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

Christina D.

Support Staff

I love teaching because: every day is an adventure and it keeps me on my toes. I also love being a part of the children's every day lives.

Teaching since: 2012

Christina N.

Support Staff

I love teaching because: I like creating an environment that feels safe and full of love so that the infants in my care feel confident as they experience all their "firsts."

Teaching since: 1998

Lindsey T.

Support Staff

I love teaching because: every day is an exciting adventure while aiding them in learning and discovery.

Teaching since: 2005

Michelle B.

Support Staff

I love teaching because: I enjoy seeing the wonder and amazement in a child's eyes as they make a new realization or learn a new skill!

Teaching since: 2011

Jamie M.

Infant Classroom

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

Teaching since: 2006

Elizabeth P.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: I can make an impact on their lives. I love seeing them laughing, playing, and watching them grow.

Teaching since: 2014

Alex M.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: I love the relationships I get to develop. Watching children grow and bonding with them as they build daily skills is the greatest reward.

Teaching since: 2009

Marisa W.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: I get to spend my day with children! Watching them grow and learn is such a rewarding experience!

Teaching since: 2013

Carolyn F.

Support Staff

I love teaching because: I love how excited a child gets when they discover something new. I teach because I hope to instill a love of learning in children and help them grow.

Teaching since: 2015

Kelly K.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: I love seeing their little faces light up when they succeed in what they are working on. The laughter and hugs make my day brighter.

Teaching since: 1990

Meaghan M.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: I enjoy helping them grow and learn new things. I feel that by teaching children, I make a small positive impact in shaping the next generation.

Teaching since: 2009

Jennifer B.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: I can see them grow daily and give them the love and care they deserve.

Teaching since: 1996

Courtney V.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: I can shape the future of my students and contribute to making their world bright and colorful.

Teaching since: 2012

Susan C.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: I become like a child myself and look at the world through eyes of wonder and amazement.

Teaching since: 1984

Kelly B.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: It is up to inspiring teachers to facilitate learning in various ways to allow for children to learn and grow.

Teaching since: 2013

Judith G.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: they are our future. I hope to bring to the classroom an experience that will encourage a desire to learn and grow.

Teaching since: 2016

Samantha M.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: I struggled a lot in school and therefore love helping children learn new things.

Teaching since: 2016

Jessica R.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: I have the desire to work with children and help to promote their cognitive, behavioral, and emotional development.

Teaching since: 2011

Makenna E.

Twos Classroom

I love teaching because: ever since I was a child, I have loved to learn. Having the opportunity to watch children learn is very fulfilling to me.

Teaching since: 2017

Stephanie S.

Twos Classroom

I love teaching because: I feel I am making a difference in their lives. If I could make a positive difference in the life of one child, it would mean the world to me.

Teaching since: 2012

Catherine R.

Support Staff

I love teaching because: I love knowing that I can make a positive impact on a child's life and that I am able to help shape their future.

Teaching since: 2016

Maria E.

Support Staff

I love teaching because: I can't imagine a more important and gratifying profession than educating and motivating children.

Teaching since: 2017

Alicia G.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: I love seeing the excitement in the children's eyes as they're learning and trying new things!

Teaching since: 1999

Taylor S.

Twos Classroom

I love teaching because: I love watching children discover new things and learn to be independent explorers in their own world.

Teaching since: 2017

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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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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.

“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

“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

“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

“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

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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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