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Directions to Bright Horizons Backup Solutions, Palo Alto. From San Francisco: Take 101 South, exit Oregon Expressway towards Palo Alto, left onto El Camino Real, right onto Palo Alto Square (first driveway to the right - if you pass McDonald's you've gone too far), right onto the 3-way stop sign, drive straight to the end of the driveway and curve to your left. Look for Building 3, Ste. 110. Buzzer on the right wall. From San Jose: Take 280 North, exit Page Mill Road towards Palo Alto Square, right on Ramos, left at the 3-way stop sign, onto first parking lot, parallel to Page Mill Rd. Look for Building 3, Ste. 110. Buzzer on the right wall.

Bright Horizons at Palo Alto

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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.

Check out our November School Age Calendar!

What Parents are Saying

Our greatest advocates are also our closest friends.

"Back-up care is an extremely helpful benefit. It helps so much with the multiple teacher workdays and school holidays. Bright Horizons is a great place; my son always enjoys his time there. "

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

Clean-up Classification

You Will Need:

Paper bags or storage boxes, descriptive labels that say things like, "Things with wheels," "People," "Animals," etc.

Directions:

Place an appropriate label on each storage container and introduce them to your child, pointing out which one is which. When it is time to clean up, ask your child to put toys in the appropriate containers. While your child is trying to decide which container to put a toy in, talk about its properties. Say things like, “Does a cow have wheels?”;  “What needs to go in this bag?”; “What is different about these toys?”; “Here is another car, where does it go?”

Tip:

Once your child recognizes each container and knows what goes in it, this activity can become more challenging if you use bags instead of the normal storage containers.


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