The philosophy of BBLC is to promote the positive development of spiritual and physical growth; emotional and social growth; language and intellectual growth; creative expression; positive self-concept; a respect for cultural diversity; and a lifelong love of learning. The staff of BBLC will work towards insuring that each child’s individuality is recognized by providing academic excellence in a Christian environment.

We offer small class sizes and ideal student to teacher ratios. This enables the teachers to have a powerful impact on each child’s development by giving them the individual attention that is essential during their early years.

The teachers are experienced and knowledgeable about early childhood education through college course work and other professional development classes. They work collaboratively with one another to support each other in providing an atmosphere that is safe and engaging for all children. They are selected because they represent the values and beliefs of BBLC. Each teacher believes in on-going and open communication with families. This is provided through: 1) A yearly calendar and monthly newsletter 2) Assessment and conferences two to three times per year and phone calls on an as needed basis 3) Daily highlights of the days’ events 4) Moments of conversation at drop-off and pick-up times.

The teachers provide a consistent schedule with a balance between teacher-directed and child-centered activities. By providing a setting which fosters self-esteem, builds confidence and is based on respect, it is our goal that the children will be empowered to take educational risks in their learning and reflect on them.

Meet Our Friendly Staff…

Patty Sprague

Ms. Patty has been with our Bright Beginnings Learning Center since 2009. She started off as an assistant in the Lion Classroom (2-3 year olds). In 2010, she graduated from NMSU with a degree in Elementary Education and became a teacher in the Zebra Classroom (18-24 Months). Then in the fall of 2013 she became Director. She has had a love of children from a young age and has always wanted to work with them. She loves being with the preschool and getting to work with all the amazing children, and be around adults who want to do the same thing.