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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

    "Ms. Jasmine is an excellent toddler teacher. She is so warm and friendly. She always has a smile on her face and is willing to go above and beyond for our son."

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  • Full Day Private Kindergarten and Before & After Care

    Programs for School-Aged Children

    Private Kindergarten
    Children who will be 5 years old on or before 12/31/16 are eligible and will be able to go on to 1st grade the next year!  Our Kindergarten includes snacks, lunch, and ALL learning materials!  We offer 5 full days per week of world class curriculum that meets or exceeds all Illinois state standards, lower teacher-child ratios, daily parent communication, individualized assessments, enrichments included in your tuition, and more!

    School Age Programs
    Learn more about our before-school and after-school care, back-up or emergency care for school holidays and closings, and exciting summer day camp programs for children up to age 12! 

    We provide transportation to Wilder Waite, Hickory Grove and Banner schools in the morning and pick up from Wilder Waite, Ridgeview, and Dunlap Grade schools in the afternoon.  Hickory Grove and Banner bus to us!

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  • Celebrating 30 Years of Learning!

    Bright Horizons is proud to celebrate 30 years as the early educator and partner of choice for families around the world.

    We look forward to supporting the next generation of parents and children, and continue to cheer the big steps made by the early learners at all of our centers. Because the most exciting milestones are the ones we get to celebrate with parents and children every day.


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  • A complete educational package for your child!

    Included in your tuition!

    Movement Matters Zone (All Ages)-A space specifically designed for children's movement activities,including open space for implementing structured daily Movement matters fitness activities.
    Art Studio(Twos-Schoolage)-A custom-designed space with ample beautifully arranged materials and tools which inspire creativity and often encourage the development of long-term artistic and educational projects.
    SMARTBoard(Toddlers-Schoolage)-The imagination station provides 21st century Technology. Children will be able to access interactive lessons on language,math,science, and social studies via the internet.
    Fine Dining(Preschool-Kindergarten)-This fine dining experience teaches children about proper table manners,promoting self-help skills, and positive peer interactions during meal time conversations.
    S.T.E.M.(Preschool-Kindergarten)-The world is becoming increasingly complex, and individuals must have basic competencies in science,math,and technology in order to make sense of and process information.


  • 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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