Are you trying to find the perfect fit for your child’s early education? Attend a Bright Horizons Open House even and find out what sets them apart from the rest.
Several Open House events are taking place this spring at Bright Horizons locations all around the DC-Metro area where you can:
* Meet engaging teachers * Visit the bright and beautiful classrooms * Learn about their world-class curriculum * Discover how children’s interests are incorporated into classroom experiences * Find out how parent/teacher partnerships contribute to your child’s success
Join Bright Horizons® and early childhood education experts as they discuss important topics relevant to your family. Their Family Workshop series provides informative and expert childhood development tips, research, resources, and fun at home activities to help you and your family navigate the many stages of childhood development and parenting issues you may be facing.
All of the workshops in this series will be hosted at Bright Horizons‘ new state-of-the-art center in Reston, VA, from 5:30-6:30pm. You are welcome to participate in one or all of the workshops. There is no cost to register — all wrkshops are FREE!
February 16 – Raising a Healthy Eater
Get tips and strategies to support you in raising healthy eaters. This session will address some of your burning questions about how to handle the pickiest eaters, child nutrition facts, kid-friendly recipes, how and when to introduce new foods to your child, and how to create healthy meals that fit into a working parent lifestyle.
March 16 – School Readiness: Beyond the Basics
School readiness is so much more than knowing colors, shapes, and ABC’s. A school-ready child is engaged, eager to learn, willing and able to follow directions, and happily adjusted to group life in a classroom setting. Llearn how early classroom experiences shape your child, build confidence, provide skills for school success and how you can extend this learning at home.
April 20 – Teaching Empathy in Young Children
Raising children to be socially aware, community oriented, charitable minded, and educated about their world is more vital than ever in today’s global society. This workshop will discuss how social responsibility and empathy develops as your child grows; bridging family, school, and community life; and meaningful activities your family can do together to make a difference in your community and in the world.
Click here to learn more and RSVP for any and all of the FREE events you would like to join.
Bright Horizons will also be hosting a Spring Open House March 20-24, 2017 from 8am – 12pm. This is an opportunity to stop in, meet the teachers, tour the new state-of-the-art center, and learn more about the early care and education.
Herndon Children’s Center (HCC) is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, and they want to share their dedicated approach to childcare with families in the community! The non-profit, Parent/Board of Directors-run center provides full-day childcare and education for infant, toddlers, twos, preschool, and pre-K children. And after a transition from a federal to private center, along with a name change, HCC is flying a bit under the radar, and they currently have available slots in all programs.
HCC is NAEYC accredited and offers small class sizes with student-teacher ratios lower than state standards. The broad curriculum is based on learning by discovery, with a focus on art, music, science, dramatic play, language, and physical education. All teachers have a BA degree in early childhood education or a Child Development Associate (CDA) credential. Many teachers and staff are long tenured, 20% of them having being there for 15 years.
Out of the norm, HCC provides baby food and formula for the infant classrooms. They also offer many engaging enrichment activities, including field trips, on-site shows, splash days, gardening, and activities such as dance (read: the dance teacher visits HCC during the week!). They maintain an ECO-friendly certification and provide healthy homemade-style lunches (with vegetarian options!) as part of tuition.
This all takes place in a safe, fun, and stimulating environment in which children can socialize, learn, and play. HCC is truly a community in action, where children are appreciated for the individuals they are.
Herndon Children’s Center is located at 530 Huntmar Park Dr in Herndon, VA. More information about their programs is available on their website and Facebook page. You can also call 703.707.3737 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more and schedule a visit.
This post is sponsored by Herndon Children’s Center, however, I only promote places, programs, and events that I genuinely believe in and think will appeal to KFDC readers.
Bright Horizons recently opened a new state-of-the-art early education and preschool center in Reston, and they are hosting a Grand Opening party to celebrate the launch! On Saturday, October 1, from 10am – 1pm, community families are invited to enjoy all kinds of family fun and get a first look at the new location.
Festivities will kick off with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10:30am, followed by a pumpkin smash science experiment and leaf sorting activity for children. After that, there will be a musical puppet show by Carousel Puppets, then an interactive performance with Cody & BJ, plus more fun for all!
Plan to get there early — the first 12 families to arrive at the event will receive a complimentary mini photography session with professional photographer, Robert Holley! The session includes the rights to five high resolution digital files. All attendees will have a chance to meet Robert at the event!
This new opening gives local parents an opportunity to balance their work life and family life, while providing high-quality education for their children. With capacity for 164 children, the center offers Infant, Toddler, Twos, Preschool, and Kindergarten Prep programs as well as drop-in care.