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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

    "The creativity and thoughtfulness of the learning experiences the children receive at Bright Horizons is top-notch! I love seeing how all the teachers work together and help in all the classrooms. Mia is always so excited to go to school and learn with each of you! THANK YOU for all you do!"

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  • Pictures with Santa

    Join us December 5th from 9:00-11:00 am!

    Bright Horizons at Crystal Lake will be hosting Free Pictures with Santa!

    You and your family will be able to enjoy: 
    ·       Pictures with Santa (Pictures will be mailed out the following week)
    ·       Light Snacks and Refreshments
    ·       Craft projects 

    Looking for the perfect holiday gift?
    We will also have a Vendor Fair featuring: Tupperware, Orgami Owl, Adventures in Paper, Jamberry, 31, Mary Kay and more with 10% of all proceeds going toward Home of the Sparrow Women and Children’s Shelter!
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  • Edit Your Life: Making Modern Family Life Work

    A Family Matters parenting webinar.

    Watch our Family Matters webinar and hear our guest speakers Christine Koh and Asha Dornfest give real advice about the pressures on today's parents, how to manage advice overload, and ways to effectively use your time to truly enjoy what matters to you and your family most.

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  • 5 Reasons to Visit Us

    Contact us to schedule a visit.

    #1: Passionate & caring teachers

    #2: Curriculum in action

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  • 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.


  • 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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