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North Veterans Bridge, 6th Street. Follow until the end of the street turn left onto First Ave. parking in front of bldg East Take the left side exit onto Grant Street. At the stoplight of First Ave make a right. Drive along the building, after the cross walk parking area for childcare center. South Hills Fort Pitt Tunnels and be in the right lane. When out of the tunnel take the lane that goes towards Monroeville. After exiting, look for Grant Street Exit?get off and after going through first light, turn right at next light onto First Ave. Drive along the building,after cross walk parking area for childcare center. West 376 East to the Fort Pitt Tunnel.Exit towards Monroeville. Take Grant St exit at 2nd light turn right on First Ave. Drive along the building,after the cross walk there will parking area for childcare center.

The O'Brien Family Center

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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 materials, 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.

Families have the opportunity to utilize up to 8 weeks of infant care (upon returning to work after the birth or adoption of a child) through our Great Start Program, at a reduced rate. Enrollment is dependent upon availability. Contact your center for more information.

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 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

Sound of the Day

You Will Need:

Nothing!

Directions:

Choose a sound that you have heard your child babble frequently. Repeat this sound many times during the day, using it in words, songs, or babbling it yourself. For example, “Ba” is a common early sound – sing “Bah Bah Black Sheep,” play with a ball, sit in a box, drink from a bottle, etc. Stress the sound as you talk about what you are doing during the day.

Tip:

Babies under 6 months respond to a high-pitched voice. By 4 months, they are noticing the individual sounds you make and repeating them often. They are learning how vowel and consonant sounds are used together. For children over 6 months, avoid using “baby talk” but make your voice very rhythmic. After 6 or 7 months, your child may make a game of imitating your sounds of speech.


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