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200 Park is located in the MetLife building, East Lobby, at 45th Street between Lexington and Vanderbilt Avenues. Subway lines 4, 5, 6 & 7 to Grand Central; shuttle train from Times Square to Grand Central; Metro North Red and Blue lines to Grand Central. Once in Grand Central, escalators go directly into the MetLife building. Go up two flights, and walk to the Visitor Desk in the Lobby. After showing a photo ID, security will direct you to the center.

Bright Horizons at Park Ave (MetLife Building/45th Street)

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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 staff in the center is so warm and welcoming. It is comforting leaving my son there especially when life throws unexpected changes that drive the need for back up care."

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

Peek-A-Fruit

You Will Need:

Different kinds of fruit, a basket or bowl, and a cloth large enough to cover one piece of fruit

Directions:

Sit with your baby on the floor near the basket of fruit. Take a piece of fruit and say, “Here is a green apple. I’m going to cover it with our cloth.” Then pull off the cloth and enthusiastically say, “Peek-a-Boo, apple!”

Tip:

Your baby can also investigate the fruit. Place the basket of fruit where your child will be able to crawl over to it.


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