Get Directions From...
Go

Get in Touch Today!

Tell us a bit about yourself to get started

Yes, please send me e-Family news for weekly parenting tips, strategies and resources from early education experts.
Continue *All fields required

Welcome to The UChicago Child Development Center

An early education and private preschool program where children where children can learn, discover and grow.

   Welcome to the UChicago Child Development Center Stony Island Bright Horizons located in Hyde Park on campus at The University of Chicago.     We recognize how important beginnings are in each child’s development, and to each family.  The UChicago Child Development Center unlocks your child’s academic potential while fostering a love of learning.  We prepare children for school by providing a foundation for academic success while promoting the positive social and emotional health of each child.  Our comprehensive curriculum instills confidence, curiosity and creative thinking in an atmosphere that exudes security and happiness.     The architecture of our school is inspired by the adjacent historic landscape and is located near the Museum of Science and Industry. Our building has achieved LEED certification. We invite you to read more about our Sustainability Case Study. ...

Read More

What Parents are Saying

Our greatest advocates are also our closest friends.

"Thank you so much for the great care you show Smith. He has learned and matured so much and I know that this is because he has awesome teachers that love him. You all are invaluable."

Our Center Programs & Services

Here are a few of our best features.

Full- and part-time early education and preschool, Drop-in / emergency-care

Featured Parent Webinar

Quality Early Education: Choosing What's Best for Your Child


We talk to education experts from the National Association for the Education for Young Children (NAEYC) to get insider tips on what to look for in a quality early childhood education program. You’ll hear how NAEYC sets standards and how to select the option best suited to your child’s unique needs.

Bright Horizons Parent Community

Helping dad when mom goes back to workThe Bright Horizons Parent Community is a great place for parents and educators to share ideas, get perspectives and ask questions. Looking for info on potty training your toddler or how to get your preschooler started with chores? This is the place for you.

Bright Spaces Help Children in Crisis

Bright Horizons Foundation for ChildrenBright Spaces - special places for children in homeless and domestic violence shelters and other agencies - help children experiencing trauma. Bright Horizons teachers and employees help create Bright Spaces, support them through volunteering, and make a difference across hundreds of communities and serve thousands of children each year. To learn more, including how you could be involved, visit Making Connections Through Bright Spaces, a digital magazine celebrating the impact our programs make in people's lives.

Meals

Nutritious snacks, breakfast and lunch provided daily

Get involved in our Enrichment Activities

Because knowledge is more than just the ABC's.

The UChicago Child Development Center offers a variety of Enrichment Programs to our families which incorporate and build upon The World at Their Fingertips Curriculum.  As natural extensions of our core daily curriculum, enrichments make us of special materials, unique spaces within our center, special time or expert staff to enhance your child’s learning experiences. 
  • Handwriting Without Tears; an introduction to letter writing for preschool children
  • Everyday Math; a hands-on introduction to may concepts
  • READY for SCHOOL; pre-kindergarten curriculum that prepares children for school
  • Movement Matters; daily physical fitness and movement activities for children in all age groups
  • GardenWorks; social realtionships, math and science experience through community gardening
  • Natural Outdoor Playgrounds; outdoor experiences for children daily
  • Growing Readers; quiet comfortable spaces for children to read and relax

From our Photo Albums

See what we've been up to!


  • UChicago Child Development Center Stony Island, Chicago IL UChicago Child Development Center Stony Island, Chicago IL UChicago Child Development Center Stony Island, Chicago IL UChicago Child Development Center Stony Island, Chicago IL
    Culinary Enrichment 6/7/2017
  • UChicago Child Development Center Stony Island, Chicago IL UChicago Child Development Center Stony Island, Chicago IL UChicago Child Development Center Stony Island, Chicago IL UChicago Child Development Center Stony Island, Chicago IL
    Fall Fest 2016 10/30/2016
View All