Welcome to Bright Horizons at The Esplanade

Ready to Become a Bright Horizons Parent?

Meet the Center Director

Lauren Schoenau

M-F: 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Enrollment Info: 877-624-4532
Phone: 630-743-6138


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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Summer Program

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


Meet Our Teaching Team

Ardelia N.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: It gives me the opportunity to observe how they learn through play.

Teaching since: 1995

Karen O.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: The children are so curious and interested in everything. Everyday for them is new and challenging. There are so many firsts for them to explore and learn. The children make this job so rewarding.

Teaching since: 1994

Heather M.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: I enjoy watching children grow and learn new milestones.

Teaching since: 1999


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 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.


Bringing Our Curriculum to Life

“A very big thank you to Miss Molly for all she has done for our little Nickie. He had a tough time adjusting to daycare, and she has been so patient and attentive in getting him up to speed. Very much appreciated!”


Heath, Courtney and Nickie

“I am grateful to have had Emily as a Coteacher for the past year. Her passion towards Early Childhood development and education makes everyday that much more fun and engaging for all the children and myself. She always brings new ideas to the table and is very dedicated to her career.”



“We want to thank Miss Karen for always being there for Nickie at morning drop off. He gets so upset to see Dad leave, and it’s so comforting that Karen is there for some early snuggles.”


Heath, Courtney and Nickie

“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

“We could not be more appreciative for the calm, nurturing, and organized environment that Miss Paige creates in her classroom for Ivy and her peers. We are so lucky to have a safe place for Ivy to grow and learn. Thank you!”


Holly, Joe, and Ivy

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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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