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Directions from Crystal Lake/Cary: -Travel West on Rt. 14, Thornton's Gas Station is on the right. -Continue .8 miles crossing over Rt. 31 -Turn right on Pingree; Jameson's Charhouse is on the right. -Go .3 miles and turn left on Congress Parkway. -The Metra train station is on the right. -Continue .8 miles to Memorial Drive and turn right. -Continue .2 miles and turn and turn right on Memorial Court -Bright Horizons at Crystal Lake is on the right. Directions from McHenry: -Travel South on Rt. 31. -Turn right on Rt. 176, Wendy's will be on the right. -Continue .5 miles and turn left on Terra Cotta Avenue. -Continue 1.2 miles, crossing over Crystal Lake Avenue. -Turn right on Congress Parkway. -The Metra train station is on the right. -Continue .8 miles to Memorial Drive and turn right. -Continue .2 miles and turn right on Memorial Court. -Bright Horizons at Crystal Lake is on the right.

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  • What Crystal Lake Parents are Saying

    about Bright Horizons Child Care

    "THANK YOU!!! Bright Horizons is a family because each of you have made it a special and comfortable place for children to learn and grow. We are so lucky to have found a place where kids are encouraged in their own strengths and surrounded by all of you who truly care about each of them."

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  • Join us for a summer celebration!

    Friday, August 26, 2016 4:30-6:00 pm


    Festivities will include:  
    • Pot Luck Dinner provided by families
    • Face Painting, raffles, games, and more
    • Chance to relax and spend time with other Bright Horizons families

    No RSVP's are required. Come and have a great time!

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  • Music Your Whole Family Will Love!

    Bright Horizons Radio on Pandora

    Music positively impacts child development – but finding great children’s music can be a challenge. Tune in to Bright Horizons® Radio on Pandora® to hear popular artists play songs your kids will love, and be sure to explore our variety of NEW at-home music activities, too.

    Kitchen Band: Fun with Pots and Pans
    Suitable for: Infants and Toddlers

    Recycled Materials Family Band
    Suitable for: Preschool

    Drawing to the Sensations of Music
    Suitable for: School-age Children

    Launch the Station
  • Join us for Curriculum Night!

    Thursday, October 20, 2016 at 5:00pm

    Step inside our early education programs to:

    • Meet our educators
    • Explore our parent/teacher partnerships
    • Learn about our own The World at Their Fingertips® curriculum  
    • Discover our emergent curriculum approach that lets your child’s own interests inspire the excitement to learn  
    Experience Bright Horizons® for yourself -- no RSVP necessary.

  • About the Curriculum

    Our unique approach to education.

    Bright Horizons’ The World at Their Fingertips

    Children learn in a variety of ways and at their own pace. Our carefully planned curriculum is designed to inspire your child at every age and stage. Built around extensive research, 21st-century technology, and developmentally appropriate instruction, our curriculum introduces concepts of math, science, language, culture, environment, art and health.

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  • About our Teachers

    Helping children reach their potential

    Our Teachers

    Inspired by knowledgeable child development professionals who understand the balance between nurturing developing minds and caring for tender spirits, children grow from curious infants into explorative preschoolers. Our teachers are all experienced and highly trained, meeting rigid certification requirements. They keep up with the latest techniques in early childhood curriculum and continually develop new skills to guide children on a path to lifelong learning.

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  • Health & Safety

    Because parents need peace of mind

    Well Aware and Staying Healthy

    Our center environment offers children a healthy and safe place to develop and learn. Through our Well Aware program and our Staying Healthy procedures, we set high expectations for creating healthy environments and also foster positive attitudes within children towards healthy living, physical activity, and nutrition.

    We’re proud to provide programs parents can feel good about, and to be recognized as a model for other early education programs by the Partnership for a Healthier America and First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move campaign.

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