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

Meet the Center Director

Shirley Neiman

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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Summer Camp

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


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

Shae T.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: "I am inspired by this Chinese Proverb, ""I hear and I forget, I see and I remember, I do and I understand."""

Teaching since: 2001

Nina J.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: the smile on a child's face when I walk through the door. Children are interesting and you can always learn new things from children. I'm amazed by their development!

Teaching since: 1998

Rhonda M.

Infant 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

Betrice H.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: I love to be a positive role model to our next generation.

Teaching since: 1992

Shannan W.

Toddler Classroom

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

Teaching since: 1998

Latavia W.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: I love that I get to teach them new things and have a positive influence on their lives and education.

Teaching since: 2008

Marcia W.

Twos Classroom

I love teaching because: I love working with children at the very beginning of their education.

Teaching since: 1992

Diamond M.

Twos Classroom

I love teaching because: of the way children light up when they learn something new. I am also inspired by the way children are so intrigued in learning what you're teaching them.

Teaching since: 2015

Dawn S.

Twos Classroom

I love teaching because: it is so rewarding to see children learn something new for the first time. The expression on their faces when they realize that they know something new and they can do new things.

Teaching since: 2013

Levetta M.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: It allows me to impart the love and joy of learning into a child's life.

Teaching since: 2000


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.

“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

“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

“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

“Bright Horizons has created a wonderful environment for our children to grow and thrive. I am grateful knowing that my son is developing in a safe, healthy, and happy place surrounded by an outstanding staff. Your positive attitude and ability to connect with the kids makes every day better.”


Allison Q. -Bright Horizons Parent

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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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