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We are located on Berkeley Street between Stuart and St. James Street in the Back Bay. Diagonally across from Fire and Ice. We are one block from the John Hancock tower which is on the corner of Clarendon and Stuart Street.

Bright Horizons at Back Bay

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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.

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 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

Ice Cream in a Bag

You Will Need:

½ cup milk
1 teaspoon sugar
¼ teaspoon vanilla
Rock salt
1 small plastic ziplock bag
1 large plastic ziplock bag

Directions:

Have your child measure milk, sugar, and vanilla into a small bag. Seal the bag tightly and have her mix the ingredients around. Fill the large bag with ice and rock salt. Put the small bag in the larger bag, seal the larger bag, and ask her to shake or knead it until it becomes ice cream.

Tip:

This activity usually takes about 45 minutes to one hour.


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