Welcome to Bright Horizons at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Oakland

Meet the Center Director

Johanna Gorski

M-F: 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Enrollment Info: 877-624-4532
Phone: 248-858-6667

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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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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 Camp

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


Meet Our Teaching Team

Lynda R.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: it gives me joy and satisfaction watching them grow and learn. I am currently working on my Bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education.

Teaching since: 2010

Lisa P.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: I really enjoy being around children and helping them learn new things. I have my Bachelors of Science degree in Early Childhood Education

Teaching since: 1984

Brenda M.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: watching as the children learn new things makes my job feel more like fun than work. I have an Associate degree in Early Childhood and I look forward to each day with the children!

Teaching since: 1996

Sarah M.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: I enjoy watching children grow and develop! They are fun to work with and I love them all! I will be completing my Associates Degree in Early Childhood this coming winter.

Teaching since: 2015

Christy M.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: they keep me on my toes and I love forming relationships with their families that last a life time! I have my Bachelors degree in Psychology with several class in early childhood development.

Teaching since: 2015

Souad S.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: I have always loved children and I look forward each day to learning with them and being a part of their development and growth.

Teaching since: 2016

Teah M.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: I love being a part of the childhood journey with children and their families. I have my Bachelors degree in Human Services.

Teaching since: 1996

Torshea R.

Twos Classroom

I love teaching because: I like to watch them develop and grow into their own personalities.

Teaching since: 2014

Viktoria O.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: I never forget I was a child once and I learned a lot from my teachers!

Teaching since: 2006

Kayla L.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: I have the chance to help children grow and watch them learn something for the first time.

Teaching since: 2015

Brittany B.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: I love to watch the children grow and develop into their own unique personality.

Teaching since: 2013


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.

“Mrs. Victoria is an awesome teacher. I thank her for all the support and encouragement she has given to my son. She gives individual attention to every child in the classroom. She implements great activities that focus on all areas of child development. My son is having a wonderful experience.”



“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

“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

“Mrs. Tia is a great kg prep teacher. She is very patient with children, listens to their needs. She is also very nice, very positive, and always has a great smile on her face. She also implements activities based on children’s interests that help engage children and get them ready for Kg. I thank her a lot for all the effort and patience with my son to help him have a great experience at bright horizons.”


Ryan’s mom

“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

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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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