About Us

Beacon Child Development Center

Come & See The Difference

Beacon Child Development Center fosters independence, confidence, critical thinking abilities and creativity in a warm and welcoming environment. Our hands-on, ‘whole child’ approach supports each student’s unique qualities and individual learning style for a learning experience that’s compelling, effective and fun!

✅ Experienced staff with Early Education Credentials
✅ Love & Care
✅ Hands-on Learning
✅ Learning by play
✅ Natural Play Areas and gross motor play
✅ Low student to teacher ratio
✅ Nutritious meals and snack
✅ Transportation for School Age Children
✅ Before & After Care for School Age Children

Now offering programs from Infant through School Age.

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The Director’s Message


Joy Gilbreath

Dear Families,

We are delighted and honored that you are considering Beacon Child Development Center for your childcare needs and hope you will schedule a tour soon to see our updated center.

At Beacon Child Development Center, we are dedicated to providing our community with high-quality, early childhood education in a nurturing and engaging environment. Our children, regardless of age, will discover the joy of learning while parents are provided a peace of mind that their child is being loved and supported. We embrace the fact that every child is special and unique which requires each learning environment to be staffed with engaging and age-appropriate materials along with loving and highly qualified staff members.

We invite you to sit down with our director and take a tour (virtual tour presently) to see how we can support your child. Thank you so much for your interest and we hope to see you soon.

Best Regards,

Joy Gilbreath
Director, Beacon Child Development Center

Our mission

Our mission is to create a safe and nurturing environment that promotes the development of independent thinkers and doers that are socially, emotionally, and culturally prepared to make a difference in our world. Through child-centered, developmentally appropriate experiences and a child’s natural curiosity, our students will pave their own path for learning as they explore and engage with the all the rich possibilities of childhood.

Our Philosophy

At Beacon, we believe that children are individuals with unique voices and ideas that must be valued and supported as they grow as independent learners, thinkers and doers. We feel this is best achieved through hands-on, multi-sensory, exploratory learning opportunities. We believe children’s interests should be respected as they learn to ask questions, find answers, and share their discoveries with others.

We strongly believe that our learning community requires committed educators and engaged families to fulfill its mission.

At Beacon, WE BELIEVE that EVERY child deserves a safe and nurturing environment that actively encourages social, emotional, physical and cognitive development.

WE BELIEVE that ALL children need a warm and inviting atmosphere to learn and to develop self-expression, communication and critical thinking skills. Through play, text, pictures, art, music and natural discovery, WE BELIEVE that children can reach their full potential socially, emotionally and intellectually.

WE BELIEVE that children are motivated to learn when they have opportunities to make choices in an environment that is enriching and stimulating. Children are curious from infancy and have a desire to learn from their environment those around them. When children are encouraged to interact with their peers and adults in positive ways, they feel safe to explore their surroundings which in turn leads to rich learning. We strive at Beacon to create this unique and nurturing learning environment.

Beacon’s Curriculum

Beacon’s curriculum philosophy is modeled after Maria Montessori’s philosophy for children’s development. At the center of her “Montessori Philosophy” is that children our naturally curious and through self-directed and guided activities, hands-on learning and collaborative play, they will be on the path to reaching their full potential. In the Montessori setting, children (beginning at age 3) make creative choices in their learning, while their highly trained teacher provide age-appropriate guidance and opportunities. Every material in a Montessori classroom supports a specific component of a child’s development from the wall color and lighting to the toys and textures within the classroom and outdoor environments.

Experience why our children are HAPPY to learn!