Welcome to Bernice E. Lavin Early Childhood Education Center

Meet the Center Director

Debra Phillips
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Our Educational Programs

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Infants

An exceptional place for your baby to thrive and grow

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Toddler/Twos

An engaging world where toddlers learn and explore

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Preschool

Where curious children become inspired and ready for school

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Kindergarten Prep

Preparing children for success in kindergarten and beyond

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Kindergarten

A place for children’s social and academic skills to flourish

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School-Aged

Where children become engaged learners who take pride in academic achievement

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Summer Camp

A welcoming place for age-appropriate fun, friendships, and exploration

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Meet Our Teaching Team

Elizabeth M.

Support Staff

I love teaching because: Ms. Liz is our Infant Quality Assurance Liaison for our center

Teaching since: 2012

Bessie M.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: I love them. I enjoy teaching them because their minds are like sponges for learning. I love to see children explore the world around them.

Teaching since: 1978

Cheryl T.

Twos Classroom

I love teaching because: I enjoy having the opportunties to work with the diversity of families and my community

Teaching since: 1999

Francia H.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: I love sharing in their joy of fun and learning.

Teaching since: 2003

Pamela W.

Twos Classroom

I love teaching because: Ms. Pam is our Preschool Quality Assurance Liaison.

Teaching since: 2000

Monica R.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: Ms. Monica is our Toddler Quality Assurance Liaison.

Teaching since: 1998

Sarita F.

Twos Classroom

I love teaching because: Ms. Sarita is one of our wonderful Young Preschool Teachers.

Teaching since: 1997

Abby V.

Twos Classroom

I love teaching because: I enjoy the unexpected, funny things that children say!

Teaching since: 2001

Seema C.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: of their energy and their forever busy hands!

Teaching since: 2001

Alma H.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: watching them grow and being able to meet their needs through curriculum development is very rewarding.

Teaching since: 2005

Linda C.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: children are like sponges, they will learn so much in a short period of time and retain all that is absorbed!

Teaching since: 2006

LaToya C.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: I get a thrill out of being part of their early development. I just have a passion for teaching, I really enjoy doing it!

Teaching since: 2002

Karen E.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: of ther honesty, openness, pure innocence, and their eagnerness to learn

Teaching since: 2006

Kayla B.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: I am able to allow children to explore their minds and allow them to enjoy learning. I get to teach them exciting things that will make them enjoy all aspects of learning and school. I appreciate the joys of being a teacher!

Teaching since: 2009

Danielle F.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: it allows me to use my creativity to reach children in different ways, and to get them excited about learning and asking questions.

Teaching since: 2009

Donna C.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: I am able to witness moments of wonder and awe on a daily basis. Watching children experience mini-milestones is priceless!

Teaching since: 2003

Linda H.

Twos Classroom

I love teaching because: It allows me to provide them with an environment which will help them learn about themselves and others. I plant seeds to educate, build self-esteem, and nurture them to grow on life's journey.

Teaching since: 2003

Luis M.

Twos Classroom

I love teaching because: For starters, I'm a big kid myself. I love making/seeing kids happy.

Teaching since: 2013

Alicia T.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: I love the way children explore and learn new and exciting things. The expression on their face is priceless! Teaching helps to provide a solid foundation to grow on.

Teaching since: 2004

Sherita M.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: you never know what the day will hold when dealing with children. Every day is an exciting adventure!

Teaching since: 2007

Kim T.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: I get a chance to watch them grow and go through every developmental stage of life.

Teaching since: 1994

Gloria U.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: I love watching children "get it." It is fulfilling to be part of the children's emerging development.

Teaching since: 2008

Jean R.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: I love being a part of their beginnings and providing that every important "head start" on their developmental journeys.

Teaching since: 1997

Patricia J.

Twos Classroom

I love teaching because: children are like little sponges and they can be taught so much at this age.

Teaching since: 2009

Taneka M.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: Children are inspiring. They inspire me to be the best I can be and in turn I inspire them to be their natural best. Children are fun , warm, caring and a joy to be around.

Teaching since: 2004

Debra W.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: I love seeing the look on children's faces when they discover new things.

Teaching since: 2013

Nicole H.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: It is my passion to watch children grow into independent kids.

Teaching since: 2007

Alva L.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: I get to experience things with them for the first time, help them learn in new ways, and it allows me to tap into my own inner child during these experiences and projects.

Teaching since: 2008

Desiree J.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: I have a passion for teaching. I love to see children work on a skill I have taught them.

Teaching since: 1996

Celestine H.

Twos Classroom

I love teaching because: I love being the reason to make children laugh and smile. My classroom is always moving, learning, and laughing.

Teaching since: 1997

Ashley W.

Twos Classroom

I love teaching because: I have always loved children of all ages. There's never a dull moment! It's important for me to have good relationships with them by being patient and encouraging. They bring me so much joy and make me laugh and smile!

Teaching since: 2013

Juana G.

Twos Classroom

I love teaching because: Teaching everyday is an adventure filled with wonder and curiosity. Children bring joy and remind us to always be positive and enjoy the simple things in life. We learn from children as much as they learn from us

Teaching since: 2012

Valerie P.

Twos Classroom

I love teaching because: I love helping children achieve to the best of their ability and watching the children grow and learn over the short period of time I have with them.

Teaching since: 2015

Terita B.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: I love to see the curiosity on their faces when they reach different developmental milestones.

Teaching since: 2001

Amber G.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: it is fulfilling to put smiles on the children's faces!

Teaching since: 2003

Chyrisse A.

Twos Classroom

I love teaching because: They're excited about learning something new. They are honest full of love and curiosity, and it is a joy to be able to share in their milestones.

Teaching since: 2008

Charles H.

Twos Classroom

I love teaching because: I love having a positive effect on them. I love to watch them learn and explore new things.

Teaching since: 2012

Stacey K.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: It's exciting to see little ones learn new things and explore how things work. Also because not only is it rewarding to the children but it is rewarding to me!

Teaching since: 2003

Marquita T.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: They always brighten my day!

Teaching since: 2015

Patrina S.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: I enjoy being around the little ones, they brighten up my day!

Teaching since: 2013

Sharon H.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: I love the environment, the children and also the staff!

Teaching since: 2001

Maritza R.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: children have their own special rhythm that makes me want to follow along and keep going every day!

Teaching since: 2016

Marla F.

Kindergarten Prep

I love teaching because: Children are our future and they bring so many new ideas and insights to the world

Teaching since: 2014

Keonna M.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: I enjoy making a difference in the lives of young children

Teaching since: 2008

Paola A.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: I enjoy focusing on the little details that help children explore the world around them

Teaching since: 2015

Itoya H.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: I love children and making a difference in their lives brings me joy!

Teaching since: 2015

Meredith H.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: I feel that I learn from them just as much as they learn from me.

Teaching since: 2006

Natasha R.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: I've always loved children. It's a joy to be a positive influence and the foundation of a child's educational career.

Teaching since: 2012

Kaniasha L.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: Teaching allows me to give children the experiences they need for everyday life. It also helps to build bonds and relationships for the future.

Teaching since: 2006

Camiah M.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: I enjoy the everyday lessons i learn from teaching children

Teaching since: 2013

Jyesha B.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: I enjoy the children and the difference i can make in their lives

Teaching since: 2017

Maria H.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: I enjoy the smiles that I put on the children's faces

Teaching since: 2002

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The World at Their Fingertips

Our own World at Their Fingertips® curriculum is based on the research of the most renowned education experts. Designed by our education team, it’s created to support these important early years, to inspire children to be bold explorers today and joyful, confident learners for life.

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Literacy, language, and love of books cultivated through listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

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Science Rocks

Spurring a sense of wonder through observations and experiments in which we ask questions and form, record, and describe conclusions.

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Art Smart

Fostering an interest and appreciation of art, music, theater and dance, while encouraging individual talents and artistic expression.

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Math Counts

Early math concepts experienced through counting, sorting, patterning, one-on-one correspondence, and problem solving.

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Well Aware

Healthy living developed through physical activity, good nutrition, and healthful habits incorporated into every day routines.

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Towards a Better World

Experiences and activities designed to help children learn to respect our world, its diverse people, and the environment we live in.

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Caring Matters

Support for important social skills including compromise, self-regulation, negotiating with peers, and forming positive relationships.

“Our daughter has truly enjoyed being in your class and we have enjoyed watching her grow and learn so fast! She is excited to come to school every day and that's all we could ever ask for as busy working parents. Thank you for all that you do!!”

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Veronica & Joe

“Dear Ms. Adrienna, Thank you for being a fun, friendly and caring presence for Carson and all the other babies in A2! Amye & Jason Ong”

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Amye Ong

“We didn't know what to expect when we dropped Gavin off for the first time, but we are so happy with the care he has gotten from all of you. We so appreciate the attention and love you show him, and he is clearly learning new skills all the time. Thank you for all that you do everyday!”

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Katie and Tony

“I can't say enough good things about Kaniasha & Meredith. They take such good care of James and I trust them wholeheartedly. They are always smiling, upbeat, and positive even though I know they have a very stressful job managing a large group of toddlers! I couldn't ask for better teachers!”

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Bailey Shibata

“Dear Ms. Kayla, Ms. Terita, and Ms. Jean: Thank you for all you do all year long to make A2 a warm, friendly, engaging, and caring environment for Carson and all his classmates to learn and grow. We greatly appreciate all of your hard work! Amye & Jason Ong”

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Amye Ong

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Healthy Food for Growing Children

Healthy food is part of children’s development. Our menus align with our wellness commitment to Partnership for Healthier America. By eating family-style and serving themselves, children learn about making healthy choices and the connection between food and community.

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