Get Directions From...
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.

Receive Child Care
Info 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
  • 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!"

    View Messages  
  • Fall Family Night!

    Join us at Harms Farm on October 16th from 4:30-6:30 pm!

    Come and join the fun…
    At our 10th annual Fall Family Night!

    There is a $10 cost per child, but adults and children under age 2 are free! Cost includes admission into every attraction and a free pumpkin per child!Feel free to bring family and friends!
    Harms Farm is located at:
    4727 West Crystal Lake Road
    McHenry, IL 60050

    Please contact Nicole at
    815-455-5376 if you have any questions

    Read More
  • Parent Teacher Partnerships: The Keys to Successful Collaboration

    A Family Matters parenting webinar.

    Creating optimal parent teacher partnerships takes skill and know-how; you need to understand the goals, your responsibilities, and the line between advocating and over-involvement. Watch this webinar to hear from Bright Horizons education experts Ruth and Melanie about getting the best out of the relationships with your children’s teachers.

    Watch on YouTube
  • 5 Reasons to Visit Us

    Contact us to schedule a visit.

    #1: Passionate & caring teachers

    #2: Curriculum in action

    See the other 3 reasons...

  • 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.

    Read more

  • 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.

    Read More