Opened in 2003 and located in the heart of the thriving Hertel/Colvin renaissance neighborhood, this exceptionally designed and fully equipped facility is the only NAEYC Accredited child care center in North Buffalo. Our center was immediately welcomed with open arms by the tight-knit community upon its opening and has since given back by providing quality Early Childhood Education and enrichment. The center is booming daily with vibrant music and the laughter of children that can be heard coming from our extraordinary, 6,000 square foot outdoor playground. This prestigious center was the first child care facility in the area to receive the highly coveted NAEYC Accreditation. We are a member of the Hertel Business Association and proud location of the Buffalo UPK program.


Center Information

  • Address: 1350 Hertel Avenue Buffalo, New York 14216
  • Hours: 6:30 am - 6 pm
  • Phone Number: 1.716.796.8333
  • Email: hertelNY@brightpathkids.com
  • Status: Licensed & Accredited
  • Licensed Capacity: 87

Center Programs




Center Director

Cassie Montanari: We are privileged to have a Center Director who has been a member of the BrightPath team since February 2017. She holds an Associate Degree in Human Services and also earned her Child Development Associate Credential specializing in infants and toddlers.

Cassie feels that although teaching is very rewarding, being a Center Director gives her the opportunity to interact with and guide the children in her care. It also allows her the opportunity to guide and empower her staff and work closely with different families.

In her leisure time, Cassie enjoys camping, reading, and baking. She loves going on different adventures with her niece and spending quality time with her husband, friends and family.

Center Offerings

Healthy Meals & Snacks
Qualified Educators
Dance & Movement
Natural Playground

We’d love for you to join our family at BrightPath Hertel

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