Bright Beginnings Early Learning Center provides a nurturing, collaborative and secure environment with the philosophy that healthy relationships, research-based curriculums and sound communication are vital components of childcare centers. We offer a dynamic curriculum and engagement-based enrichment programs that are developed and delivered through the lens of child psychology, aimed at providing each family with a responsible and viable childcare option.

Our Founders

Martese and Dr. Bob combined their strengths, experiences and passions in late 2014 with the vision of creating a competitively priced early learning center that focuses on relationships, promotion of mental health and individualized care. After months of surveying the current childcare landscape and assessing the need in the community, Bright Beginnings Early Learning Center was born!

Mr. Martese Amerson

Mr. Amerson is the co-owner of The Kids Depot Daycare in Lima, Ohio. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Leadership from Wright State University (2005) and is certified as an Early Childhood Teacher. Martese has been an active contributor to his family-run daycare in Ohio. He has since followed his passion to fulfill his dream of opening a learning center for children in the Chicago area.

Bob Hirsch, Psy.D.

Dr. Bob Hirsch, known affectionately as Dr. Bob by his young clients, is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in working with young children and their families. He possesses a unique passion in providing services for youth, particularly those with social, emotional and behavioral challenges. He earned his Master's Degree in Community Counseling from Loyola University Chicago (2000) and his doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology (2005). As a resident of Logan Square, he is excited about providing childcare services in the adjoining community of Avondale.

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Our story is one of humble beginnings, as Bright Beginnings was created and built from the ground up, with the vision of providing exceptional child-care that is individualized, relationship-based and thru the lens of a child psychologist.