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We are located in downtown Denver in the Denver Place Building. This is location is between 18th Street and 19th Street; and between Curtis Street and Champa Street. We offer 45 minutes of complementary parking in the lower level of the building, entrance to the garage is on the right hand side of Curtis. B-1 usually has plenty of visitor parking as well as two reserved spaces for DP Parents and the first elevator bank that you see is the NB1 North Terrace elevators that will bring you directly to the third floor, Suite 350 If walking into the building the No. Terrace elevators are located by Mila Restaurant and 5280 Provisions

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Bright Horizons Montessori at Denver Place

(720) 590-4497

Our Toddler / Twos Program

“Education is a natural process carried out by the human individual, and is acquired not by listening to words, but by experiences in the environment.” -Dr. Maria Montessori

Each toddler is treated as a unique individual, encouraged to exercise their growing autonomy and expanding language in carefully prepared, safe, and orderly surroundings. Our planned environment space promotes exploration, independence, order, and freedom of choice and movement.  It is carefully designed with defined learning areas, and open to allow plenty of room for social interaction and activities required for the toddler's growth and brain development.

At Bright Horizons, we love the “No!” attitude of toddlers and twos because it’s an assertion of autonomy that leads to new developmental opportunities like increased body control and expression of feelings. Only when children feel a sense of personal power (“I can affect things”) are they ready to move to the next critical task of realizing a sense of competence (“I can achieve things”). As active learners and problem-solvers, children develop genuine confidence and a sense of who they are in the world.

What Parents are Saying

Our greatest advocates are our families.

"We have been amazed at how much our daughter has evolved since attending Bright Horizons! This was her very first experience away from home and in any kind of "school" environment. The teachers and administrators have made it such a positive first introduction to school and learning. "

Our Curriculum Components

“The environment must be rich in motives which lend interest to activity and invite the child to conduct his own experiences.”
-Dr. Maria Montessori

  • Practical Life Exercises such as pouring, sweeping, buttoning, and setting the table, are opportunities for children to learn to care for themselves and their environment. Daily lessons of grace and courtesy help toddlers learn about sharing and being considerate of others.
  • Aids to Independence Activities are provided to help children gain independence and develop the powers of focus and concentration, along with fine and gross motor movement.
  • Sensorial Sensory experiences are designed to facilitate hand-eye coordination, small muscle control, and spatial relationships.
  • Language During this sensitive period for language, toddlers learn to express themselves with words, to expand their vocabulary, and to develop a love of literature. This is also the perfect time to introduce a sequenced foundation of literacy skills in both small groups and individually.
  • Peace Peace lessons give toddlers the skills to work through anger and frustration in a positive way, while encouraging tolerance, cooperation, and respect for others.
  • Art Toddlers experiment with many different art mediums and are encouraged to focus on educational gains learned through the process, not the product.
  • Outdoor Environment Our outdoor spaces are a natural extension of the classroom where children can dig, rake, climb, and practice large muscle control. Outdoor environments allow freedom to explore and express.
  • Foreign Language Children acquire new languages most naturally at this age, as all languages simply contribute to their word bank.
  • Music During the toddler phase of brain development, music is another “language” that stimulates mathematical ability, vocabulary acquisition, and speaking skills. From early exposure to music, music appreciation and rhythm sense develop naturally.

Learning at Home

The Pots and Pans Band

You Will Need:

Pots, pans, spoons

Directions:

Let your child play with pots and pans on the floor. He will delight in putting smaller pots into larger ones, banging on them, and hearing the sounds.

Tip:

Make one cupboard accessible for your child and fill it with pots, pans, plastic containers, etc. This is a great activity for your child while you are preparing meals.


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