Welcome to Early Learning Center of Brookings managed by Bright Horizons

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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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A Bright Horizons Child Care Teacher and her Student.
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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; to providing the very best care and education for young children; and to establishing a strong foundation for their success in school and life.

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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

Jamie R.

Preschool Classroom

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

Teaching since: 2016

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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 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.

“Thanks for all you do! Logan loves seeing you everyday”

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Kristen and Kweku

“Thanks so much for everything you do and for being Logan’s best friend! He loves his Lexa and all the snacks she gives him;)”

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Kristen

“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

“Thanks so much for taking such good care of Logan! You can tell he truly loves to go to daycare and you’re a big part of why that is! He has learned so much this past year and we look forward to watching him continue to succeed! Thanks also for always humoring his desire to listen to music!:)”

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Kristen and Kweku

“Thank you so much for keeping Nora happily entertained and cared for during the day. We appreciate you for being the most fun-loving early childhood education teacher any child could have. We really appreciate everything she has learned from you. Chris & Nicci”

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Nora

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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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