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Bright Horizons at Washington Boulevard Jersey City

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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.

To see what is planned in our Toddler Room this month, click the link below

Toddler March Activity Calendar

What Parents are Saying

Our greatest advocates are also our closest friends.

"Thank you so much for taking care of our baby boy. Bright Horizons welcomed him into their classroom with open arms, and ever since, he has flourished mentally and physically. He always smiles when he sees you at drop off and we can tell he is happy. It brings so much peace of mind knowing our son loves going to school."

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

My Home Photo Project

You Will Need:

Camera, clear ziplock sandwich bags, stapler, yarn

Directions:

Take about 10 photos at home of your children, family, and pets doing typical daily activities, such as: getting dressed, playtime, cooking and eating, reading books, bathtime, doing the laundry, cleaning, getting into the car, yardwork, bedtime, feeding the pets, etc. 

Place the photos into ziplock bags (you can put 2 photos back-to-back in each bag). Make sure you press all of the air out of the bags before sealing. Staple the bags right under the ziplock. Stack the bags and tie a piece of yarn around them under the ziplock to provide extra stability. Make one "album" for each of your children.  You can keep the albums at home or bring them to school for your children to look at and share with their friends during the day.

Tip:

Leave the albums out where your children can reach them. At school, teachers can observe the children and interact with them as they talk (or babble!) about the people they see in their albums.


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