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270 South to Interstate 495 South/North VA/Washington. Take exit 43 for VA 193 GW Parkway. Take exit for Roosevelt Bridge, keep left. Cross Roosevelt Bridge, merge onto Constitution. Turn left onto 15th Street. Right onto Pennsylvania Avenue, NW. Center on left. I395 North, continue straight onto US 1 North (signs for 14th Street/National Mall). Continue onto 14th Street, NW. Turn right onto Pennsylvania Avenue, NW. Metro accessible via Metro Center Station (Red line) or Federal Triangle Station (Blue and Orange line).

Bright Horizons at 1111 Pennsylvania Avenue

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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.

"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."

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

Bug Hunt

You Will Need:

Non-breakable magnifying glasses, camera (optional), containers to momentarily house insects while examining them more closely

Directions:

Go for a nature walk. Talk with your child about possible places to look for insects (under rocks and leaves, on tree trunks, etc.). Capture insects in containers. Then, take pictures, observe, and release them. Take pictures of your child discovering them, too. You can refer to the photographs at a later time, too, while creating nature drawings or talking about insects and the outdoors.

Tip:

Magnifying glasses may be purchased at toy, discovery, or stationary stores. Before or after the hunt, read books about insects or look them up on the internet with your child.


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