Bernice E. Lavin Early Childhood Education Center

Welcome to Our Center

Welcome! Our goal is to foster your child’s development with enriching activities and learning-based play. Our children’s library and Growing Readers nook foster a love of reading, and the science station is the perfect place to experiment and explore. The music exploration room and dramatic play areas encourage creativity, and our rooftop garden allows little hands to dig in and learn about the environment. Plus, our summer camp includes a child-made farmer’s market, and our three Smart Boards nurture 21st-century technology skills. Come in for a tour of our state-of-the-art center and to meet our staff.

Debra Phillips - Center Director

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Enrichments & Extracurricular Activities

Art Studio

Extra inspiration through mediums, styles, experimentation, and introduction to the masters

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Everyday Math

Enhanced exploration of early math concepts introduced through engaging activities and songs

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Handwriting Without Tears

Tools and extra exercises to practice putting A,B,Cs into print (preschool and above)

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Movement Matters

Yoga, balance, dance, climbing and more to support physical expression, interests, and skills

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STEM

Experimenting with tomorrow’s skills in activities that go beyond our regular curriculum

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What's for Lunch?

All of our meals provide nutritious choices and a great start for a healthy lifestyle while also meeting dietary requirements.

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Meet Our Center Team

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Our Community

Our families come from nearby communities and we are easy to get to for drop-off and pick-up.  We're close to Northwestern Medicine, Northwestern University, Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, and Lurie Children's Hospital and we serve many of their employees.  

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Our Graduates

Children graduate Bright Horizons programs with the skills they need to succeed in private or public school. In surveys, kindergarten and first grade teachers report that Bright Horizons graduates are enthusiastic learners who are socially and academically ready for the years ahead.

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Health & Safety

Your child’s health and safety are our top priority. Our centers have strict guidelines for cleanliness and security and we’re proud to be recognized as a health-and-wellness model for child care centers by the Partnership for a Healthier America.

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