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The Center is located between 26th and 27th streets on Madison Avenue. The Child Care Center is on the ground floor in Suite 101 of the landmark New York Life Building. To get to the center you can take the 6 train to 28th Street or the N,R,or F trains to the 23rd street stop. We are also conveniently located across the street from Madison Square Park.

The Patricia Carbine Children's Center

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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.

What Parents are Saying

Our greatest advocates are also our closest friends.

"We are so grateful for the wonderful care and education our daughter receives from all of the amazing teachers at Bright Horizons! She wakes up so excited to come to school each day and talks about all of her teachers when she comes home. Thank you for making her feel so loved."

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

Piles of Pillow Play

You Will Need:

Pillows (any sizes and shapes), Blanket

Directions:

Make several small piles of pillows close to each other on the floor and cover them with a blanket. Lie near the pillows and encourage your child to climb over or sit on the "pillow mountain." It will be even more fun for your child if you try too.

Tip:

To make the pile more challenging, use cushions from couches and chairs.


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