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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 Preschool Program

Engaging children intellectually, physically, emotionally and socially

Our preschool classrooms focus on children’s newly emerging skills and advanced use of language, math, and scientific thought. Multi-disciplinary learning centers encourage individual skills and emerging interests in academics and creative expression.

Our curriculum stimulates each child’s innate curiosity and exploratory nature to prepare children for lifelong learning.

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 Talking, questioning, beginning to write and identify letters and numbers.
  • Math Counts Counting, sequencing, developing 1-to-1 correspondence.
  • Science Rocks Examining, comparing, planting, and caring for gardens.
  • ArtSmart Drawing, brush painting, exploring music, dance, and dramatic arts.
  • Our World Appreciating diversity, becoming environmentally conscious.
  • Well Aware Taking part in exercise and yoga, preparing and eating healthy foods.

Learning at Home

Leaf Collection

You Will Need:

A bag to collect leaves, coffee filters, heavy book, journal or scrapbook, marker, double-sided tape or glue, a tree identification book or website

Directions:

Go on a walk with your child and have him collect many different types of leaves in the bag. Press each leaf between 2 coffee filters and place in a heavy book (a phone book works well). You can add additional books on top to increase the weight. Let the leaves dry for a few days. Have your child place them in the leaf journal or scrapbook, and label them with the name of the tree each leaf came from. Research and learn about the trees with your child by using the  tree identification book or the internet.

Tip:

Before pressing leaves and adding them to the journal, have your child sort them into different categories, such as round, pointed, brown, red, etc.


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