Welcome to University Child Care Center at Laurel Heights

Meet the Center Director

Kimberlee Patzner
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Our Educational Programs

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An exceptional place for your baby to thrive and grow

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An engaging world where toddlers learn and explore

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Where curious children become inspired and ready for school


Meet Our Teaching Team

Betty C.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: Babies are adorable and I fall in love with them each year. I like to nurture our future generations.

Teaching since: 2001

Rose C.

Twos Classroom

I love teaching because: I love children and treasure the opportunity to care for them. They are so charming; full of energy and curiosity. We have lots of fun together, and it us a great opportunity to see them growing each day.

Teaching since: 1999

Amy P.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: They are our future.

Teaching since: 1999

Annie L.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: I get to help the children build a strong foundation to prepare them for school and for life.

Teaching since: 1999

Maria A.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: I love engaging with them. Watching and helping them as they grow and develop.

Teaching since: 2004

Megan B.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: I enjoy watching them learn new things, develop friendships and grow in independence.

Teaching since: 2007

Marilyn B.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: It is fun to explore and discover with them. The highlights of my day are when I see a child's eye light up as they try and learn something new!

Teaching since: 2006

Elizabeth G.

Twos Classroom

I love teaching because: 2002

Teaching since: 2002

Natalya K.

Twos Classroom

I love teaching because: 2002

Teaching since: 2002

Radostina C.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: 2002

Teaching since: 2002

Michelle W.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: It makes me happy. Being able to watch them grow and learn is very special. I love experiencing life with them and being there to see them explore the world.

Teaching since: 2011

Julie S.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: 2002

Teaching since: 2002


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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Language Works

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

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Science Works

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.

“Thank you so much for taking care of our baby girl. She always smiles when she sees you at drop off and we can tell she is happy. We appreciate that more than we can put into words. ”


Christine H. -Bright Horizons Parent

“Thank you, Teacher Dirgni, for the many things we as parents learn from watching you as you interact with our children, and for your obvious love of the children and of the job. It also strikes me that you and Lenel model a kind, loving, and intelligent partnership for our kids to witness as well!”



“Bright Horizons has created a wonderful environment for our children to grow and thrive. I am grateful knowing that my son is developing in a safe, healthy, and happy place surrounded by an outstanding staff. Your positive attitude and ability to connect with the kids makes every day better.”


Allison Q. -Bright Horizons Parent

“It brings so much peace of mind knowing our daughter loves going to school. Bright Horizons welcomed her into their Toddler classroom with open arms, and ever since, she has flourished mentally and physically.”


Ashley G. -Bright Horizons Parent

“My appreciation for the teachers at Bright Horizons goes beyond the words that I can express. They extend themselves daily to our children's learning. Both of my sons were more than prepared to move forward in Kindergarten, thanks to Bright Horizons.”


Jessica F. -Bright Horizons Parent

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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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