Welcome to Penn State Behrend Early Learning Center


Ready to Become a Bright Horizons Parent?

Carlie B., Daycare Center Director, Penn State Behrend Early Learning Center, Erie, PA

Meet the Center Director

Carlie Brown

M-F: 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Enrollment Info: 877-624-4532
Phone: 814-983-4179


Our Early Education Programs Offer More Than Daycare

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

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Kindergarten Prep

Preparing children for success in kindergarten and beyond

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Summer Program

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


Meet Our Teaching Team

Barbara H., Daycare Associate Teacher, Penn State Behrend Early Learning Center, Erie, PA

Barbara H.

I love teaching because: I love to watch children when they start to understand what I have been teaching. It's like a light bulb coming on!

Teaching since: 2008

Amy W., Daycare Teacher, Penn State Behrend Early Learning Center, Erie, PA

Amy W.

I love teaching because: I love watching the children grow and learn! I adore seeing their excitement when they have learned to do something new. I love knowing that I helped them get there!

Teaching since: 2008

Jennifer D., Daycare Lead Teacher, Penn State Behrend Early Learning Center, Erie, PA

Jennifer D.

I love teaching because: I love to watch a child have that "Ah Ha" moment when they learn something new!

Teaching since: 1999

A young child learns about a sun flower with a magnifying glass at daycare

Our Approach to Teaching & Learning

At Bright Horizons, our Discovery Driven Learning™ approach makes early learning an adventure. Find out how we nurture your child’s natural curiosity, focus on what interests them most, encourage learning through play, and help them get ready for kindergarten.


Bringing Our Curriculum to Life

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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. It is one way we provide the very best care and education for young children. Bright Horizons goes beyond what a traditional daycare would offer in order to establish a strong foundation for success in school and life.