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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.

What Parents are Saying

Our greatest advocates are also our closest friends.

"Thank you for being such a wonderful teacher for our little Mira. When we first brought her to your class, a few months ago, she started crying and you welcomed her in your arms. We were amazed by how quickly she evolved to being a happy toddler in your group. Now we even do our best to bring Mira in early in the morning so that she can spend a lot of time around you and learn from you. Thank you!"

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

Treasure Hunt

You Will Need:

Paper, Markers, “Treasure” – favorite snack, small toy, old jewelry

Directions:

Draw pictures of places where you want your child to search for the treasure. Leave picture clues that direct him to the next location. Send him outside, to the mailbox, into the basement, all around the house. If your child can read or decode sounds, add the name of the location or a short written clue. If you prefer, use pictures from magazines as your clues. Glue them to index cards or crinkled brown paper. To make the paper look very authentic, soak it in tea or burn the edges of brown paper.

Tip:

This is a fun way to get snack after an afternoon nap. You can hide the clues while your child is asleep. Keep the clues; you will want to do this many times.

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