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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.

"Ever since the first day I walked into Bright Horizons, I have always felt very comfortable that my son would be well taken care of. I thank you all for your caring hearts, teaching right from wrong, and playing a big part in the development of the amazing boy that my son has become."

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

Color Cards

You Will Need:

File folders in 6 different colors, Clear contact paper paper punch (shape punches, such as a star or heart are fun). Cut file folder into 1-by-6-inch strips Cover the file folder with Contact paper Punch a hole in one end of each strip in the same spot. Hold the strips together by inserting the metal rings through holes.

Directions:

Show your child one color at a time and have him or her find something in the area that is the same color, or think of something that is that color. Having the card to look at while you say the name of the color is a great help for toddlers who are learning their colors.

Tip:

Use these cards while waiting for trains, planes and buses.

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