Welcome to The Early Childhood Education Center

Meet the Center Director

Caterina Pannarale

M-F: 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Enrollment Info: 877-624-4532
Phone: 847-598-1999

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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

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A place for children’s social and academic skills to flourish

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Where children become engaged learners who take pride in academic achievement

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Summer Camp

A welcoming place for age-appropriate fun, friendships, and exploration


Meet Our Teaching Team

Lindsey P.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: I love to watch them grow!

Teaching since: 2012

Arnela B.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: children make me smile. I am inspired by how fast children learn.

Teaching since: 2011

Twinkle P.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: I love to work with small children.

Teaching since: 2004

Christina T.

Twos Classroom

I love teaching because: I enjoy being part of children's learning and growing experience.

Teaching since: 2015

Megan M.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: I am inspired by observing the growth of each child as they learn how to accomplish things they couldn't previously do

Teaching since: 2015

Brenda G.

Toddler Classroom

Teaching since: 2016

Ruchita T.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: I can connect with the children and make an impact on them.

Teaching since: 2017

Deidre H.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: I like seeing the children learn something new each day and creating moments with them.

Teaching since: 2017

Lynn F.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: I can create a rich, nurturing environment that enables children to develop skills that help them grow, learn and have strong relationships.

Teaching since: 2000

Marisa P.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: I love seeing children grow and experience new things. I am inspired by the bonds you form with children and the excitement they have for life.

Teaching since: 2017

Olesya S.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: I love seeing children grow and develop.

Teaching since: 2017

Carol R.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: it directly impacts our society's future. These children will one day run our world. I am inspired by this age group. Kindergarten prep students are knowledge sponges

Teaching since: 1997


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.

“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

“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

“Hi Lora, Greatly appreciate all the wonderful activities and teaching projects you set forth for the kids. They are super lucky to have you as their teacher. Thanks, Rupal”



“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

“Manu loves Mr TJ and miss Marissa. Miss Marissa is so caring and Mr TJ always draws pictures of Captain America for Manu.”



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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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