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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 a half hour 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 and the first elevator bank that you see is the No. Terrace elevators that will bring you directly to the third floor, Suite 350. If walking into the building the No. Terrace elevators are located behind Quiznos sandwich shop.

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Bright Horizons Montessori at Denver Place

(303) 293-2743

Our Infant / Nido Program

"The greatness of the human personality begins at the hour of birth." -Dr. Maria Montessori

The Italian word 'Nido' - meaning 'nest' - conveys the spirit of our infant environment, where each child is nurtured as a unique individual, and encouraged to explore in a beautiful, safe, and orderly space. Materials are carefully chosen for their educational purpose and sensory qualities.

These first years of life are an extraordinary period of cognitive and emotional growth, brain development, and language acquisition. Our Montessori-trained infant teachers form close bonds with the children, encouraging the development of language and body awareness through movement and exploration. Under their care, the children establish a strong sense of security and autonomy, laying a foundation for lifelong learning.

What Parents are Saying

Our greatest advocates are our families.

"We are so grateful for the wonderful care and education our daughter receives from all of the amazing teachers at Bright Horizons! She wakes up so excited to come to school each day and talks about all of her teachers when she comes home. Thank you for making her feel so loved."

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

  • Independence Babies are marvelous learners, immediately investigating the sights, sounds, and feel of the world. In our classrooms, each child develops a sense of self and learns independent skills such as using a spoon, drinking from a cup, and sleeping on a floor bed.
  • Sensory Learning Our Montessori curriculum provides infants with a safe, engaging world full of active exploration through hearing, touching, and moving as well as meaningful interactions with caregivers, books, songs, and lots of response to their vocalizations.
  • Language Foreign language, music, baby sign language, and early literacy activities enrich our infants’ daily experiences. Campus “field trips” in the baby buggy provide infants with a view of the real world via a fantastic array of outdoor sensory stimulation.
  • Individual Care and Exploration Designed for individual development at the child’s natural pace, babies feel safe and free to grow, move, and explore their surroundings. This provides an optimal opportunity to engage emerging physical, sensorial, perceptual, cognitive, and social skills.

Teacher Spotlight

Just a few of our gold stars of the day.


Name: Kathy

I Teach: Nido Lead Teacher

I started with Montessori at Denver Place in October of 1993. I have completed several courses in Early Childhood Education and a lot of Montessori training. I have been in childcare for about thirty years. For fun I enjoy dancing, arts and crafts, and board games.

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Learning at Home

Peek-A-Fruit

You Will Need:

Different kinds of fruit, a basket or bowl, and a cloth large enough to cover one piece of fruit

Directions:

Sit with your baby on the floor near the basket of fruit. Take a piece of fruit and say, “Here is a green apple. I’m going to cover it with our cloth.” Then pull off the cloth and enthusiastically say, “Peek-a-Boo, apple!”

Tip:

Your baby can also investigate the fruit. Place the basket of fruit where your child will be able to crawl over to it.


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