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The Center is located on Drexel Avenue between 56th and 57th streets. It is on the Hyde Park Campus of the University of Chicago. One block north of Comer Children's Hospital.

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

A child care and preschool where children can learn, discover and grow.

Welcome to Bright Horizons. At U Chicago Child Development Center Drexel managed by Bright Horizons, we recognize how important beginnings are in each child's development, and to each family. We provide a safe, nurturing and engaging environment where your child can learn and develop to their full potential. Explore our website to learn more!


What Parents are Saying

Our greatest advocates are also our closest friends.

"Dear Miss Candice, Thank you for being a good teacher. Love, Emmett"

Our Center Programs & Services

Here are a few of our best features.

Full- and part-time early education and preschool, Drop-in / emergency-care, School holiday - vacation care

Upcoming Events

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  • Sep 27

    4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Curriculum Night at Bright Horizons®

    Take a look around our classrooms and inviting center; meet our engaging teachers; learn about our world-class curriculum, The World at Their Fingertips®; and find out how your child's interests inspire learning and discovery.

  • Sep 27

    4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Curriculum Night at Bright Horizons®

    Take a look around our classrooms and inviting center; meet our engaging teachers; learn about our world-class curriculum, The World at Their Fingertips®; and find out how your child's interests inspire learning and discovery.

Featured Parent Webinar

Quality Early Education: Choosing What's Best for Your Child


We talk to education experts from the National Association for the Education for Young Children (NAEYC) to get insider tips on what to look for in a quality early childhood education program. You’ll hear how NAEYC sets standards and how to select the option best suited to your child’s unique needs.

Bright Horizons Parent Community

Helping dad when mom goes back to workThe Bright Horizons Parent Community is a great place for parents and educators to share ideas, get perspectives and ask questions. Looking for info on potty training your toddler or how to get your preschooler started with chores? This is the place for you.

Bright Spaces Help Children in Crisis

Bright Horizons Foundation for ChildrenBright Spaces - special places for children in homeless and domestic violence shelters and other agencies - help children experiencing trauma. Bright Horizons teachers and employees help create Bright Spaces, support them through volunteering, and make a difference across hundreds of communities and serve thousands of children each year. To learn more, including how you could be involved, visit Making Connections Through Bright Spaces, a digital magazine celebrating the impact our programs make in people's lives.

Meals

Nutritious snacks, breakfast and lunch provided daily

Get involved in our Enrichment Activities

Because knowledge is more than just the ABC's.

Enrichments make use of special materials, unique spaces within our center, and special times to enhance your child's learning and experiences. All enrichments are included in our tuition and designed to compliment our curriculum. 
  • Handwriting without Tears
  • Everyday Math
  • Gardenworks
  • Nutrition
  • Natural Outdoor Environments
  • Chess At Three

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