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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 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.

"Back-up care is an extremely helpful benefit. It helps so much with the multiple teacher workdays and school holidays. Bright Horizons is a great place; my son always enjoys his time 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

Man in the Moon

You Will Need:

Black construction paper, white chalk

Directions:

Go outside each night for a month. Have your child draw a picture of the moon. Try to let him be the first to notice the different shape each night. When he notices it, ask questions about the changes. Say things like, “What is changing about the moon?”; “Can you find it every night?”; “Is it in the same place every night?”; “Does it look the same at different times of the same night?” Younger children will not be able to understand the concepts involved with reflected light, orbit of the moon and earth, etc. They only need to understand that the moon changes each night because it moves.

Tip:

Share the peacefulness of night. Talk about your day and ask about your child’s day while you are outside. Help your child notice the sounds and smells of the evening. Go for a walk or put a quilt on the grass to lay on while you search the sky.


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