Welcome to Takeda Center for Child Development

Meet the Center Director

Margaret Gall

M-F: 6:45 a.m. to 6:15 p.m.
Phone: 224-554-5000

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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

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A place for children’s social and academic skills to flourish

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Where children become engaged learners who take pride in academic achievement

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Summer Camp

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


Meet Our Teaching Team

Krystal O.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: I love watching them grow into their own foot steps.

Teaching since: 2003

Michelle T.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: they end up teaching us how to open our eyes andd see the world in a whole new light!

Teaching since: 2001

Jill P.

Twos Classroom

I love teaching because: I enjoy learning along with them as their minds explore and take in new sights, sounds, and experiences on a daily basis.

Teaching since: 1980

Karla R.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: children are so enthusiastic about learning and exploring the world around them. It is enjoyable to see them grow and achieve success.

Teaching since: 1989

Danielle W.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: watching them learn new things is very rewarding. I enjoy watching them grow as young individuals.

Teaching since: 2012

Robin J.

Kindergarten Prep

I love teaching because: It is so rewarding to watch them learn and grow.

Teaching since: 2008

Inna R.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: they are bright, curious and eager to learn.

Teaching since: 1983

Janice J.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: Everyday is different and exciting and I love watching them learn and grow!

Teaching since: 2003

Lynn W.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: "it gives me such pleasure to see the ""light bulb"" go off as they learn something new. "

Teaching since: 1990

Vandana S.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: I have a passion to teach.

Teaching since: 2008

Salima K.

Kindergarten Prep

I love teaching because: I enjoy watching them grow and love the things they say when they use their imagination.

Teaching since: 2014

Kristine M.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: I love watching them learn. It is the most rewarding feeling to have.

Teaching since: 2010

Emilia M.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: I love to see children gorw, develop and learn new skills. I'ts amazing to see their curiosity about the world.

Teaching since: 2014

Sarai R.

Twos Classroom

I love teaching because: children are passionate about learning new things.

Teaching since: 2012

Brittany P.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: they find so many things interesting and love to try new things.

Teaching since: 2015

Reva J.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: I enjoy watching children learn and absorb the knowledge all around them!

Teaching since: 1979

Brittany B.

Twos Classroom

I love teaching because: I love making children smile and helping them to learn and grow.

Teaching since: 2015

Satoe S.

Twos Classroom

I love teaching because: It is my pleasure to help children to recognize new things in the world.

Teaching since: 2016

Deirdre B.

Twos Classroom

I love teaching because: I love to watch the wonder and curiosity unfold.

Teaching since: 2015

Daisy F.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: I can build a good relationship with the children . I also love seeing them learn new things and be successful.

Teaching since: 2014


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.

“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 for taking such great care of our little Olive! She has been loving hanging out with you in the morning. You are so sweet with her and fantastic at communicating w us through phone calls and Teaching Strategies. We know she is in great hands with you and appreciate everything you do!”


Katie, Jeremy & Olive

“Toddler teachers, thank you for being an amazing asset in my sons life. Your patience and guidance has not only taught him so many things but it has also taught me and my family to be patient. He looks forward to come to school every day. We pull into the parking lot and he instantly lights up.”


Toddler family

“Ms. Michelle - THANK YOU for being such a warm and reliable presence in our lives. I personally appreciate all of the time you put in to take my phone calls, answer my questions and provide updates on our sweet Olive. You take such wonderful care of her and we are all so lucky to have you! Thank you!”


Katie, Jeremy & Olive

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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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