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From Interstate 80 take Highway 113 North. Exit at Hutchison Drive. Stay to the right, merging east onto Hutchison Drive. Move into the left lane. Proceed straight across Health Sciences Drive, passing green houses on the left, begin looking for a center turn lane. Proceed into center turn lane, turn left onto Extension Center Circle. Proceed west on Extension Center Circle, turn right at first entrance to the Lot C parking lot. Proceeding straight ahead toward the yellow building will take you into the drop off/pick up lane in front of Hutchison Child Development Center. Should you miss the left turn from Hutchison onto Extension Center Circle, continue thru the La Rue and Hutchison intersection. Make a U turn using the parking lot on the right. Proceed west on Hutchison, crossing La Rue, passing the REC Pool on the right. Turn right onto Extension Center Circle, turn right at first entrance to parking lot and proceed to yellow building at the rear of the parking lot.

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Our Kindergarten Program

Comprehensive curriculum preparing children for school success

Our center develops expectations and practices in concert with our state curriculum standards so children make an easy transition into the local school system. At the same time, our curriculum builds off the child’s knowledge base and skills, learning style, and interests. There is a clear emphasis on the development of strong language, math, and science skills. Important “school skills” of listening carefully, following through on a sequence of tasks, and working cooperatively are reinforced.

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

The building blocks to balanced education.

  • Language Works Connecting spoken words to written words, enjoying books independently, retelling stories, writing letters and numbers, indentifying some words on sight.
  • Math Counts Beginning to use standard measurements, beginning addition.
  • Science Rocks Exploring the world in more depth using tools such as magnifying glasses and microscopes, recording observations in science journals.
  • ArtSmart Studying great artists, engaging in collage and three-dimensional artwork, exploring dance, music, and dramatic arts
  • Our World Practicing empathy and compassion towards others, cultural exploration through children’s literature.
  • Well Aware Continuing focus on healthy activity and eating, taking responsibility for own health, beginning to study how our bodies are cared for.

Learning at Home

Family Culture Collages

You Will Need:

Construction paper, glue, scissors, markers, stickers, photographs, and small items (golf tees, barrettes, ruler, etc.)

Directions:

Talk with your child about your family’s culture and interests. Then, work with her to create a collage that reflects them. Talk with her about what should be on the collage and help her find and select the items or photographs.

Tip:

For each item or photograph your child chooses to include, write down her reason for choosing to put it in her collage. If she selects heavy objects to attach, you may need to provide heavier paper or cardboard for the base of the collage, or have her turn the project into a 3-dimensional sculpture. Keep small pieces away from younger children, as they may pose a choking hazard.


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