Welcome to Lafayette College Early Learning Center

Meet the Center Director

Kaitlin Martin

M-F: 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Phone: (610) 438-8500

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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


Meet Our Teaching Team

Tiffany S.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: The center becomes a huge extended family. The children, staff, and families all grow together.

Teaching since: 2012

Elianis G.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: I am passionate about watching infants explore and be curious. They learn so much through the trusting relationships they form with others.

Teaching since: 2013

Meredith W.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: it is so much more than just helping children learn. Teaching is all about forming connections and building relationships with the children.

Teaching since: 2009

Rachel G.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: watching them make new discoveries and how they interpret the world around them is amazing and the role of helping them to make those discoveries is really rewarding.

Teaching since: 2012

Mary M.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: I find teaching children very rewarding. Starting my day with smiles and hugs is the best. I wouldn't have it any other way. I am a nurturer by nature. That's a skill that is important when working with Toddlers.

Teaching since: 2000

Dawn D.

Twos Classroom

I love teaching because: they are genuine and I love seeing them experience new things.

Teaching since: 2003

Lauren B.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: child and family interactions warm my heart.

Teaching since: 2011

Jackeily C.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: I love watching children grow and develop. I enjoy being a part of their lives, and helping them learn new things each day.

Teaching since: 2012

Alli H.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: it is so rewarding to be a part of a child's life, and to see them reach milestones. Teaching is a career that I wholeheartedly enjoy!

Teaching since: 2015


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.

“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

“Thank you Ms. Jackie and Ms. Rachel for all the care you give our son Nolan. He loves visiting your room and talks about his soon-to-be friends in T2 all the time. We love to see the activities you plan with your class. It goes without saying how dedicated you are to teaching the T2 class. Thanks for all you do!”


The Emrick Family

“We are so grateful to Ms. Jacquie and Ms. Rachel for their dedication to all their students. Our son loves going to school, and we credit this to the warm and loving environment created for them by his caring teachers. He has also grown leaps and bounds academically!”



“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

“We appreciate Ms. Jackeily and Ms. Mary for all the care they give our son, Nolan every day. They allow our son to be able to express himself and share the joys in his silly personality with us. We can't thank them enough for all they do!”


The Emrick Family

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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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