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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.
  • Crystal Lake Child Care Center Address:

    290 Memorial Court, Crystal Lake, IL 60014

  • Call For Enrollment Information: 877-624-4532
  • Phone: 815-455-5376
  • Hours of Operation: M-F: 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Ages Served: Infants, Toddlers, Preschool, Kindergarten Prep, School Age

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  • Celebrating Our Employees

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    Bright Horizons is celebrating Teacher Appreciation Month and the teachers and staff who bring education to life. We often hear from our teachers that the greatest reward is knowing that they have made a difference for children and families.

    We invite you to write your own message of thanks or share how a Bright Horizons teacher or staff member has inspired you. The website will be open from May 1-31.

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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.

  • Growing Givers: Raising Socially Responsible Children

    A Family Matters parenting webinar.

    Join us on Wednesday, May 27 at 2:30 p.m. EST to hear the Bright Horizons Foundation for Children® discuss how social responsibility and empathy develops as your child grows, bridging family, school, and community life, and meaningful activities your family can do together to make a difference in your community and in the world.

    *100 live attendees will have a chance to win a Crafts with Kindness kit.

    Watch this short video for a "taste" of what you'll see in the webinar.


    Register Today!
  • Ice Cream Social

    Ice Cream Social

    Join us on Monday, June 8, from 4:00-5:30 PM as we kick off summer with an Ice Cream Social! During the Ice Cream Social you will be able to:

    *Visit our classrooms while seeing our afternoon curriculum in action!
    *Meet our dedicated teachers!
    *Talk with current families about their experience at Bright Horizons!

    RSVP's are not needed! We hope to see you there!

  • 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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