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Travel north on rt 40, turn left at lights onto Alta Rd. Bright Horizons @ Little Friends is the long blue building about an 1/8th of mile down on right side. Travel south on Allen Rd,turn right onto Alta rd, at the stop sign turn right. Bright Horizons @ Little Friends is the long blue building about 1/2 mile down on your left side.

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  • What Peoria Parents are Saying

    about Bright Horizons Child Care

    "Sam and Jessica are always so friendly and helpful in the office. Their smiling faces and willingness to answer all of my questions makes bringing my children to school a pleasant experience. Thank you for your dedication to all of the families at Little Friends!"

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  • When School's Out, Camp is IN ALL SUMMER LONG!

    Summer Camp 2016

    Summer camp at Bright Horizons at Little Friends offers fun and excitement for your child AND meets your expectations of convenience, flexibility, a safe and secure environment, and experienced counselors.

    Join us for a jam-packed, fun-filled summer that includes: field trips, special guests and events
    Back by popular demand: The Science of Gross Things, Wacky Water, That Kid's Got Talent, Junior Chefs and Go for Gold!

    Brand new this summer: Ecology, S.T.E.M., Inventors and Greatest games of all.
    We'll have a summer full of sports, fitness and outdoor adventures!

    Our camp follows the local school calendar and runs throughout the entire summer vacation time period!

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  • Beyond Screen Time: Raising Children in the Digital Age

    A Family Matters parenting webinar.

    Watch this webinar to hear digital expert Devorah Heitner, PhD and founder of Raising Digital Natives, discuss the challenges of raising children in a digital-first world, quality versus quantity of screen time, and how you can model responsible use that sets your child up for a lifetime of success.



  • Discover the Road Ahead in Your Child's Education

    Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 5:00pm

    Preschool & Kindergarten Prep Preview

    Experience how Bright Horizons® ensures your child is on the right track for school success. During Preview, you'll have the opportunity to engage with our STEM curriculum, explore our preschool and kindergarten prep classrooms, and meet our qualified teachers; all while learning about what comes next in your child's educational journey.

    Learn how emergent curriculum works at Bright Horizons!


  • 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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