Welcome to Bright Horizons at Northbrook

Meet the Center Director

Carrie Stanek

M-F: 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Enrollment Info: 877-624-4532
Phone: 847-559-9698


Our Educational Programs

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An exceptional place for your baby to thrive and grow

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An engaging world where toddlers learn and explore

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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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Summer Camp

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


Meet Our Teaching Team

Monica H.

Twos Classroom

I love teaching because: I love seeing children understand something new and helping them understand the world around them. I also love seeing their smiles everyday!

Teaching since: 2004

Halle D.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: I love helping children discover new skills

Teaching since: 2014

Lisa G.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: I like to make a difference in a child's life and help them grow and reach new milestones.

Teaching since: 2007

Joann G.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: They absorb so much of what you teach them. It is so much fun and rewarding to realize you made a difference in a child's life.

Teaching since: 1986

Sara C.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: I love watching children grow and experience the world around them. Teaching allows me to have fun, learn, and grow alongside them.

Teaching since: 2012

Bhavana M.

Twos Classroom

I love teaching because: I like helping them grow and learn.

Teaching since: 2010

Lori A.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: They are so eager to learn. They are so happy to be at school that it puts a smile on my face when I walk in the door.

Teaching since: 1991

Kristin L.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: I love to see the joy on a child's face when they learn and have fun.

Teaching since: 2016

Christine M.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: I love empowering children to be their best!

Teaching since: 1990

Lucas H.

Support Staff

I love teaching because: I love interacting with children and impacting their day in a positive way.

Teaching since: 2015

Halima A.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: they make each day is fun and I enjoy helping to create unexpected learning opportunities.

Teaching since: 2012

Stephanie M.

Support Staff

I love teaching because: I love watching children grow and develop. I especially love the moment when they've been trying a new skill and they finally succeed.

Teaching since: 2009

Michelle M.

Support Staff

I love teaching because: I love being able to make a positive impact in someone's life and I enjoy being able to put a smile on children's faces!

Teaching since: 2017

Abby F.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: I love getting the opportunity to make a child's day! Every little smile or laugh is such a gift. It is a great privilege to be a part of their development!

Teaching since: 2017

Savannah B.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: I want to make an impact in children's lives. I love to see them progress and succeed in life.

Teaching since: 2017

Yesenia G.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: I love seeing when they accomplish a task and knowing I helped them achieve their goals.

Teaching since: 2014

Kourtney K.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: I enjoy helping to create a special learning opportunity.

Teaching since: 2017

Payal P.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: I love being around children and I feel that I can be a strong role model for children. I love to watch children learn and grow into successful individuals.

Teaching since: 2012

Dina S.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: I love to help each child feel loved and help them learn. Reading and singing songs are my favorite activities to do with young children.

Teaching since: 2010


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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Language Works

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

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Science Works

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.

“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.”


Ashley G. -Bright Horizons Parent

“Becca, Thank you so much for all that you do for Kelsey. She loves preschool and looks forward to her days in your classroom!”


Kristin and Jake

“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. ”


Christine H. -Bright Horizons Parent

“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.”


Jessica F. -Bright Horizons Parent

“Becca, thanks so much for what you've done for Rachel. She definitely becomes your super little fan and mentioning you all the time when she comes home. Thanks for making her preschool life enjoyable and she is looking forward to school everyday. Carol”


Carol Zhu

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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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