Welcome to The Children's Place at Phillips Academy

Meet the Center Director

Carol Landry

M-F: 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Phone: 978-749-4870

NAEYC logo

Our Educational Programs

Infant boy crawling and smiling


An exceptional place for your baby to thrive and grow

Toddler girl in a pink coat and two pigtails looking up and smiling


An engaging world where toddlers learn and explore

Preschool girl with short, brown, curly hair sitting at a table and smiling


Where curious children become inspired and ready for school

Kindergarten boy wearing a plaid shirt and striped hat outside

Kindergarten Prep

Preparing children for success in kindergarten and beyond


Meet Our Teaching Team

Pam O.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: I enjoy working with children because we learn from them and they learn from us.

Teaching since: 1993

Lisa F.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: I am a toddler at heart, we have lots in common. They are always changing and funny.

Teaching since: 1996

Colleen F.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: I love to help develop young minds and help them learn new skills as well as watch them grow into independent children.

Teaching since: 1998

Vanessa R.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: I love working with infants because every day is a new experience. I look forward to creating a precious bond with each child, and enjoy the challenge of knowing where each child is developmentally so I can foster to their needs appropriately.

Teaching since: 2007

Donna G.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: I love to see how they are so open to everything and watch the growth in their developmental skills for the 12 to 15 months they are with me.

Teaching since: 1999

Kristen M.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: I enjoy seeing them love what they are learning and truly enjoy being here everyday

Teaching since: 1996

Romie D.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: "I love those ""Ah-Ha!"" moments when everything clicks!"

Teaching since: 1990

Sarah J.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: I get to form positive relationships with the children and watch them develop socially.

Teaching since: 2012

Marcia K.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: I enjoy observing the on-going progressions in children's development which gives me great pleasure.

Teaching since: 1998

Carrie G.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: I love watching children discover things for the first time. Their sense of wonder continues to inspire me to look at things with a fresh lens and continue on my own journey of learning. Children make each day new and exciting.

Teaching since: 1992

Kendra R.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: It gives me a sense of personal fulfillment to watch children learn and discover the world around them.

Teaching since: 2008

Crystal D.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: it amazes me to see how fast they develop. I love being a part of fostering their development and watching as each child achieves their milestones.

Teaching since: 2008

Heather M.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: I admire the honesty, creativity and enthusiasm young children bring to make each day different from the last.

Teaching since: 2000

Daisy P.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: I like the challenge of working with children this age and helping them learn

Teaching since: 1998

Jelyan C.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: I enjoy interacting with the children and watching the children grow in every area of development, it is such a reward.

Teaching since: 2017

Jacqueline B.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: It is rewarding to watch children grow, develop and learn throughout their early childhood years. They inspire me to be the best teacher I can be.

Teaching since: 2012

Alyssa A.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: "Children are curious explorers who soak up every teachable moment you provide them with. I enjoy all things ""kid,"" because I am a kid at heart! My favorite method of teaching is through sensory play."

Teaching since: 2010


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.

Language Works Book Icon
Language Works

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

Science Works Lab Icon
Science Works

Spurring a sense of wonder through observations and experiments in which we ask questions and form, record, and describe conclusions.

Art Smart Easel Icon
Art Smart

Fostering an interest and appreciation of art, music, theater and dance, while encouraging individual talents and artistic expression.

Math Counts Numbers Icon
Math Counts

Early math concepts experienced through counting, sorting, patterning, one-on-one correspondence, and problem solving.

Well Aware Healthy Icon
Well Aware

Healthy living developed through physical activity, good nutrition, and healthful habits incorporated into every day routines.

Towards a Better World Tree Icon
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.

Caring Matters Hearts Icon
Caring Matters

Support for important social skills including compromise, self-regulation, negotiating with peers, and forming positive relationships.

“Jackie is a loving toddler teacher. Jackie has a calm way of approaching the children, teaching the children and gives her all everyday to give each toddler an amazing day! The short time I worked with Jackie was wonderful. Jackie has an easy going personality and made each day a pleasure.”



“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

“Big thank you the Infant teachers - Miss Pam, Miss Colleen, Miss Carrie, Miss Nessa! Declan loves school and is developing and growing so well under your care. We’re so thankful to have you all in his life!”


The MacDonalds

“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

“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

healthy meals

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


Come Visit Us


Tell us Your Child's Birthdate or Due Date

What is your child's birth month and year?


Almost Done!

Please submit your information below and we will send an email from Bright Horizons soon. We're excited to meet you!