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From Veterans Parkway heading south, take a left on Washington Street. At the first stoplight which is on the corner of Prospect and Washington Street take another left. Take your immediate first right on Maloney Drive. The center will be located on the left hand side on the corner of Maloney Drive and Williamsburg.
  • Bloomington Child Care Center Address: 2432 Maloney, Bloomington, IL 61704
  • Toll-Free Phone: 877-624-4532
  • Phone: 309-662-7300
  • Hours of Operation: M-F: 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Ages Served: Preschool, Kindergarten Prep, Kindergarten, School Age

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Our Kindergarten Program

Comprehensive curriculum preparing children for school success

Our center develops expectations and practices in concert with our state curriculum standards so children make an easy transition into the local school system. At the same time, our curriculum builds off the child’s knowledge base and skills, learning style, and interests. There is a clear emphasis on the development of strong language, math, and science skills. Important “school skills” of listening carefully, following through on a sequence of tasks, and working cooperatively are reinforced.

What Parents are Saying

Our greatest advocates are also our closest friends.

"Words are not enough to express how grateful we are for the amazing care that our child gets at Bright Horizons. We are all lucky that you are there."

Our Curriculum Components

The building blocks to balanced education.

  • Language Works Connecting spoken words to written words, enjoying books independently, retelling stories, writing letters and numbers, indentifying some words on sight.
  • Math Counts Beginning to use standard measurements, beginning addition.
  • Science Rocks Exploring the world in more depth using tools such as magnifying glasses and microscopes, recording observations in science journals.
  • ArtSmart Studying great artists, engaging in collage and three-dimensional artwork, exploring dance, music, and dramatic arts
  • Our World Practicing empathy and compassion towards others, cultural exploration through children’s literature.
  • Well Aware Continuing focus on healthy activity and eating, taking responsibility for own health, beginning to study how our bodies are cared for.

Learning at Home

Introduction to the Internet

You Will Need:

Computer, with appropriate software to block inappropriate sites, and a printer

Directions:

When your child shows an interest in a subject, sit together and research the topic on the internet. Read and print your findings.

Tip:

Sit at the computer together. Have your child type in the topic that you are seeking information about. You can spell the words for your child and let her find the keys on the keyboard, or let her try to "sound out" the words' spelling. Help her as needed. Establish a policy about computer use when an adult is not present to both limit access to inappropriate sites as well as limiting "screen time."

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