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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 so much for being Charlie's first teachers! We appreciate your patience and kindness as we navigate our first year of parenthood and we are so thankful that you create such a warm, nurturing environment for the children every day. Thank you for all that you do!"

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  • Preschool Summer Camp

    Summer Camp for children ages 3-6!

    Join our camp for a summer of adventure, exploration and good old fashioned fun.

    Preschool/Kindergarten Prep Summer Adventures

    ·       Adventure Areas specifically designed for children ages 3-6

    ·       Preschool environments are transformed into distinctive summer spaces

    ·       Adventure the great outdoors in fun and exciting ways while continuing to build on children’s skills and individual development

    ·       Special guests

    ·       Swimming and Gymnastics Field Trips

    Summer Camp at Bright Horizons offers families convenient and safe programs with experienced staff and the flexibility to meet parents’ expectations.

  • The Story of Bright Horizons Preschool

    Inspired learning using children's unique interests.

    What happens when preschoolers start talking about what they want to be when they grow up? Their dreams become part of the curriculum!

    Read about one Bright Horizons classroom and how our approach to emergent curriculum leads to innovative adventures in learning.



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  • Experience a day in the life of your child at Curriculum Night

    Thursday, September 17, 2015 at 5:00pm

    Join us for our Curriculum Night event where you will have the opportunity to:

    • Explore ourThe World at Their Fingertips® curriculum
    • Discover how literacy is woven into our curriculum
    • Learn about our classroom schedule and activities
    • Connect with our classroom teachers

    Read about Bright Horizons' curriculum by visiting our new emergent curriculum e-book.


  • 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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