Welcome to The Gorse Children's Center

Ready to Become a Bright Horizons Parent?

Meet the Center Director

Sharon Vogel

M-F: 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Phone: 413-538-3351

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Our NAEYC Accreditation

Bright Horizons is committed to 100% NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children) accreditation for all of our eligible child care centers and preschools.

Why NAEYC? Based on a multi-step process of continuous evaluation and improvement, NAEYC accreditation is the most comprehensive in the field, ensuring that our programs are informed by research and demonstrate high-quality standards.

NAEYC accreditation is our commitment to families; to providing the very best care and education for young children; and to establishing a strong foundation for their success in school and life.


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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Kindergarten Prep

Preparing children for success in kindergarten and beyond

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Where children become engaged learners who take pride in academic achievement

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Summer Program

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


Meet Our Teaching Team

Stephanie S.

Kindergarten Prep

I love teaching because: I became a teacher because working with children brings me joy.

Teaching since: 2015

Lianne O.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: I enjoy watching them grow and learn.

Teaching since: 1991

Gloria S.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: You learn so much from the children and they are so eager to learn.

Teaching since: 1975


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 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.

“I arrive to pick up Brandon and cannot stay long. Melanie is often there and usually in the midst of the babies. Melanie is very comfortable minding multiple babies at once. Sometimes two are fussing and one is being held. She is always happy and calm. I find her personality matches my parenting style and she is a wonderful caretaker whenever I see her with Brandon. Brandon enjoys his times with Melanie. Thank you, Melanie! ??????”



“WE LOVE LYNN!! Each morning I drop off my sweet baby Brandon. We are often the first ones there and Lynn has a relaxed and calm vibe going in the infant room. Brandon responds to Lynn’s caring tone and warm disposition. He always snuggles right up to her and reacts to her smile! Thank you, Lynn! ??”



“Dear Kathleen, Thank you for being such a wonderful teacher and thoughtful person. Xavier is lucky to be in your classroom and we look forward to more adventures and stories this summer. Catarina, Wade, Dakota and Xavier”



“Dear Kelli, Thank you for being such an awesome teacher and all-around individual. Your enthusiasm for working with children is visible every day and Xavier is so lucky to have had a chance to be in your classroom for the past few months. We will miss you so much! Catarina, Wade, Dakota and Xavier”



“Leah is my son, Brandon’s, other assigned teacher. In addition to being kind and upbeat around the babies she is organized and pays attention to each small detail we discuss. She has bonded with Brandon and I can tell he enjoys her cheerful and caring nature. Thank you, Leah, for all you do! Love Sarah and Branny muffin”


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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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