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Bright Horizons at Washington Boulevard Jersey City

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Our School-Age Program

Guiding children to experience their world and pursue their interests

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.

To see what our School Age children will be up to this month, click the link below:

March School Age Activity Calendar

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 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

Fractions

You Will Need:

Ingenuity

Directions:

Notice and discuss the fractions in your child's world!

  • When eating pizza or a pie, count the pieces of an eight-piece pie, 1/8, 2/8, etc.
  • Help your child cut her sandwich in half, fourths, thirds.
  • Discuss what part of the family she is:  if she is one of six members of a family, she is 1/6th of the family.
  • Let your child divide the dessert among your family members, i.e. if you have 5 brownies and four people, each person gets 1 and 1/4 of a brownie.
  • Include your child when you’re baking something that asks for measurements (1/4 cup, etc.).

Tip:

Here’s a list of books to read on this topic:

  • The Door Bell Rang – Pat Hutchinson
  • Eating Fractions – Bruce McMillan
  • Half Birthday Party – Charlette Pomeranz

If your child does not show an interest in fractions, wait until another time.


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