Welcome to Early Learning Center of Brookings managed by Bright Horizons

Meet the Center Director

Barbara Caulfield

M-F: 6:45 a.m. to 6:15 p.m.
Phone: 605-696-7488

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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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Meet Our Teaching Team

Sarah H.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: It is exciting to see children learn and grow!

Teaching since: 2003

Jennifer S.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: The children are constantly changing.

Teaching since: 2008

Dawn R.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: They are fun to see grow and change.

Teaching since: 2009

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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.

“We want to THANK YOU for everything you have done this past year for Sophia! She absolutely loves coming to school to learn and a big reason is because of you two! She is so ready for kindergarten - so thank you for helping prepare her! We're excited to spend the summer with you guys! Thank you so incredibly much! You ladies are amazing!”

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Matt & Aimee Maher

“THANK YOU ladies so much for everything! Since day one, you have been nothing but amazing to us! You have made our family feel so comfortable and feel part of the Bright Horizons family! Our three kiddos love you three so much - so thank you! It's really neat to see how much they talk about you and how much of a positive impact you are having on their lives! Thanks for always having smiles on your faces & hugs to hand out to Sophia, Dean & Olivia! We appreciate all you do! Thank you!”

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Matt & Aimee Maher

“We just wanted to say THANK YOU for taking such fantastic care of Olivia! We love how much you love her & give her lots of snuggles throughout the day! It's amazing to see how much she's grown in the past 5 months that she's been here - and you ladies play an instrumental role in that! Thank you!”

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Matt & Aimee Maher

“We just want to say THANK YOU for all that you have done for Dean! He has really enjoyed early preschool this past year and you ladies have been so incredible! Dean loves coming to school to learn, see his friends & his teachers! Thank you for everything! You ladies are amazing!”

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Matt & Aimee Maher

“Thank you so much for everything you do for Sophia, Dean & Olivia! You ladies are just incredible and it's awesome to see the impact you are having on our three kiddos! We hear all of your names every single night when we get home! Thank you for helping Sophia, Dean & Olivia out when you are in their rooms! We appreciate all you do! Thank you!”

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Matt & Aimee Maher

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Upcoming Events for Families

Curriculum Night

September 4 | 5-6:15pm

Visit our classrooms, meet our teachers, learn about our curriculum and how your child's interests inspire learning.

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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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Early Education Awards & Partnerships

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Come Visit Us

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