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If coming from the south on County Road 22 (West Circle Drive), turn right on County Road 4 (Valley High Drive). Take the first left on 40th Ave. There is a post office on the corner. We are the second brick building on the left 3535. The front door is around the back of the building, and there is a sun above our front door.

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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 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 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

Juice Pops

You Will Need:

Juice, popsicle sticks, ice cube tray, small plastic pitcher or measuring cup with a pouring spout

Directions:

Make or buy ready-made juice. Help your child pour the juice into the ice cube trays and put them in the freezer. When the juice begins to harden, put a popsicle stick in each cube, then let freeze the rest of the way.

Tip:

Making juice pops is a fun activity for warm weather, and they can be a fun, healthy afterschool snack or dessert. With all cooking activities, it's helpful to make preparation and cleaning up part of every project.


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