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The Tenth Street center is located in downtown Minneapolis. It is in the Retek Building, the same building as the downtown Target Store. Our entrance is located on Tenth Street between LaSalle and Nicollet. If parents need to park, they should park in the Target store parking ramp and we will give them a validation ticket.

Bright Horizons at Tenth Street

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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

Responsibility

You Will Need:

A list of age-appropriate chores/jobs, like setting the table, watering plants, cleaning up toys

Directions:

Encourage children to assist in "jobs" at home

Tip:

Suggest a job that your child will think is fun, and tell her why the job is important. For example, when talking about watering the plants, emphasize that plants need water in order to stay alive, and that watering the plant is like feeding it.


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