Welcome to Ida Thompson Child Development Program

Meet the Center Director

Linda Lawson
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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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School-Aged

Where children become engaged learners who take pride in academic achievement

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Summer Camp

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

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Meet Our Teaching Team

Alice S.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: Children motivate me to be a better person. They are creative, curious, honest, flexible, energetic and resilient. Working with children is fun!

Teaching since: 1990

Annie M.

Cook

I love teaching because: I love to see the children enjoy their meals and wanting to learn!

Teaching since: 1975

Carla H.

Twos Classroom

I love teaching because: They can say some of the funniest things and be so loving.

Teaching since: 2003

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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.

“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

“Mrs. Dawkins is an AMAZING teacher. We have been fortunate to have her with him from the beginning in Infants and now in Toddlers. She greets us with a warm smile and a big hug for Ames each morning. She is always patient and encouraging when working with Ames to meet his goals. THANK YOU!!!”

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Cameron & Travis Harris

“Mrs. Steadman, Thank you so much for taking such great care of Jake! He has already learned so much. I appreciate everything you do for him! Love, Dreama Thornton”

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Dreama

“Mrs. Muncie, Thank you so much for all you do for Jake! You and Mrs. Steadman have made it a smooth transition for both him and me! I appreciate all you do for us! Love, Dreama”

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Dreama

“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

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Upcoming Events for Families

Curriculum Night

September 25 | 5:30-7pm

Visit our classrooms, meet our teachers, learn about our curriculum and how your child’s interests inspire learning.

Fall Festival

October 18 | 5:30-7pm

We will have several activity stations set up for families to enjoy together. Light refreshments will be provided.

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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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