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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.

"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

Stone Search

You Will Need:

A bucket or bag for holding collections of stones, large paper, markers, time to go for a walk

Directions:

While walking with your child, encourage him to find the smoothest (smallest, largest, whitest, wettest, most speckled, heart-shaped, etc.) stone he can find. When you get home, make a chart with your child that shows what you found. Make labels that describe each rock: rough, mossy, cold, etc. Let your child copy what you have written. Look in encyclopedias or on the internet to see if you can find the scientific name of the types of rocks you found.

Tip:

This is a fun activity to do at a beach or near a creek, but be sure to give your child boundaries and tell him to stay in your sight at all times.


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