Welcome to Bright Horizons at The Esplanade

Meet the Center Director

Lauren Schoenau

M-F: 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Enrollment Info: 877-624-4532
Phone: 630-743-6138

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Our Educational Programs

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Infants

An exceptional place for your baby to thrive and grow

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Toddler/Twos

An engaging world where toddlers learn and explore

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Preschool

Where curious children become inspired and ready for school

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Kindergarten Prep

Preparing children for success in kindergarten and beyond

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Kindergarten

A place for children’s social and academic skills to flourish

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Summer Camp

A welcoming place for age-appropriate fun, friendships, and exploration

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Meet Our Teaching Team

Jill F.

Twos Classroom

I love teaching because: I love being a part of their lives and helping children learn.

Teaching since: 2004

Ardelia N.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: It gives me the opportunity to observe how they learn through play.

Teaching since: 1995

Karen O.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: The children are so curious and interested in everything. Everyday for them is new and challenging. There are so many firsts for them to explore and learn. The children make this job so rewarding.

Teaching since: 1994

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The World at Their Fingertips

Our own World at Their Fingertips® curriculum is based on the research of the most renowned education experts. Designed by our education team, it’s created to support these important early years, to inspire children to be bold explorers today and joyful, confident learners for life.

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Literacy, language, and love of books cultivated through listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

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Science Rocks

Spurring a sense of wonder through observations and experiments in which we ask questions and form, record, and describe conclusions.

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Art Smart

Fostering an interest and appreciation of art, music, theater and dance, while encouraging individual talents and artistic expression.

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Math Counts

Early math concepts experienced through counting, sorting, patterning, one-on-one correspondence, and problem solving.

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Well Aware

Healthy living developed through physical activity, good nutrition, and healthful habits incorporated into every day routines.

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Towards a Better World

Experiences and activities designed to help children learn to respect our world, its diverse people, and the environment we live in.

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Caring Matters

Support for important social skills including compromise, self-regulation, negotiating with peers, and forming positive relationships.

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Bringing Our Curriculum to Life

“Grace started at Bright Horizons last fall and the entire team in her infant room and the drop off room have helped her grow and learn so much! We can't thank everyone enough for all they do everyday to keep Grace safe, help her learn and make her smile! Thank you!”

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Kelly & Patrick

“My appreciation for the teachers at Bright Horizons goes beyond the words that I can express. They extend themselves daily to our children's learning. Both of my sons were more than prepared to move forward in Kindergarten, thanks to Bright Horizons.”

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Jessica F. -Bright Horizons Parent

“Thank you so much for taking care of our baby girl. She always smiles when she sees you at drop off and we can tell she is happy. We appreciate that more than we can put into words. ”

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Christine H. -Bright Horizons Parent

“A huge thank you to Ms. Karen, who took wonderful care of our infant daughter starting when she was less than three months old. Our daughter blossomed under her kind and nurturing care, and our family felt relieved to know she was in such good hands when we were at work every day.”

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Liz

“It brings so much peace of mind knowing our daughter loves going to school. Bright Horizons welcomed her into their Toddler classroom with open arms, and ever since, she has flourished mentally and physically.”

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Ashley G. -Bright Horizons Parent

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Healthy Food for Growing Children

Healthy food is part of children’s development. Our menus align with our wellness commitment to Partnership for Healthier America. By eating family-style and serving themselves, children learn about making healthy choices and the connection between food and community.

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Early Education Awards & Partnerships

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