Welcome to Dearhaven Child Care and Learning Center

Meet the Center Director

Kristin Pasdon

M-F: 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Enrollment Info: 877-624-4532
Phone: 847-535-6175

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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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Meet Our Teaching Team

Jennifer M.

Kindergarten Prep

I love teaching because: I enjoy watching students get excited as they learn and grow. I love to see children smiles of confidence and to get those happy hugs.

Teaching since: 2000

Valerie -.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: I love teaching because children will brighten a day with such big smiles. I like to watch children grow and learn. Children are very loveable and huggable.

Teaching since: 1997

Rhonda T.

Twos Classroom

I love teaching because: I love teaching because it's rewarding to watch the kids grow! I get excited when they accomplish milestones that set the foundation for further development.

Teaching since: 1998

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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.

“Thank you so much for helping Andrew transition into your classroom! He is learning so much, and we're so excited to see how much he'll grow this year with you all. We appreciate everything you do for us!”

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The Mitchells

“Dear Ms. Candice, You are always Jason's No. 1 teacher! He has followed you all the way through preschool now! You are so patient and educational to him! We are very lucky to have you back! Jason's mom”

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“Thank you so much for everything you do to care for Jack! We are so grateful for you all, and feel so lucky to have such wonderful people watching over Jack every day. We don't know how you do it all!”

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The Mitchells

“Stella has absolutely flourished this year with all of you! The things she has learned and all of her progress is such great testament to how much all of you care about your students. We cannot say enough good things about all of you.”

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The McCampbells

“We feel so lucky to have had Andrew in your classroom (until he recently moved on to Preschool)! You all were such a big part of helping us and him feel comfortable when we first started at Dearhaven, and he loved every day in the classroom with you all. He learned and grew so much with your support and care, and we are forever grateful for all you've done for us. Thank you for being so wonderful!”

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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.

Early Education Awards & Partnerships

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