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Directions to Bright Horizons at the Esplanade From the North: Take 355 South to the Butterfield Road exit. Exit Butterfield Road West. After about one block turn Left into the Esplanade Office Park (Woodcreek Dr.) Almost immediately turn left onto Lacey Road. End at 3400 Lacey Road (If you pass the Sara Lee building you have gone too far.) From the South: Take Belmont Road North. Belmont Road turns into Finley Road. Turn Left onto Lacey Road (traffic light) Just past the Sara Lee building turn left onto Woodcreek Turn left into the parking lot. From the West: Take Ogden Road East to Finley (Belmont) Turn Left onto Finley. Turn Left onto Lacey Road (traffic light) Just past the Sara Lee building turn left onto Woodcreek Turn left into the parking lot. From the East: Take Ogden Road to Finley (Belmont) Turn Right onto Finley Turn Left onto Lacey Road (traffic light) Just past the Sara Lee building turn left onto Woodcreek Turn left into the parking lot.

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  • What Downers Grove Parents are Saying

    about Bright Horizons Child Care

    "Thank you for treating Annalise like one of your own! Your kindness and interactions with her put us at ease knowing she is will you all day. It's clear she loves you with her bright smile every time she sees you."

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  • Bright Horizons at the Esplanade

    Fall Festival & 25th Anniversary Celebration!

    This fall, Bright Horizons at the Esplanade celebrated our 25th Anniversary Celebration along with our annual Fall Festival! We feel so honored to have had a positive impact on the Downers Grove and surrounding communities for 25 years and look forward to the many years to come! 

    At Bright Horizons, family relationships are of the utmost importance and having school events and activities allows for time to celebrate our school and community! See the link below for pictures of our 2017 Fall Festival, which included dinner, interactive games & activities, a "Mad Science" experiment, a DJ, and pumpkin decorating contest!! 

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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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  • READY for SCHOOL: Preschool Program

    Why Enroll?

    At Bright Horizons at the Esplanade, our READY for SCHOOL Preschool program engages children intellectually, physically, emotionally, and socially. Our curriculum and preschool program promotes investigation, exploration, and discovery to ensure preschoolers have joyful, appropriate, and meaningful learning experiences. 

    Our preschool children will experience a flexible curriculum individualized to their needs that encourage skills in creative expression, literacy (language & writing), math, science, technology, music, dramatic play, and outdoor learning, ensuring success in school and life. 

    Bright Horizons enriches these skills through our Preschool Signature Practices, which includes STEM, Pictorial Journal Writing, Everyday Mathematics, Handwriting without Tears, and more. Schedule a center visit today to learn more about our Preschool program!

  • 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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