BrightPath Hertel Child Care Center

"Warm, caring teachers and a responsive director at BrightPath Hertel. Feels like family. Highly recommended!" - Maris Roalsvig

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 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.

Tuition and Openings at BrightPath Hertel

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.

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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
Portrait of the BrightPath Hertel  Director
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