At Inspire! Crayon Campus in Pittsford, we provide Learning and Childcare services year-round, offering care to children between the ages of 6 weeks to 12 years of age.
When you choose to enroll with us, you’re not just joining a childcare center – you’re becoming part of a supportive community committed to seeing your child through their formative years. From the early days until kindergarten and beyond, our dedication extends to working collaboratively with you.
At Inspire, we take pride in a distinctive curriculum which includes a Spanish Immersion Program. Our commitment to language immersion goes beyond traditional childcare, providing a unique and enriching experience. In our program, children are immersed in the Spanish language, fostering linguistic and cognitive development from an early age which will promote cultural understanding. Beyond language skills, we celebrate a diverse culture fostering a sense of inclusivity and respect among our young learners.
Together, we focus on your child’s education, well-being, and holistic development. Our aim is to foster a lasting partnership that positively influences your child’s growth and learning journey. At our center, we take pride in this unique approach to childcare. We are committed to creating an environment where your child not only thrives but feels genuinely valued. This unwavering commitment defines who we are. Join us, and let’s embark on this exciting path together for the benefit of your child’s future.
Our center has been newly refurbished, with all new floors, walls, decor, and more! Take a virtual tour of our facility.
Spanish Immersion Excellence
Immerse your child in our unparalleled Spanish Immersion Program, where every preschooler or school-age child steps into a full English and Spanish environment. We believe in the documented benefits of bilingualism as a significant advantage throughout life – from school to college and securing the best job opportunities. Your child’s linguistic and cognitive development takes center stage in this unique and enriching program, fostering not only language skills but also cultural understanding.
Bespoke Learning Journeys
Embrace the power of individualized learning paths tailored for each child. Drawing on their family background and interactions with teachers, we craft a specialized trajectory to support their unique development. This goes beyond a one-size-fits-all approach, ensuring that every child receives personalized attention and guidance, setting them on a trajectory for success.
We Invest Your Tuition in our Teachers
We will not hire minimum wage. We offer healthcare benefits including maternity and many options to our team, we offer retirement benefits with a big company match. We offer highly discounted childcare, we offer plenty of PTO and holidays off, we offer free continuing education and professional development, we offer college scholarships and so much more. Our staff members can give themselves wage increase to $3.00 an hr. and extra of PTO time. We invest in our teams!
Nutrient-Rich Dining Experience
Say goodbye to the time-consuming task of preparing meals at odd hours. Unlike other high-cost centers that insist on “Brown-Bagging,” we prioritize your family time. Our in-house chef specializes in crafting home-cooked breakfasts and lunches for your child. What sets us apart is our commitment to quality – all our milk and fresh produce are organically sourced. We invest in this premium quality for the direct benefit of our children. Additionally, we offer the flexibility for alternative milk choices and maintain a nut-free environment, ensuring the utmost safety and well-being of every child.
Watch Kai's Tour of Crayon Campus
Proudly offering a unique curriculum, we stand out with our Spanish Immersion Program. Beyond conventional childcare, this program immerses children in the Spanish language early on, fostering linguistic and cognitive development. It’s not just education; it’s a cultural experience promoting understanding and inclusivity. To learn more click here.
Together, we prioritize your child’s education, well-being, and holistic growth. We aim for a lasting partnership that positively shapes your child’s learning journey. Our approach is not just about thriving; it’s about ensuring every child feels genuinely valued and supported.
Step into a newly refurbished space with brand-new floors, walls, decor, and more! We believe in providing a fresh and vibrant environment that complements the enriching experiences your child will encounter within our center.
Unique Childcare Experience
Our commitment goes beyond the ordinary. We’re dedicated to creating an environment where your child not only thrives academically but also feels a true sense of worth. This unwavering commitment defines who we are as a childcare center.
Overall, Inspire! seeks to truly provide a unique experience that is of the highest quality for our families. This industry has many challenges yet Inspire is an advocate both at the state and the federal level to support the needs of our families. We advocate for any type of relief that our government can provide to families to ease the burden. Providing these services are well worth the investment but we also realize this is a major investment for your family.
Meet Our Staff
Our parent surveys indicate the number one reason parents choose Inspire! is the trust they have in the highly qualified and caring staff of professionals. It is our teachers and administrators who care for each child and their family, as well as striving everyday for the children’s growth and development, that make Inspire! different. Their kindness and smiles make every day a special day for your children. We recruit individuals who share our vision, values, love of children and dedication to the highest quality of early childhood educations.
Kathleen "Kat" Parsons, Center Director
My name is Kathleen (Kat) Parsons, and I am the Director of Inspire! Pittsford. I have my BA in Sociology and my CDA in Infant-Toddler care. I have been with Inspire! since June of 2016 starting as an assistant school-age teacher, moving my way up to an Infant program lead at our Pittsford location, and then a Director at our Brockport location.
Outside of Inspire!, I enjoy spending time with my husband, and my friends, exploring Rochester, hiking, and reading a good book! You could also find me at your favorite Chipotle or Starbucks location if you look hard enough.
Christian Garcia, Co-Director
My name is Christian Garcia and I have worked at Crayon Campus for 3 years. I was first hired as an assistant teacher and slowly worked up the ranks from being an assistant to lead teacher, head of the preschool program, Assistant director and now I am the Co-Director along side Kat. My Previous experience includes working with the Rochester City School District as a Paraprofessional in an intergraded Preschool classroom for 2 years. I received my CDA in April of 2023 and am enrolled at MCC for my Bachelors in Social Work. My main goal and mission working with Inspire is to help teach, learn and grow along side the families, children and staff I work with on a day to day basis.
Kim Bulman, Regional Director
My name is Kimberly Bulman, and I am the Director of Inspire! Irondequoit. I have my Bachelor’s in elementary education, and my Masters in elementary reading and literacy. I have been a teacher in the district and moved to childcare about 15 years ago. I started as a preschool teacher and worked my way up to Director! I am a mom of 4 boys that keep my spare time busy with sports. I love reading, baking, and scrapbooking. Here at Inspire! Irondequoit, we want to become part of your family and we want you to become part of ours!
Jennifer "Jen" Price, Executive Director
My name is Jennifer (Jen) Price and I am the Executive Director of the Inspire! Brockport, Irondequoit, and Pittsford locations. I have been with the Inspire! Family since July 2014 starting as an assistant teacher in the infant classroom at Brockport and worked my way up to being a Executive Director.
Outside of the center, I enjoy spending time with my family, gardening, being creative and baking. Here at Inspire! Learning and Childcare, we want to become part of your family and we want you to become part of our family!
“As first time parents my husband and I were very nervous about choosing the right daycare for our infant. We have been incredibly pleased with the care our daughter receives at Inspire Pittsford! The staff are so kind, truly care for all the children and are very respectful to the parents. Our daughter has thrived in the infant room and absolutely loves when she goes to daycare. We know we made the right choice with Inspire!”
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