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Take the B, D, F, or M train to 47-50th Rockefeller Center. Come upstairs and walk to the corner of 50th and 6th. We are at 1271 Avenue of the Americas. The entrance to the building is on 50th Street.

Bright Horizons at Avenue of the Americas

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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.

"Bright Horizons has created a wonderful environment for our children to grow and thrive. I am grateful knowing that my son is developing in a safe, healthy, and happy place surrounded by an outstanding staff. Your positive attitude and ability to connect with the kids makes every day better."

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

Leaf Collection

You Will Need:

A bag to collect leaves, coffee filters, heavy book, journal or scrapbook, marker, double-sided tape or glue, a tree identification book or website

Directions:

Go on a walk with your child and have him collect many different types of leaves in the bag. Press each leaf between 2 coffee filters and place in a heavy book (a phone book works well). You can add additional books on top to increase the weight. Let the leaves dry for a few days. Have your child place them in the leaf journal or scrapbook, and label them with the name of the tree each leaf came from. Research and learn about the trees with your child by using the  tree identification book or the internet.

Tip:

Before pressing leaves and adding them to the journal, have your child sort them into different categories, such as round, pointed, brown, red, etc.


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