BrightPath Alden Center

"We have loved it here since the second we walked in to tour. All the staff members are kind and caring with each of the kids. The advancement we have seen since we started going here is unimaginable." - Samantha DeGroat

Welcome to BrightPath Alden Early Learning & Child Care, previously Imagination Station, your trusted partner in early childhood education, located at 12835 Broadway St. in the heart of Erie County. Our center offers a comprehensive curriculum designed to meet the developmental needs of children from infancy through pre-k. We are committed to providing a high-quality child care experience that fosters learning through play and hands-on activities. Our programs include daycare, preschool, and pre-k options, each tailored to the unique learning stages of children.

Our state-of-the-art center in Alden is equipped with modern classrooms, high-quality toys, and interactive learning materials that support our innovative curriculum aligned with NYS standards. We emphasize cognitive development, oral language skills, and physical growth through a variety of activities including music, art, sensory play, and outdoor exploration. Our dedicated educators engage with each child to ensure a nurturing and stimulating environment where young minds can thrive.

Families in Alden and surrounding areas can trust BrightPath to offer a safe, engaging, and educational space for their children. Our commitment to excellence in early childhood education is evident in our clean, inviting classrooms and our focus on keeping families informed with daily reports and regular parent-teacher meetings. Choose BrightPath Alden for a child care experience that prepares your child for kindergarten and beyond.

Experience our Alden child care center yourself, book a tour today! We can't wait to meet you!

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Center Programs



Our program nurtures recognition of familiar figures, motor skill development, and sensory exploration, among other enriching experiences.



Our program encourages exploration, physical development, and communication to foster independence and emotional growth.



We nurture preschoolers with theme-based, interactive learning and cultivate creativity, problem-solving, and independence through hands-on experiences.

Before & After
School Care

Before & After
School Care

Our before & after-school program blends guided activities with self-play, fostering fun, learning, and growth with supportive staff and dedicated spaces.

Tuition and Openings at BrightPath Alden

Center Offerings

Healthy Meals & Snacks
Qualified Educators
Dance & Movement
Natural Playground

Our Center Directors can provide more information regarding financial assistance and they can assist you with the process as well.

Our music program offers a researched, systematic approach to nurturing children's social skills and musical development, including singing in tune and rhythmic coordination.

Conveniently nestled amidst ample parking, our center ensures stress-free drop-offs and pickups for our valued families.

All BrightPath centers are completely nut-free, and we work with families with children who have other food sensitivities and allergies to ensure their safety and well-being.

Our Educators are passionate about delivering early years education that empowers and inspires children to create their futures.

Our Yoga program enriches our preschool curriculum, fostering young minds and bodies for lifelong mental and physical well-being through fun, themed sessions.

Our dance programs blend solid technique with fun and creative choreography, fostering both technical skill and expressive, individualistic style in our little ones.

Explore and learn with our natural playgrounds, where adventure meets education in a landscape of fun.

Center Director

Our Alden Director, Erica Eddy, earned an Associate's degree in General Studies at ECC before attending Buffalo State College to Pursue her passion in Childhood Education. Erica married her high school sweetheart in 2013, and has four wonderful children. Erica has an immense passion and dedication to provide a safe, fun, educational and family-oriented environment. In her spare time, Erica enjoys spending time with her family and being goofy with her kids.
Portrait of the BrightPath Alden Director

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If you would prefer a virtual tour, please call us to schedule one.