmart helps children develop an interest and appreciation of art, music, theater, and dance, encouraging them to uncover their talents and express themselves artistically.
  • Our World Our World acknowledges and values the rich cultural heritage of families and provides a wide range of experiences for children to learn respect for our world, its diverse people, and the environment.
  • Well Aware Well Aware fosters positive attitudes toward healthy living, physical activity, and nutrition through appropriate experiences that incorporate healthful habits into daily routines.

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