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From Richmond, take 64 West to exit 124. Turn right at the end of the exit ramp. Follow 250 West towards Charlottesville. Turn left onto Hydraulic Road. Go through the light at 29 N and continue on Hydraulic past the high school. Turn right onto Whitewood Road. The center is on the right at 107 Whitewood Road.
  • Charlottesville Child Care Center Address: 107 Whitewood Road, Charlottesville, VA 22901
  • Phone: 434-951-2060
  • Hours of Operation: M-F: 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Ages Served: Infants, Toddlers, Preschool, Kindergarten Prep, School Age

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Our Preschool Program

Engaging children intellectually, physically, emotionally and socially

Our preschool classrooms focus on children’s newly emerging skills and advanced use of language, math, and scientific thought. Multi-disciplinary learning centers encourage individual skills and emerging interests in academics, creative expression, and outdoor learning.

Our curriculum stimulates each child’s innate curiosity and exploratory nature to prepare children for lifelong learning. Children move to elementary school socially prepared, excited to learn, and well versed in the language, math, and science skills they’ll need to succeed. .

What Parents are Saying

Our greatest advocates are also our closest friends.

"Ever since the first day I walked into Bright Horizons, I have always felt very comfortable that my son would be well taken care of. I thank you all for your caring hearts, teaching right from wrong, and playing a big part in the development of the amazing boy that my son has become."

Our Curriculum Components

The building blocks to balanced education.

  • Language Works Talking, questioning, beginning to write and identify letters and numbers.
  • Math Counts Counting, sequencing, developing 1-to-1 correspondence.
  • Science Rocks Examining, comparing, planting, and caring for gardens.
  • ArtSmart Drawing, brush painting, exploring music, dance, and dramatic arts.
  • Our World Appreciating diversity, becoming environmentally conscious.
  • Well Aware Taking part in exercise and yoga, preparing and eating healthy foods.

Teacher Spotlight

Just a few of our gold stars of the day.


Name: Nancy DeWitt

I Teach: Preschool

Teaching Since: 1987

I love teaching children because: I like working at Bright Horizons because I get to sing and laugh and play and learn with a delightful group of children every day!

Favorite Children's Book: Corduroy

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Learning at Home

Family Recipes

You Will Need:

Recipe cards, divider cards for a box, Recipe box for each child or family member

Directions:

Have your child think about her favorite meals and foods. She may research ideas in magazines, cookbooks, or your recipe box. Then you or your child can copy the recipe (or cut it out of the magazine and glue it to the card). If your child can't copy the recipe, she may be able to write the name of the food. Your child can add it to her own recipe box.

Tip:

Foods often bring memories. Talk about your favorite meals as a child. What did your mother cook for special occasions? Pass on traditional family recipes. Use the recipes to help plan menus, especially for holidays. Ask your child to choose a vegetable dish, or a bread, etc. Encourage children to help in the preparation of the recipe.

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