Welcome to U Chicago Child Development Center Drexel managed by Bright Horizons

Ready to Become a Bright Horizons Parent?

Meet the Center Director

Shirley Neiman

M-F: 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Enrollment Info: 877-624-4532
Phone: 773-819-2600

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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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Summer Program

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

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Meet Our Teaching Team

Ebony W.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: how motivated children are to learn new things. I'm also inspired by how children effectively learn through fun-filled hands-on experiences.

Teaching since: 1996

Rhonda M.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: There are moments when you can actually see children connect the dots and gain an understanding of the things that I've been teaching them.

Teaching since: 2001

Shannan W.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: I love spending time with the infants/children and watching them grow and develop.

Teaching since: 1998

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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

“So grateful my child has an excellent teacher. Knowledgeable. Expert. Friendly.”

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“Ms. Nina, Thank you for being so kind, caring and patience. I feel extremely grateful to have you as my child's early childhood education teacher. I would like to express my gratitude to you for the quality care you provide every day and for preparing my child with a wonderful and exciting experience in her life. Thanks, Mei”

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Mei (Annie's mom)

“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

“Ms. Levetta, Thank you for being so kind and caring. I feel extremely grateful to have you as my child's early childhood education teacher. Thank you for your patience and for the quality care you provide. I would like to express my gratitude to you for preparing my child a lifetime success.”

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Mei (Annie's mom)

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Upcoming Events for Families

Imagine It!

June 1 7am - June 5 6pm

Children from preschool - pre-k can join us for this action-packed week that’s both fun and educational!

Full STEM Ahead

June 8 7am - June 12 6pm

Children from preschool - pre-k can join us for this action-packed week that’s both fun and educational!

Ecosystem Explorers

June 15 7am - June 19 6pm

Children from preschool - pre-k can join us for this action-packed week that’s both fun and educational!

Move & Groove

June 22 7am - June 26 7pm

Children from preschool - pre-k can join us for this action-packed week that’s both fun and educational!

Get In The Game

June 29 7am - July 3 6pm

Children from preschool - pre-k can join us for this action-packed week that’s both fun and educational!

Adventures in the Arts

July 6 7am - July 10 6pm

Children from preschool - pre-k can join us for this action-packed week that’s both fun and educational!

Soil: Can You Dig It?

July 13 7am - July 17 6pm

Children from preschool - pre-k can join us for this action-packed week that’s both fun and educational!

The Great Outdoors

July 20 7am - July 24 6pm

Children from preschool - pre-k can join us for this action-packed week that’s both fun and educational!

Chemistry for Kids

July 27 7am - July 31 6pm

Children from preschool - pre-k can join us for this action-packed week that’s both fun and educational!

Around the World

August 3 7am - August 7 6pm

Children from preschool - pre-k can join us for this action-packed week that’s both fun and educational!

Fun with Physics

August 10 7am - August 14 6pm

Children from preschool - pre-k can join us for this action-packed week that’s both fun and educational!

The Art of Kindness

August 17 7am - August 21 6pm

Children from preschool - pre-k can join us for this action-packed week that’s both fun and educational!

Move & Groove

August 24 7am - August 28 6pm

Children from preschool - pre-k can join us for this action-packed week that’s both fun and educational!

Move & Groove

August 31 7am - September 4 6pm

Children from preschool - pre-k can join us for this action-packed week that’s both fun and educational!

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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.

Early Education Awards & Partnerships

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