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If coming from the south on County Road 22 (West Circle Drive), turn right on County Road 4 (Valley High Drive). Take the first left on 40th Ave. There is a post office on the corner. We are the second brick building on the left 3535. The front door is around the back of the building, and there is a sun above our front door.

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Our Infant Program

An exceptional place for your baby

Our space is built for babies on the move: look for bright mirrors, warm rugs, sensory tables, great books, and baskets filled with soft, natural materials. There are musical instruments, toys for pretend play, safe equipment and places to explore. You’ll have peace of mind knowing that our stringent safety, security, and cleanliness standards meet or exceed all state and local guidelines.

Even these youngest of children are encouraged to learn about their world through our individualized curriculum that invites exploration, celebrates each important milestone, and supports the transition from the sensory motor world of infancy to the increasingly social and self-directed world of toddlers.

What Parents are Saying

Our greatest advocates are also our closest friends.

"The experience with Bright Horizons was great. Everyone was welcoming and I didn't have to think twice about leaving my son there. Having this facility available for my son is more than a blessing."

Our Curriculum Components

Engaging opportunities for play and discovery.

  • Language Works Listening to stories or classical music, one-on-one spoken interaction with caregiver.
  • Math Counts Counting through books, poetry, and songs.
  • Science Rocks Bubble blowing, interacting with nature through walks and outdoor exploration.
  • ArtSmart Finger (or feet) painting, experiences with textiles.
  • Our World Rich connections — via smiles and hugs — with the center community.
  • Well Aware Soft safe places that encourage rolling over, pulling up, crawling, and safely exploring.

Learning at Home

Heads, Shoulders, Knees, Elbows!

You Will Need:

Imagination

Directions:

Lay your baby on a blanket, and touch corresponding body parts as you sing, "Head, shoulders, knees and toes; Head, shoulders, knees and toes; Eyes and ears and mouth and nose; Head, shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes." Then sing, "Head, shoulders, eyes, elbows," or substitute other body parts.

Tip:

Use your hands, soft fabric, or puppet.


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