MEET THE OWNERS 






​​Lucy Hamilton


Founder and owner of Bridging Oceans daycare will also manage daily operations. Mrs Hamilton studied at St. John’s university in New York and holds a Bachelors in Science in Physician Assistant studies with a minor in child psychology. She has worked in Daycare facilities, tutored English in her ten years abroad as well as worked in various children shelters and orphanages during her time abroad. Also having lived in multiple countries such as France, Spain, Turkey and Japan she holds the importance of language and cultural acceptance in high regards. She is a mother of 3 children who have received the opportunity to experience different learning institutions globally which she believes has had a tremendous impact on their formative years.The different experiences her children have had the opportunity to be exposed to as wells as the impact it has had on them is what fuels the mission of wanting a global education for all children.





​​Terri-Lyn Mangum




Founder and owner of Bridging Ocean’s Daycare, will also be running the daily operations. Terri-Lyn has owned and operated an in-home childcare for nearly a decade in Providence, Rhode Island. Prior to opening her own facility, Ms. Mangum worked closely with special needs children for four years. Terri-Lyn was an avid volunteer in her children’s childcare she helped the provider create and organize lessons for the week. Through her volunteer and entrepreneurial efforts, Ms. Mangum found her underlying passion for teaching young children. After giving birth to her second child, and discovering that many local childcare services did not provide her children with the environment she sought after, Terri-Lyn revisited the idea of opening a childcare center. She wanted to set herself apart from the other facilities, so she implemented language introduction and a curriculum for children ages birth through five. Ms. Mangum has consistently continued to improve her childcare, by frequently implementing new ideas since opening nine years ago.

THE FIRST TEACHER

 

As your childs' first teacher, you play a big part in how well your son or daughter does in school.

 

PARTNER WITH US

 

We invite you to work with our teachers to help students get all they can out of their growing years.

Bridging Oceans is open Monday-Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. We are closed on the following days:


  • New Years Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Columbus Day
  • Veterans Day
  • Presidents Day
  • Martin Luther King Day
  • Thanksgiving Day & Day After
  • Christmas Eve & Christmas Day


The Director reserves the right to close the Center if necessary for safety, maintenance, or administrative reasons. We will give parents advanced notice if this should occur.

Center hours

PARENT’S ROLE

ABOUT OUR DAYCARE

 

THE TEACHERS, ADMINISTRATORS AND STAFF AT

BRIDGING OCEANS INTERNATIONAL DAYCARE ARE

UNITED IN THEIR BELIEF THAT ALL CHILDREN:

 

  • Have the power to learn

  • Are curious & creative

  • Can succeed
     

No two students have exactly the same skills or learning style. This is why we use creative curriculum in efforts to establish flexibility in our curriculum to adapt to various learning styles.