Welcome to The Northern Trust Child Development Center

Ready to Become a Bright Horizons Parent?

Meet the Center Director

Cheretta Triplett - Smith

M-F: 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Phone: 312-557-2540

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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


Meet Our Teaching Team

Sherice G.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: I enjoy what I do because I love to see the process of a child's learning.

Teaching since: 1998

Noorus A.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: Children are my passion. I enjoy assisting them in their learning and growth. Children keep me moving, thinking, and always on my toes.

Teaching since: 2000

Jemela L.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: I love to see young children grow and develop. I enjoy being able to facilitate their growth.

Teaching since: 2005


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 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.

“A big thank you to Miss Jennifer to being such a dedicated and supportive teacher for Walter. Walter talks about you a lot at home, which shows how much he enjoys being around you. And I, as a mom, sincerely appreciate the updates you give me on his progress at the end of the day. Thanks for your hard work, and especially the genuine care towards each child.”


Walter & Nicole

“A big thank you to all the infant teachers, you have truly made an impact in our daughter's growth and development. From the moment she joined the program, we felt at peace leaving her under your care. Thank you for all you do, for your patience, attention and care towards our daughter.”



“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

“Thank you to Miss Zoe for always being so welcoming in the morning. Walter looks forward to coming to school, and your warm presence helps him make the transition to school much easier in the morning. Thank you!”


Walter & Nicole

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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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