Welcome to Early Learning Center of Brookings managed by Bright Horizons

Meet the Center Director

Barbara Caulfield

M-F: 6:45 a.m. to 6:15 p.m.
Phone: 605-696-7488

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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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Meet Our Teaching Team

Sarah H.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: It is exciting to see children learn and grow!

Teaching since: 2003

Jennifer S.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: The children are constantly changing.

Teaching since: 2008

Dawn R.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: They are fun to see grow and change.

Teaching since: 2009

Jennifer Z.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: I love watching children learn and catch onto things.

Teaching since: 2005

Sarah S.

Twos Classroom

I love teaching because: I enjoy watching the children grow, and seeing their smiles everyday warms my heart!

Teaching since: 1999

Paisley R.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: I like helping develop their minds.

Teaching since: 2008

Jaclyn S.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: I enjoy seeing the children grow and develop!

Teaching since: 2011

Jamie H.

Twos Classroom

I love teaching because: They teach me new things each day.

Teaching since: 2016

Laura K.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: They make a positive difference in every day.

Teaching since: 2016

Kendra B.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: I like to watch the children grow and develop.

Teaching since: 2014

Lindsay O.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: They have amazing imaginations!

Teaching since: 2017

Kristi S.

Twos Classroom

I love teaching because: I absolutely love how little ones think and learn. I'm a child at heart!

Teaching since: 1982

Hannah V.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: I like to see children grow!

Teaching since: 2017

Elizabeth B.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: I love creating relationships with the children.

Teaching since: 2017

Jacinda S.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: Children don't have one set way of learning.

Teaching since: 2017

Megan S.

Support Staff

I love teaching because: They can truly find joy and beauty in the simplicity of life.

Teaching since: 2017

Kelly H.

Support Staff

I love teaching because: I love to watch children grow and learn new things! They are full of life and so fun to be around.

Teaching since: 2017

Maria P.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: I love teaching children because they are so curious and it's a great feeling watching their faces light up when they learn something new. They always make me laugh and are fun to be around.

Teaching since: 2017

Brittney W.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: I get to see the children grow academically and physically. Every day is a new day to bring a smile to their faces.

Teaching since: 2017

Charlie W.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: "I love watching children learn and have ""Aha"" moments when they master a new skill."

Teaching since: 2017

Haley C.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: I love helping them to learn and experience new things in the world.

Teaching since: 2018

Courtney D.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: I love to see children grow!

Teaching since: 2018

Carissa D.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: It's pretty amazing to know I am teaching our future chefs, doctors, artisits, researchers, etc., and get to be apart of building their foundation.

Teaching since: 2017

Tiffany H.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: I love watching children learn & grow and working with children has always been a passion of mine.

Teaching since: 2018

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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.

“On behalf of Nora and her family, I would just like to say: You’re all awesome!”

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Nicci

“A huge shout out to Alexa for always taking time out of her day to spend with Logan. He absolutely loves you and thoroughly enjoys being your afternoon greeter:)”

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Kristen

“Thank you for your loving care of Petra! She has so much fun every day with her teachers and friends and is learning a tremendous amount of skills.”

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Kimberly and Spike

“A huge thank you to Kendra, Laura and Bri for taking such amazing care of Logan! He adores all of you and we are so grateful to have had such fantastic teachers for him. Thanks for all the laughs, crazy hair styles, and lots of love. We'll miss you all!!”

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Kristen and Kweku

“Thanks for all your love to Maisie!!!”

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Jessica and Kyle Schad

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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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