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The Detroit Diesel-UAW Child Development Center is located at 13440 Outer Drive West, between 1-96 and Plymouth Road. From Telegraph, take Plymouth Road east to Outer Drive. Make a left onto Outer Drive. The Center is located two blocks down on the left. Enter through the Detroit Diesel Corporation guard shack and follow the signs around to the Child Development Center. From I-96: Exit at Outer Drive. Go south on Outer Drive. The road will curve to the left. The entrance to DDC is on the right hand side of the street just after the railroad tracks.

Our Curriculum

Creates developmentally appropriate educational environments that empower children to be confident, successful, lifelong learners.

  • Our Infant Program

    Great Places for Babies

    An exceptional place for your baby to thrive

    Our Great Places for Babies program is designed to provide a warm, welcoming environment where your baby can thrive and grow from a bundle of joy to a bundle of curiosity. With our emphasis on creating a loving, healthy, and safe place for your child to feel secure, your baby’s primary caregiver is a nurturing child development professional who is responsible for your baby’s prime times: those critical one-to-one moments of caring, play, and communication.

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  • Our Toddler Program

    The Growing World of Toddlers

    A place for growing curious, happy and confident toddlers

    Our Growing World of Toddlers program uses hands-on exploration and social interaction to help your child learn about the world in a safe and engaging environment. Through the guidance of our experienced teachers, toddlers succeed in a program designed to meet their individual ages and stages. Learning experiences are planned to promote the 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. Read More
  • Our Preschool Program

    READY for SCHOOL

    Engaging children intellectually, physically, emotionally and socially

    Our READY for SCHOOL program engages children intellectually, physically, emotionally, and socially, helping to prepare them to meet the expectations of elementary school readiness. Preschool classrooms encourage children to learn through hands-on exploration guided by teachers who inspire curiosity and creative thinking. The result is well-rounded, confident children who possess the ability to solve problems, make decisions, and engage with others. Read More
  • Our Kindergarten Prep Program

    Kindergarten Prep

    Ensuring children are prepared to succeed in school and life.

    Our READY for SCHOOL Kindergarten Prep program helps children advance skills in core pre-academic areas such as literacy, math, and science, as well as in other essential areas such as art, social and emotional well-being, and health and wellness. Our whole-child approach ensures that children are exposed to a diverse array of learning activities and that they thrive in all areas of development, becoming creative thinkers, complex problem solvers, empathetic collaborators, curious investigators, and astute decision makers. Read More

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."

World at their Fingertips

The story behind Bright Horizons emergent curriculum

At Bright Horizons, we provide your child with an education that lasts a lifetime by following the World at Their Fingertips' groundbreaking methods and incorporating the most current thinking from today’s strongest educators in the field.

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Learning at Home

Bath Time Fun

You Will Need:

Plastic watering cans, cups, beach toys

Directions:

Bath time can be scary for some toddlers. Adding some fun beach toys and allowing your toddler to fill a watering can or cups and pour the water on himself can lessen bath time fears.

Tip:

Using a watering can to wash away shampoo can be a fun way to get hair washing done.


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Our Curriculum Components

The building blocks to balanced education.

  • Language Works Language Works creates a language-rich environment in which love of language, books, and reading is cultivated through listening, speaking, reading, and writing.
  • Math Counts Math Counts gives children mathematical experiences with one-on-one correspondence, counting, sorting, patterning, and problem solving.
  • Science Rocks Science Rocks stimulates a child’s sense of wonder by encouraging children to question, experiment, observe, record, describe, and form conclusions.
  • Art Smart ArtSmart helps children develop an interest and appreciation of art, music, theater, and dance, encouraging them to uncover their talents and express themselves artistically.
  • Our World Our World acknowledges and values the rich cultural heritage of families and provides a wide range of experiences for children to learn respect for our world, its diverse people, and the environment.
  • Well Aware Well Aware fosters positive attitudes toward healthy living, physical activity, and nutrition through appropriate experiences that incorporate healthful habits into daily routines.

Get involved in our Enrichment Activities

Because knowledge is more than just the ABC's.

In addition to our curriculum's learning elements in math, language, art, social responsibility and health and wellness. We are proud to incorporate these curriculum features into your daily experiences:
STEM: Toddlers - Pre-K
Handwriting Without Tears: Preschool and Pre-K
Everyday Math: Preschool and Pre-K
Growing Readers: Infant - Pre-K
Toward a Better World: Infant - Pre-K
Movement Matters: Infant - Pre-K
Sign Language: Infants - Pre-K
Art Smart: Infants - Pre-K