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Take 494 and then turn east on Carlson Parkway. Then turn right on Cheshire Lane. After turning onto Cheshire Lane, you will pass Holiday gas station and then a small strip mall with Subway. Keep following Cheshire Lane until you reach Building 111, suite 900. Our center is the last building on the right hand side.

Bright Horizons at Minnetonka

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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.

Our Toddler Welcome Letter will help you prepare for your child's visit to our center.

What Parents are Saying

Our greatest advocates are also our closest friends.

"We are so grateful for the wonderful care and education our daughter receives from all of the amazing teachers at Bright Horizons! She wakes up so excited to come to school each day and talks about all of her teachers when she comes home. Thank you for making her feel so loved."

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

Feed the Birds

You Will Need:

A bird book or internet, bird feeder (purchased or homemade), birdseed, paper or a journal

Directions:

Put bird seed in the bird feeder. For the youngest children, simply watching for birds at the feeder will be exciting. For preschoolers and older, document your findings by taking pictures, writing the words they say, or making a chart. If using a chart, you can tally the kinds of birds that are observed. Older children might research birds in books or on the internet at www.nbr.nbs.gov (Bird identification Center -- you can even hear bird songs on this site). Make a bird journal with pictures and results. Have your child note if he sees any differences in varieties of birds in different seasons.

Tip:

The more excitement you show about the birds that are in your yard, the more interest your child will show.


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