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Directions to Bright Horizons at University Village 2688 NE University Village St. Seattle, WA 98105 From Highway 520 take the Montlake Blvd. NE exit going north toward the University of Washington. Montlake Blvd. NE splits and curves right to become NE 45th St. and also stays straight to become 25th Ave. NE. You will see the University Village Shopping Center to the northeast of that intersection. Enter the mall off of either street and find the Bartell Drug Store. The center is located to the left of that drug store. From I-5 take the NE 45th St. exit going east towards the University of Washington. After passing the University you will travel down a long hill and see the University Village Shopping Center ahead. Turn left onto NE 45th St. at the bottom of the hill and make a left into the shopping mall at the QFC sign. Find the Bartell Drug Store. The center is located to the left of that drug store.

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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 outdoor 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 and prepare for preschool and beyond.

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Our Curriculum Components

The building blocks to balanced education.

  • 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

Commuting Game

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As you are driving in your vehicle, ask your child to identify various items. For instance, ask her to find a bus, truck, flag, barn, McDonald's, etc. Once you approach the item, point it out and say, "I see the yellow bus." At first, focus on things that your child will easily recognize, then add a bit of a challenge. This game can also be played in a restaurant while waiting for a table or your food or anywhere else a toddler might have to wait. As your child gets better at this game, she might be able to ask you to find something.


Show enthusiasm and change your vocal tones as you say different things.

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