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If you are travelling from Penn Station, take the 1 train to 50th Street. Exit the station and head towards 7th Avenue. The center is located in the Barclays Building on the corner of 50th and 7th. If you require an elevator, you can take the N, R or W to 49th Street. Take the elevator to the street level. You will depart right outside of the building. Use the entrance on 7th Avenue between 49th and 50th to use the ramp into the building.

Bright Horizons at Barclays

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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.

Teacher Spotlight

Just a few of our gold stars of the day.


Name: Kelly

I Teach: Toddlers

Teaching Since: 2014

I love teaching children because: for children anything is possible.

Favorite Children's Book: Big Green Monster by Ed Emberley

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Learning at Home

Puppetry with Infants and Toddlers

You Will Need:

Colorful puppets, either purchased or homemade (make sure they don't have small pieces that might come off and create a choking hazard).

Directions:

Look into the eyes of your baby, hold the puppet on your hand and have the puppet softly touch and sing or talk with your baby. Wait for your child to make sounds or words back and then continue the "conversation."

Tip:

Use the puppet as a fun way to encourage language.


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