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Meet Our Director

Patricia Duckworth , a native from Northwest Indiana , mother of one , Laurielle McFerson. I have an Associate and bachelor’s degree from Calumet college of St. Joseph. I am currently working on my Master’s Degree in early childhood education.  I began my career as a substitute teacher 20 years ago, From there I managed the GEAR UP as the Parent Outreach Coordinator.  During this time, I have worked with children and families in public and private sectors. I started Brightside June of 2019 . Education has always been my passion. I love what I do. It is an honor to serve the families at my center.


Our Program

Children are born eager to learn. Brightside Academy Ohio’s curriculum helps lead children to their full potential and prepares them for success in school and beyond.

Our kindergarten readiness programs teach age-appropriate lessons that encourage development in a safe and nurturing environment. Trained and experienced teachers care for and educate infants, toddlers, and preschoolers in the areas of reading, math, communication and exploration daily.

Kids enrolled at Brightside Academy – Cleveland Avenue Like receive FREE diapers and wipes while attending the academy!

School-age children benefit from before- and after-school care in a supervised and enriching environment and from a fun summer camp program when school is not in session.


Brightside Academy Ohio-Cleveland Avenue is open from 6:00 am to 6:30 pm. We are located in the busy plaza at the intersection of Cleveland Avenue and E. 24th Avenue and next door to a grocery store. Our location is convenient to many of the nearby Linden community’s housing divisions. COTA buses service the area.

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For your convenience Brightside Academy Ohio accepts various forms of payment including government programs like Title XX. We also accept cash, money orders, and credit cards.

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