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From I-80 take exit 242 and turn south onto 1st Avenue. Continue on 1st Avenue for 1 mile to the intersection of 1st Avenue and Hwy 6 / 2nd Street. There will be a Hardees and a Walgreens on your right. Turn left and continue about a half mile to the 4th traffic light. You will pass Every Bloomin' Thing on the left and the VA Hospital on the right. Turn right onto Newton Road at the 4th traffic light. We are the second building on the right as you reach the top of the hill. There is a large, colorful sign that reads "UIHC Child Care and Early Education Center" in front of our entrance. Parking is available in the adjacent ramp.

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  • What Iowa City Parents are Saying

    about Bright Horizons Child Care

    "Thank you for all that you do for our little Inge! We are so blessed to have you all caring for our little girl. It truly warms our hearts to see her excitement when she sees you all at daycare."

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    Parenting Resources for Your Growing Family

    Written by early childhood education experts, e-family news is a free weekly email providing advice, strategies, tips, resources, and news about current parenting issues you may be facing. From making the most of your baby’s first year to potty training your toddler, and from helping your preschooler make friends to fitness and recipes for the whole family - we can help.

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  • Music Your Whole Family Will Love!

    Bright Horizons Radio on Pandora

    Music positively impacts child development – but finding great children’s music can be a challenge. Tune in to Bright Horizons® Radio on Pandora® to hear popular artists play songs your kids will love, and be sure to explore our variety of NEW at-home music activities, too.

    Kitchen Band: Fun with Pots and Pans
    Suitable for: Infants and Toddlers

    Recycled Materials Family Band
    Suitable for: Preschool

    Drawing to the Sensations of Music
    Suitable for: School-age Children

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  • Join us for Curriculum Night!

    Thursday, September 08, 2016 at 4:00pm

    Step inside our early education programs to:

    • Meet our educators
    • Explore our parent/teacher partnerships
    • Learn about our own The World at Their Fingertips® curriculum  
    • Discover our emergent curriculum approach that lets your child’s own interests inspire the excitement to learn  
    Experience Bright Horizons® for yourself -- no RSVP necessary.

  • About the Curriculum

    Our unique approach to education.

    Bright Horizons’ The World at Their Fingertips

    Children learn in a variety of ways and at their own pace. Our carefully planned curriculum is designed to inspire your child at every age and stage. Built around extensive research, 21st-century technology, and developmentally appropriate instruction, our curriculum introduces concepts of math, science, language, culture, environment, art and health.

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  • About our Teachers

    Helping children reach their potential

    Our Teachers

    Inspired by knowledgeable child development professionals who understand the balance between nurturing developing minds and caring for tender spirits, children grow from curious infants into explorative preschoolers. Our teachers are all experienced and highly trained, meeting rigid certification requirements. They keep up with the latest techniques in early childhood curriculum and continually develop new skills to guide children on a path to lifelong learning.

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  • Health & Safety

    Because parents need peace of mind

    Well Aware and Staying Healthy

    Our center environment offers children a healthy and safe place to develop and learn. Through our Well Aware program and our Staying Healthy procedures, we set high expectations for creating healthy environments and also foster positive attitudes within children towards healthy living, physical activity, and nutrition.

    We’re proud to provide programs parents can feel good about, and to be recognized as a model for other early education programs by the Partnership for a Healthier America and First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move campaign.

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