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Take 494 and then turn east on Carlson Parkway. Then turn right on Cheshire Lane. After turning onto Cheshire Lane, you will pass Holiday gas station and then a small strip mall with Subway. Keep following Cheshire Lane until you reach Building 111, suite 900. Our center is the last building on the right hand side.

Bright Horizons at Minnetonka

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Our School-Age Program

Guiding children to experience their world and pursue their interests

We provide school-age child care for school holidays, school closing days, summer day camp or when there is a need for back-up or emergency care. In our school-age program, we provide children with the opportunity to live, learn and socialize in a relaxed setting outside of school.

We offer a wealth of enrichment activities that engage the interests of school-age children. You may find school-age children creating a magazine or a video, playing chess or shooting hoops, tutoring each other or forming a club. Teachers are there alongside, facilitating, guiding and understanding that learning does not have to take on the tone and texture of a school day but rather be filled with fun.

What Parents are Saying

Our greatest advocates are also our closest friends.

"The Staff at backup is excellent. My son only goes 3-4 times a year, yet they know who he is when we get there. They are awesome. He has gone there since he was 2 and he's now 10 and still likes going there. "

Our Curriculum Components

Engaging opportunities for play and discovery.

  • Language Works Tackling homework assignments, reading chapter books, engaging in long conversations with teachers and peers.
  • Math Counts Measuring weight, length, and volume, using math to solve problems.
  • Science Rocks Investigating forces of nature, developing hypotheses and conclusions, using computers, magazines, and books to explore the world.
  • ArtSmart Studying great artists, individual exploration of performance arts including dance, singing, musical instruments, and drama.
  • Our World Exploring diverse cultures, showing interest in finding solutions to issues of discrimination and injustice, becoming involved in service projects.
  • Well Aware Taking responsibility for a healthy lifestyle through regular exercise and healthy eating, participating in extracurricular activities including team sports and dance.

Learning at Home

Making Sandwiches

You Will Need:

Bread, lunch meat, tuna, cheese, peanut or soy butter, jelly,  condiments, knives (plastic or table), etc.

Directions:

Ask your child what kinds of sandwiches he'd like to make. Gather the ingredients and have your child make the sandwiches. Provide guidance on how much of each ingredient he should include. Say things like, “How many slices of cheese will fit on the bread?” and “Expect a mess.

Tip:

This is a wonderful way to help your child become comfortable working in the kitchen. Have him help you clean up after preparing the sandwiches.


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