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From I-5 heading South Take the Stewart Street Exit (166) and continue onto Stewart Street Take a Right onto 8th Ave, follow through the Virginia Street intersection our entrance is across the street from the Seattle Police Station on the Left side of the street. From I-5 heading North Take the Seneca Street Exit and take an immediate Right onto 6th Ave Take a Right onto Virginia St (next to the McDonalds) and stay in the middle lane. Take a Left onto 8th Ave and go passed the main entrance of the West 8th building and our entrance is on the Left. Our building is across the street from the police station. If parking in our garage, which is on Virginia Street between 7th and 8th Ave, the garage is located after the Farestart building, then an alley, and then the entrance of the garage is on the Left. Go up the visitor ramp, take a ticket, and park in one of the Bright Horizons spots straight ahead.

Bright Horizons at West 8th

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Our Curriculum

Creates developmentally appropriate education environments that ensure your child’s day in back-up care is a rich and meaningful experience.

  • Our Infant Program

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    Infant Back-Up Care

    An exceptional place for your baby

    The World for infants provides a safe, healthy and welcoming environment abundant with opportunities to actively explore and enjoy; to see, hear, feel, touch, and move. We provide infants a healthy environment filled with responsive interactions, nurturing care, and language to challenge and stimulate your child's development. Through day sheets, daily communications, and our open door policy, your infant and family will develop a secure and trusting relationship on every day you need back-up care.

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  • Our Toddler Program

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    Toddler Back-Up Care

    A place for growing curious, happy and confident toddlers

    The World for toddlers reflects the continually changing nature of the growing, active independent child. Our hands-on toddler program is made up of well-planned learning centers that allow for active exploration of the environment, physical activity, child choice and self-directed play, small groups, and supportive teaching that encourages optimal development each day your child is in back-up care.

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  • Our Preschool Program

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    Preschool Back-Up Care

    Engaging children intellectually, physically, emotionally and socially

    The World of preschool focuses on the children's newly emerging skills and advanced use of language, math and scientific thought. The daily curriculum offers a rich variety of projects and activities that appeal to expanding interests and provide ample challenges and opportunities.

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    School Age Back-Up Care

    Guiding children to experience their world and pursue their interests

    The World of school age children recognizes the growing physical, intellectual, and social competence of older children. Our center provides ample opportunity for group and self-directed projects, games and activities.

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What Parents are Saying

Our greatest advocates are also our closest friends.

"Thank you so much for taking care of our baby boy. Bright Horizons welcomed him into their classroom with open arms, and ever since, he has flourished mentally and physically. He always smiles when he sees you at drop off and we can tell he is happy. It brings so much peace of mind knowing our son loves going to school."

World at their Fingertips

The story behind Bright Horizons emergent curriculum

What happens when a toddler tells his teacher he loves cheetahs? Or a pre-kindergarten student asks what dinosaurs eat? At Bright Horizons®, those questions spark learning opportunities and lessons in math, reading, science, art…and more. Watch the video to see teachers and parents talk about this very unique approach toward curriculum, and how a child's very own interests become the launch pad for curiosity... and a lifetime love of learning.

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Learning at Home

Introduction to the Internet

You Will Need:

Computer with appropriate software to block inappropriate sites, a printer

Directions:

When your child shows an interest in a subject, sit together and research the topic on the internet. Read and print your findings.

Tip:

Sit at the computer together. If she can, have your child type in the topic that she wants to learn more about (you can spell the words for her and let her find the keys on the keyboard, or let her try to "sound out" the words' spelling). Limit “screen time” and come up with rules together about computer use when an adult is not present.


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Our Curriculum Components

Engaging opportunities for play and discovery.

  • Language Works Language Works creates a language-rich environment in which love of language, books, and reading is cultivated through listening, speaking, reading, and writing.
  • Math Counts Math Counts gives children mathematical experiences with one-on-one correspondence, counting, sorting, patterning, and problem solving.
  • Science Rocks Science Rocks stimulates a child’s sense of wonder by encouraging children to question, experiment, observe, record, describe, and form conclusions.
  • ArtSmart ArtSmart helps children develop an interest and appreciation of art, music, theater, and dance, encouraging them to uncover their talents and express themselves artistically.
  • Our World Our World acknowledges and values the rich cultural heritage of families and provides a wide range of experiences for children to learn respect for our world, its diverse people, and the environment.
  • Well Aware Well Aware fosters positive attitudes toward healthy living, physical activity, and nutrition through appropriate experiences that incorporate healthful habits into daily routines.