BrightPath Elma Center Early Learning Child Care Center

"This center has such family vibes! I am so comfortable talking to the teachers and communication is never an issue. We really like the staff." - Kayla Powell

BrightPath Elma Center Early Learning & Child Care, previously Imagination Station, situated at 2331 Bowen Rd. in Erie County, offers a dynamic and nurturing environment for your child's early learning experiences. Our daycare, preschool, and pre-k programs are specifically designed to stimulate young minds and encourage growth through play and hands-on learning. At BrightPath Elma, we understand the importance of the early years in a child's development and are dedicated to providing a quality educational foundation.

Our curriculum is crafted to support children's cognitive, social, and physical development, ensuring that they are not only ready for kindergarten but equipped with skills for future success. Our Elma center features engaging classrooms, high-quality educational materials, and a wide range of activities that cater to the interests and developmental stages of each child. From group projects that encourage teamwork to individual exploration that fosters independence, our program offerings are diverse and comprehensive.

At BrightPath Elma, we value the partnership between educators and families in the educational journey of children. We provide daily reports and schedule regular meetings to discuss your child's progress, ensuring a transparent and collaborative relationship. For families in Elma seeking an exceptional child care and preschool experience, BrightPath is the leading choice, offering a safe, engaging, and educational environment where children can thrive.

Ready to find the perfect early education solution in Elma? Arrange a tour today and witness our nurturing environment in action. We look forward to greeting 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.

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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.

Upcoming Events for Families

👮‍♂️ Join us at the BrightPath Elma Center for a special car seat safety check event in partnership with the NYS Troopers.

Date: Tuesday, July 23rd | Time: 2pm to 6pm
Location:  BrightPath Elma Center, 2331 Bowen Rd, Elma, NY 14059

Ensure your child's safety with a professional car seat inspection. NYS Troopers will be on hand to check for proper installation and safety, providing peace of mind for your family. This event is open to both current families and the public.

Don't miss out – RSVP today! 🎉

Center Director

Our Elma Center Director, Wendy Filkorn, was born and raised in Alden, NY. She’s traveled a bit in her life moving from northern New York to Philadelphia, but moved back to Western New York 21 years ago where she settled her roots in the Boston Valley. Wendy has a Bachelors in Elementary Education/Early Childhood from the State University College at Buffalo. She has over 30-years’ experience working with children. She’s a mother of three and grandmother of three. In her spare time she enjoys
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