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From the 56 W., take the El Camino Real exit and turn left on El Camino Real. Go about 1 mile and take a left on Torrey Reserve Driveway. Landmarks are Ruth Cris Steak House and Insurance Company of the West. Contiue arcross the front of ICW and Bright Horizons is toward the back of the parking lot. From 5 N. take the Carmel Valley Road exit. Take a left on Carmel Valley Road and then a right on El Camino Real. Go about 1 mile and take a left on Torrey Reserve Driveway. You will see the Insurance Company of the West on your left and Ruth Chris Steak House on your right. Continue across the front of ICW and Bright Horizons in the back of the parking lot. From 5 S. take the Carmel Mountain Road exit. Take a right on Carmel Mountain and a left on El Camino Real. Go about 1 mile, pass Arroyo Sorrento Road (on your right) and make an immediate right into the Bright Horizons parking lot. Do not turn on Arroyo Sorrento Road. There is no entrance into the Bright Horizons parking lot.l

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About Our Staff

A Bright Horizons teacher is a nurturer as well as an educator. They are 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: Ms. Allie
  • I Teach: Preschool 1 (2-3 year olds) in the Eric Carle Room
  • Teaching Since: 2013
  • I love teaching children because: It is so fun because I get to watch how children grow. Preschool is the first step to their future.
  • Favorite Children's Book: The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
  • Name: Ms. Melody
  • I Teach: Preschool 1 (2-3 year olds) in the Eric Carle Room
  • Teaching Since: 1998
  • I love teaching children because: they are curious and absorb everything that you teach them.
  • Favorite Children's Book: Llama, Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney
  • Name: Ms. Courtney
  • I Teach: Preschool 2 (2-3 year olds) in the A.A. Milne Room
  • Teaching Since: 2013
  • I love teaching children because: they are so curious and so excited to learn new things.
  • Favorite Children's Book: Green Eggs & Ham by Dr. Seuss
  • Name: Ms. Whitney
  • I Teach: Preschool 2 (2-3 year olds) in the A.A. Milne Room
  • Teaching Since: 2012
  • I love teaching children because: I like to see them learn new things and I enjoy watching them grow as students as well as individuals.
  • Favorite Children's Book: Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister
  • Name: Ms. Deanna
  • I Teach: Preschool 2 (3-4 year olds) in the Dr. Seuss Room
  • Teaching Since: 2010
  • I love teaching children because: I love seeing how happy they are and watching them grow.
  • Favorite Children's Book: Silly Sally by Audrey Wood
  • Name: Ms. Sayena
  • I Teach: Preschool 2 (3-4 year olds) in the Dr. Seuss Room
  • Teaching Since: 2016
  • I love teaching children because: I love watching them grow. I believe they are important role for the future.
  • Favorite Children's Book: Hands Are Not for Hitting by Martine Agassi
  • Name: Ms Valerie, CDP
  • I Teach: Preschool 2 (3-4 year olds) in the Beatrix Potter Room
  • Teaching Since: 1996
  • I love teaching children because: I feel like a child myself in many ways. It is rewarding to make a difference in a child's life and celebrating the diversity of all people.
  • Favorite Children's Book: Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crocket Johnson
  • Name: Ms. Jojo
  • I Teach: Preschool 2 (3-4 year olds) in the Beatrix Potter Room
  • Teaching Since: 2013
  • I love teaching children because: I love helping children learn, grow and achieve new concepts for the first time.
  • Favorite Children's Book: Hazel's Amazing Mother by Rosemary Wells
  • Name: Ms. Bethany, BS
  • I Teach: Kindergarten Prep in the Willems Room
  • Teaching Since: 2013
  • I love teaching children because: I want to help them develop a love for learning that will carry on through their entire life.
  • Favorite Children's Book: The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
  • Name: Ms Naemah, AA
  • I Teach: Kindergarten Prep in the Willems Room
  • Teaching Since: 1997
  • I love teaching children because: it is very rewarding when you see children learn and grow.
  • Favorite Children's Book: Peter Rabbit, Eric Carle, and Dr Seuss
  • Name: Ms. Aimee, BS
  • I Teach: Kindergarten Prep in the Silverstein Room
  • Teaching Since: 2007
  • I love teaching children because: we help children learn the life skills to make them successful in Elementary School.
  • Favorite Children's Book: Oh The Place's You'll Go by Dr. Seuss
  • Name: Ms Rose
  • I Teach: Kindergarten Prep in the Shel Silverstein Room
  • Teaching Since: 1999
  • I love teaching children because: they are positive, honest, caring, full of curiosity, loving, sweet and most of all, every day is a new day.
  • Favorite Children's Book: The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein and Everyone Poops by Taro Gami
  • Name: Ms. Sarah, BA
  • I Teach: Transitional Kindergarten in the James Dean Room
  • Teaching Since: 2013
  • I love teaching children because: I love following the childrens lead and watching their excitement about learning.
  • Favorite Children's Book: You're Here for a Reason by Nancy Tillman
  • Name: Mr Gonzalo, BA
  • I Teach: Transitional Kindergarten in the James Dean Room
  • Teaching Since: 2008
  • I love teaching children because: it is a new experience everyday for them. It brings joy to watch them grow and learn.
  • Favorite Children's Book: The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
  • Name: Ms Kim
  • I Teach: Transitional Kindergarten in the James Dean Room
  • Teaching Since: 1997
  • I love teaching children because: I love how young children look at the world. I have noticed this since the time my own children were preschoolers.
  • Favorite Children's Book: Abiyoyo by Pete Seeger
  • Name: Denver
  • I Teach: Transitional Kindergarten in the James Dean Room
  • Teaching Since: 2006
  • I love teaching children because: they are so close to my size and I encourage children to take an interest in learning more about animals and their habitat.
  • Favorite Children's Book: Winnie the Pooh "I wish I had a garden like that rabbit!"
  • Name: Ms. Megan, BA
  • I Teach: as a Resource Teacher
  • Teaching Since: 2007
  • I love teaching children because: I enjoy seeing them learn and grow. The development process of young children is so fascinating to me. I'm glad to be able to experience it.
  • Favorite Children's Book: The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
  • Name: Ms Caitlin, AA
  • I Teach: as a Resource Teacher
  • Teaching Since: 2008
  • I love teaching children because: they are so intuitive and they love to learn. I love watching them try new things and grow throughout the year.
  • Favorite Children's Book: Miss Mopp's Lucky Day by Leslie McGuire
  • Name: Ms. Baby
  • I Teach: as a Resource Teacher
  • Teaching Since: 2010
  • I love teaching children because: I believe in instilling a sense of creativity, enthusiasm and freedom among he children.
  • Favorite Children's Book: Pusheen the Cat Garfield by Jim Davis
  • Name: Ms. Diana
  • I Teach: as a Resource Teacher
  • Teaching Since: 2016
  • I love teaching children because: they are full of wonder and joy.
  • Favorite Children's Book: The Napping House by Audrey Wood
  • Name: Ms. Mary Ann
  • I Teach: as a Resource Teacher
  • Teaching Since: 2012
  • I love teaching children because: they keep me feeling young. They are so inquisitive and find joy in simple things.
  • Favorite Children's Book: It's Ok To Be Different by Todd Parr
  • Name: Ms. Sandra
  • I Teach: as a Resource Teacher
  • Teaching Since: 2004
  • I love teaching children because: I enjoy the eagerness and enthusiasm by which children learn.
  • Favorite Children's Book: El Ratoncito Travieso by Ruderico Diaz

Administration

  • Name: Sandy Cook, BA

    Position: Center Director

    In Education Since: 1972

    I love working for Bright Horizons because: I feel like Bright Horizons really cares about people; families and employees alike. I love that we offer solutions to working families. My job also offers me a lot of flexibility to be creative and be the best administrator I can be.

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

  • Name: Tina Thomas, BA

    Position: Assistant Director

    In Education Since: 1995

    I love working for Bright Horizons because: As a whole Bright Horizons focuses on the child, family and community. Engaging them as a whole. As a company they strive to help find a work/life balance.

    Favorite Children's Book: Knuffle Bunny- A Cautionary Tale by Mo Willems

  • Name: Lisa Silas, BA

    Position: Business Manager

    In Education Since: 1990

    I love working for Bright Horizons because: I enjoy working with children and watching them learn and grow.

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