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North Veterans Bridge, 6th Street. Follow until the end of the street turn left onto First Ave. parking in front of bldg East Take the left side exit onto Grant Street. At the stoplight of First Ave make a right. Drive along the building, after the cross walk parking area for childcare center. South Hills Fort Pitt Tunnels and be in the right lane. When out of the tunnel take the lane that goes towards Monroeville. After exiting, look for Grant Street Exit?get off and after going through first light, turn right at next light onto First Ave. Drive along the building,after cross walk parking area for childcare center. West 376 East to the Fort Pitt Tunnel.Exit towards Monroeville. Take Grant St exit at 2nd light turn right on First Ave. Drive along the building,after the cross walk there will parking area for childcare center.

The O'Brien Family Center

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About Our Staff

Our experienced staff encourages each child’s individuality in order to promote a positive self image. Bright Horizons teachers are well trained to provide support during the sensitive time of separation from parents and adjustment to a new environment. A primary caregiver is assigned to each child and family to ensure individualized care, good communication, and parent-caregiver partnership.

Meet Our Teachers

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  • Name: Whitney Thomas-Ware
  • I Teach: Infants/School Age
  • Teaching Since: 2004
  • I love teaching children because: Children are funny! They say and do things that make me smile, and everyday is a new experience.
  • Favorite Children's Book: "Where The Wild Things Are" by Maurice Sendak
  • Name: Letitia Finley
  • I Teach: Infants
  • Teaching Since: 2014
  • I love teaching children because: I love being able to give children the tools to live happy and productive lives. Teaching allows me to give a child the experience of someone whose sole purpose is to make sure they achieve their goals!
  • Favorite Children's Book: If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Numeroff
  • Name: Rissa McPherson
  • I Teach: Infants
  • Teaching Since: 2009
  • I love teaching children because: It is fulfilling to nurture and observe children's developmental process.
  • Favorite Children's Book: "Hop On Pop" by Dr. Seuss
  • Name: Beth Everitt
  • I Teach: Toddlers
  • Teaching Since: 2003
  • I love teaching children because: It is so exciting to watch them learn and develop as they discover new things.
  • Favorite Children's Book: "Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus" by Mo Willems

Center Administration

  • Name: Tenisha Yamron

    Position: Center Director

    In Education Since: 1998

    I love working for Bright Horizons because: I have the opportunity to work with children and families from birth into the teen years.

    Favorite Children's Book: The Lorax

  • Name: Margaret Campbell

    Position: Assistant Director

    In Education Since: 2005

    I love working for Bright Horizons because: I have the opportunity to watch the children grow from infancy to teens. I enjoy working for a company that strives for the highest quality care.

    Favorite Children's Book: Charlotte's Web by E.B. White

  • Name: Anne Bernard

    Position: Education Coordinator

    In Education Since: 2003

    I love working for Bright Horizons because: This company has such excellent core values and just walking into any Bright Horizons' center, one can see the dedication to learning present in each classroom. The teachers, curriculum, and classroom all work together to build the entire child every day. Watching the children make new discoveries, laugh, learn and have a safe place to just be themselves is what makes each and every day at Bright Horizons worthwhile.

    Favorite Children's Book: The King, The Mice, and The Cheese By Nancy Gruney