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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, Ryane, for all that you have taught Carrington. She loves coming to school to see you and her friends. She has blossomed so much since being in your room and I see at home all the learning she is receiving. I could not have asked for a better Kindergarten Prep teacher!"

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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 Caregiving Generation

    A Family Matters parenting webinar.

    With the rapid graying of today's America, caregiving responsibilities among the classic Sandwich generation have expanded to millions of people.

    Join us on Tuesday, July 28 at 2:30 p.m. EST for the next Family Matters webinar to discuss the new face of caregiving. Uncover how you - as a caregiver - can cope with these new responsibilities, and strategies for effectively managing your life, and those for whom you provide care.


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  • Family Game Night!

    July 17, 2015 from 4:30-5:45 PM

    You're invited to our Family Game Night on Friday, July 17th, from 4:30-5:45 pm!

    Meet all of our talented teachers as you and your family join us for fun and games! We will have games for all ages such as Bozo Buckets, Bingo, Minute to Win it and more!

    Snacks and drinks will also be provided!


  • 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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