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The Center is located on Drexel Avenue between 56th and 57th streets. It is on the Hyde Park Campus of the University of Chicago. One block north of Comer Children's Hospital.

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About Our Staff

A Bright Horizons teacher is a nurturer as well as an educator, someone who encourages learning through exploration, and who understands the balance between what a child needs to feel safe and what she requires to reach her potential. Your child’s teacher is your partner. At Bright Horizons, families and teachers work together --celebrating successes, navigating challenges, and communicating daily about your child’s achievements and goals.

Meet Our Teachers

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  • Name: Shannan
  • I Teach: Infants
  • Teaching Since: 1998
  • I love teaching children because: I love spending time with the infants/children and watching them grow and develop.
  • Favorite Children's Book: Dr. Suess's Books
  • Name: Rhonda
  • I Teach: Infants
  • Teaching Since: 2001
  • I love teaching children because: There are moments when you can actually see children connect the dots and gain an understanding of the things that I've been teaching them.
  • Favorite Children's Book: Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Suess
  • Name: Betrice
  • I Teach: Infants
  • Teaching Since: 1992
  • I love teaching children because: I love to be a positive role model to our next generation.
  • Favorite Children's Book: Looks Like Spilled Milk by Charles G. Shaw
  • Name: Diamond
  • I Teach: Infants
  • Teaching Since: 2015
  • I love teaching children because: of the way children light up when they learn something new. I am also inspired by the way children are so intrigued in learning what you're teaching them.
  • Favorite Children's Book: Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
  • Name: Latavia
  • I Teach: Toddlers
  • Teaching Since: 2008
  • I love teaching children because: I love that I get to teach them new things and have a positive influence on their lives and education.
  • Favorite Children's Book: Where's My T-R-U-C-K? by Karen Beaumont
  • Name: Dawn
  • I Teach: Toddlers
  • Teaching Since: 2013
  • I love teaching children because: it is so rewarding to see children learn something new for the first time. The expression on their faces when they realize that they know something new and they can do new things.
  • Favorite Children's Book: Llama Llama collection by Anna Dewdney
  • Name: Carmen
  • I Teach: Toddlers
  • Teaching Since: 2003
  • I love teaching children because: I love that they are curious and I enjoy sparking their curiosity!
  • Favorite Children's Book: Are You My Mother? by Dr. Seuss
  • Name: Shana
  • I Teach: Toddlers
  • Teaching Since: 2013
  • I love teaching children because: of the look in a child's eye when they learn something new. It is the highlight of my day.
  • Favorite Children's Book: Bark George by Jules Feiffer
  • Name: Marcia
  • I Teach: Resource Teacher
  • Teaching Since: 1992
  • I love teaching children because: I love working with children at the very beginning of their education.
  • Favorite Children's Book: We're Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen
  • Name: Kyrstal
  • I Teach: Young Preschool (Twos)
  • Teaching Since: 2016
  • I love teaching children because: each day I have the opportunity to provide children with optimal learning experiences through guidance and the fundamentals needed to succeed in their development and growth.
  • Favorite Children's Book: Love You Forever by Robert Munsch
  • Name: Nina
  • I Teach: Young Preschool (Twos)
  • Teaching Since: 1998
  • I love teaching children because: the smile on a child's face when I walk through the door. Children are interesting and you can always learn new things from children. I'm amazed by their development!
  • Favorite Children's Book: Today is Monday by Eric Carle and Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr. & John Archambault
  • Name: Kenisha
  • I Teach: Young Preschool (Twos)
  • Teaching Since: 2011
  • I love teaching children because: I love to help young minds grow and develop into great leaders.
  • Favorite Children's Book: Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss
  • Name: Candice
  • I Teach: Preschool
  • Teaching Since: 2009
  • I love teaching children because: I love children! I love that I get to have an impact on thier lives, and have the pleasure of watching them grow and develop.
  • Favorite Children's Book: Skippyjon Jones by Judy Schachner
  • Name: Abi
  • I Teach: Preschool
  • Teaching Since: 2012
  • I love teaching children because: I love working with children and making a positive difference in their lives.
  • Favorite Children's Book: This book just ate my dog by Richard Byrne
  • Name: Ebony
  • I Teach: Preschool
  • Teaching Since: 1996
  • I love teaching children because: how motivated children are to learn new things. I'm also inspired by how children effectively learn through fun-filled hands-on experiences.
  • Favorite Children's Book: The Book with No Words by B.J. Novak
  • Name: Shae
  • I Teach: Kindergarten Prep
  • Teaching Since: 2001
  • I love teaching children because: I am inspired by this Chinese Proverb, "I hear and I forget, I see and I remember, I do and I understand."
  • Favorite Children's Book: Today I will Fly by Mo Wilems
  • Name: Gemise
  • I Teach: Preschool
  • Teaching Since: 2010
  • I love teaching children because: of children's smiles and my family bonds.
  • Favorite Children's Book: Stuck by Oliver Jeffers
  • Name: Ariel
  • I Teach: Resource Teacher
  • Teaching Since: 2012
  • I love teaching children because: of the children. One of my greatest pleasures is seeing them succeed at any level.
  • Favorite Children's Book: How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss

Administration

  • Name: Shirley

    Position: Director

    In Education Since: 1975

    I love working for Bright Horizons because: It is a company that embraces diversity and inclusion and offers employees wonderful opportunities for career growth and development.

    Favorite Children's Book: The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

  • Name: Marneshia

    Position: Assistant Director

    In Education Since: 1994

    I love working for Bright Horizons because: Bright Horizons is a company that believes in quality care for our children and the work life balance of the employees and the families. It also is a company that helps you grow and develop professionally and personally.

    Favorite Children's Book: The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

  • Name: Liz

    Position: Business Manager

    In Education Since: 2012

    I love working for Bright Horizons because: this company offers the highest quality of child care for young children and families. I love the many ways that this company celebrate its employees and how they cherish and support its employees work/ life balance. I also love the fact that this company gives back to the community. I am most inspired by watching children develop to their fulllest learning potentials and by the gratitude and appreciation that I receive from the families that we serve.

    Favorite Children's Book: Is Your Llama a Mama? by Deborah Guarino