Welcome to Bright Horizons at Research Medical Center

Meet the Center Director

Pamela Uehling

M-F: 6:15 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Phone: 816-276-4888


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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Summer Camp

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


Meet Our Teaching Team

Rameshia C.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: Children have a way of making dark clouds turn into rainbows!

Teaching since: 1995

Jana R.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: I enjoy being a part of a child's discovery and joy

Teaching since: 1982

Elaine S.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: I love to see a baby grow through the different stages of development

Teaching since: 1985

Michele G.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: I love to see the amazement and joy in children when they learn something new!

Teaching since: 1995

Michele W.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: I love to see the children explore their world. I love to watch them master new skills and move onto the next.

Teaching since: 1989

Melissa J.

Twos Classroom

I love teaching because: The priceless relationship that forms between teachers, parents and children.

Teaching since: 1995

Tracy N.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: I love seeing their excitement as they learn new things

Teaching since: 1983

Regina L.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: Children are our future! They teach us about love and patience.

Teaching since: 1992

Vanessa L.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: having my own children made me realize the importance of education. It also showed me how much of an impact early childhood education has on young minds.

Teaching since: 1996

Joyce F.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: I feel I can make a difference in their life.

Teaching since: 1985

Penny W.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: I enjoy the expression on their face everytime they accomplish something new

Teaching since: 2001

Lynsey P.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: I love watching them grow and learn new things everyday.

Teaching since: 2003

Kim R.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: Children amaze me everyday with everything they do.

Teaching since: 1998

Misty W.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: They bring joy and laughter to my life and keep me feeling young!

Teaching since: 2000

Kiara W.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: I have an opportunity to impact young lives in a positive way

Teaching since: 2010

Kachina P.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: They love to learn

Teaching since: 2013

Gretchen C.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: I love to watch them grow. It is amazing to see the transformation from day 1 to the last day of K-Prep!

Teaching since: 2011

Nellie M.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: I love watching children explore and discover the world around them!

Teaching since: 2012

CaJuan I.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: I love having a hand in helping them grow into successful young men and women.

Teaching since: 2012

April W.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: I love to see the children's faces light up with knowledge

Teaching since: 2002


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.

“Elaine makes sure that my son gets his dinner at daycare. In addition, she puts his PJs on before he leaves daycare. Those things mean a lot to this mommy. They make me feel like someone is giving him special love when I am not there to take care of him. Elaine is so nice to the kids and takes great care of my children. She even looks out for the alumni from her room which makes me happy.”



“Monette is so kind about me and my scheduling issues. She is nice when I send in the schedule no matter what format it comes. She is so gracious when I realize that the schedule is messed up (my fault) and needs to be adjusted. She seems to understand what it is like to be a busy mom that is working and taking care of more than one kid.”



“Cajuan is a VERY gifted teacher. I don't know how to describe it, but when I watch Cajuan care for the kids at daycare it is obvious she has a gift to take care of them. She is so good at taking care of my children. In addition, when I ask for parenting help she is gracious and helpful in solving my problems. I so appreciate her dedication to her job and the kids in her care.”



“Kachina has now taught two of my children. I thought she was kind and good at teaching my daughter. She is doing an even better job with my so. He has learned so much being in her class. She takes such good care of him when he does toddler things like climb, get upset at mommy for leaving, and not keep his shoes on. Kachina is great at providing feedback to me.”



“Starr helps care for my son. She gives a great report on the phone when I call to check on him. I am not able to get to school every day so phone report is very important to me. She makes sure to greet my son by name when they are washing hands together. She has been encouraging with potty training.”



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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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