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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

    "Thank you so much for your care and attention towards my daughter, Sriansha A. She really enjoys your company and is eagerly waiting to see the little baby. I really appreciate your attention to details and the way you disciple her. Thanks and hope to continue the same. Sarita Kuppili (Mom)"

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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!

    Schedule a visit today!
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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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  • The Little Friends Value

    Unique Features for Parents and Children

    Little Friends is proud of all that we distinctly offer families and children:
    • Environments that are designed specifically to foster children's learning
    • Outdoor environments that are park-like and encourage children's physical development and well being
    • Curriculum that is unique and individualized
    • Dedicated and professionally trained educators
    • A secure facility with the highest standards of safety protocol
    • Parenting Resources that help bridge school learning to home learning

  • 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.

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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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