top of page
Diverse Kindergarten


Bright Minds Learning Center opened its doors in 2020 as a licensed facility with the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, having a capacity of 204 children. Due to tremendous success over the past several years, we have expanded! Starting early 2023, we will be able to serve 170 children at the center and we are now licensed to hold 204.

In 2024, we added a bus to accommodate families that need transportation to Carey schools.  


We accept state childcare funding for families that apply and qualify for benefits. We are also proud members of Ohio's Step Up to Quality Program, which ensures that our center not only meets, but exceeds high standards for daily child care and education. 


Our staff is trained in the Recognition and Prevention of Child Abuse and Communicable Disease, First Aid and CPR. Staff members also complete a minimum of ten educational training hours per year, to ensure that they are able to provide the best possible educational experience for our students. Our center uses the Bright Wheel App for communication between staff and parents throughout the school day as well as sending pictures and videos that all of our parents love! 


In 2022, Bright Minds Learning Center received the Wyandot County Distinguished Contribution to Economic Development Award. The Treasurer of the State as well as The Honorable Robert E. Latta from the U.S. House of Representatives extended their congratulations.

A Place to grow

At Bright Minds Learning Center, out aim is to provide a healthy, happy and structured learning environment for kids of all ages. 

Curriculum Based Programs

Reward Systems

Potty Charts & Rewards

Bilingual Teachers

Calming Corners

Manners & Accountability Towards Peers

Sign Language

Sensory Learning

Birthday Celebrations

Outdoor Playspace

Image by Jerry Wang
IMG_4758-2 (1).jpg

Meet our Founder

Nicky Bowen owns Bright Minds Learning Center. Nicky has always had a love for children and her community. At the early age of 12 she was babysitting, and never stopped helping families with children in the community to this day. She has volunteered in numerous organizations in the community during her adult life.


After 24 years being in Law Enforcement she decided to open Bright Minds Learning Center in 2020, and enjoys her job running the center daily. 

In the Fall of 2023, Nicky Bowen earned the title of  Administrator. 

Nichole "Nicky" Bowen

Owner of Bright Minds Learning Center, Inc

Meet our Team


Casey Hacker is the administrator at Bright Minds Learning Center. Casey owned a successful Preschool in Upper Sandusky for numerous years. She has always had a passion for teaching children.


Casey has her degree in Early Childhood Education, and enjoys building the center’s curriculum for the best education opportunity for the families attending the center.

Casey Hacker

Administrator, Bright Minds Learning Center, Inc

bottom of page