Welcome to Dearhaven Child Care and Learning Center

Meet the Center Director

Kristen 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

LaJuana D.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: I love teaching because I want to inspire, encourage, and propel students to achieve greatness.

Teaching since: 2000

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

Rhonda T.

Toddler 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

Sandra S.

Twos Classroom

I love teaching because: I love spending my day with young children. It's fun, challenging, and rewarding.

Teaching since: 1991

Nada J.

Twos Classroom

I love teaching because: I love teaching because every day is a new adventure. Children grow up so fast. I love to see children learn to socialize. I love to hear what they have to say as well as be there when they achieve new goals.

Teaching since: 1994

Laurie D.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: I love teaching because children are so special! Every day I can teach them about new concepts and explore a fun and interesting topic. I love art, signing and introducing messy projects.

Teaching since: 1985

Heather H.

Twos Classroom

I love teaching because: Every day is a new adventure. It is exciting to watch children grow and learn. I love how their eyes light up when they master something new. I feel prviliedged that I get to help children start their educational journey.

Teaching since: 1999

Jessica M.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: when the chilldren get older and move to the next rooms, they still come back and visit. That makes me feel that I had an impact on their lives.

Teaching since: 2004

Laura O.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: Every experience is new and exciting. Every day is an adventure.

Teaching since: 1991

Lisa R.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: Children are unique. They are priceless, truthful, and resourceful. They are tenacious but yet gentle hearted. They are like a fresh canvas ready for printing. They are the fruit of my unwavering desire to teach.

Teaching since: 2002

Kelsey S.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: Every day is new and exciting. I love to teach the children new things and see their joy when they accomplish a new task.

Teaching since: 2014

Jennie T.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: Children are honest, creative, and have a great imagination. They are always so eager to learn and explore new things.

Teaching since: 2008

Candice E.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: I love knowing that I can help children reach their goals through creativity and imagination.

Teaching since: 2000

Emily M.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: I love watching the children grow and knowing that I have made an impact on their learning and it is a job I enjoy going to every day. It is a rewarding experience.

Teaching since: 2011

Rachel H.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: Every day I am given the opportunity to form meaningful relationships with children and their families. It is humbling to know that I have the ability to plant seeds of knowledge and care that will grow with them into adulthood.

Teaching since: 2014

April T.

Support Staff

I love teaching because: I want to share my passions with children in hopes of them discovering their passions

Teaching since: 2016

Jasmine L.

Support Staff

I love teaching because: It gives me a chance to help make a difference in a child's life academically

Teaching since: 2015

Tremesha B.

Support Staff

I love teaching because: I get a chance to not only teach and watch the children grow but watch how much the children help me grow.

Teaching since: 2017

Kristina R.

Support Staff

I love teaching because: I can go home at the end of the day and feel like I made a difference.

Teaching since: 2013

Diana C.

Support Staff

I love teaching because: I love being part of the growing process of the kids and being with them when they reach important milestones.

Teaching since: 2016

Briana A.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: in the teaching field, you pass on your passion for learning to students of all ages.

Teaching since: 2009

Aubrianna D.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: It allows me to help children make memories; to me it's not job, it's who I am and what I enjoy doing.

Teaching since: 2016

Christie B.

Twos Classroom

I love teaching because: I am a positive influence and I believe I can make a positive impact in children lives.

Teaching since: 2016

Vanessa G.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: I love kids and I love to see them learn new things and watch them grow.

Teaching since: 2018

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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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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.

“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

“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 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

“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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The Mitchells

“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

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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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