Welcome to The University of Scranton Early Learning Center

Meet the Center Director

Deborah Swartout

M-F: 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Phone: 570-941-4525

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Our Educational Programs

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Infants

An exceptional place for your baby to thrive and grow

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Toddler/Twos

An engaging world where toddlers learn and explore

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Preschool

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 Camp

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

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Meet Our Teaching Team

Christopher P.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: they are the all-running, all-laughing, why-asking, most fun people I get to know!

Teaching since: 2008

Kimberly R.

Support Staff

I love teaching because: there is never a dull or boring moment. We as teachers have the opportunity to help our students set the foundation

Teaching since: 2006

Lillian N.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: I like seeing children learn and develop. Everything is new to them. I want to be part of this very important time in their lives. I want to be a positive impact and make a difference in their lives.

Teaching since: 1983

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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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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 want to thank you for caring so much about my son. You make it easy for a parent not to worry about their child all day and know they are loved. You make learning fun and school a great place to be.”

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Jake

“I want to thank you for making it easy for a parent leave their child for the day and not have to worry about a thing. You are the reason Jake loves school so much and wants to learn more every day!”

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Jake

“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.”

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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.”

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Ashley G. -Bright Horizons Parent

“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. ”

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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.

Early Education Awards & Partnerships

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