Welcome to Bright Horizons at The Esplanade

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

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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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Kindergarten Prep

Preparing children for success in kindergarten and beyond

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Kindergarten

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

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Summer Camp

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

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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

LaRhonda N.

Twos Classroom

I love teaching because: it brings joy to me.

Teaching since: 1995

Margaret J.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: I love children and love to help them learn and grow.

Teaching since: 1998

Shree T.

Support Staff

I love teaching because: I love experiencing the uniqueness of each child.

Teaching since: 2006

Brittany R.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: "I love sharing what I know and have learned with students in fun, creative ways and seeing the ""light bulb"" go off after learning something new."

Teaching since: 2013

Paige G.

Twos Classroom

I love teaching because: I find it rewarding to develop relationships with each child and getting to know their unique personalities. It is a joy to watch them learn, develop, and grow!

Teaching since: 2013

Jaimie R.

Twos Classroom

I love teaching because: I enjoy watching children grow and develop. I enjoy faciliating activities and seeing how the children interact & engage in new learning activities.

Teaching since: 2013

Alyssa M.

Kindergarten Prep

I love teaching because: I love seeing the children's excitement to learn something new.

Teaching since: 2011

Molly P.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: everyday is an exciting new experience and challenge. Every new milestone is such a thrill to see with each and every baby!

Teaching since: 2015

Jaclyn H.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: they are so unique in their own individual way. I love seeing their personalities develop and helping them reach their milestones.

Teaching since: 2015

Marissa C.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: it is amazing to watch them grow and show their individual personalities.

Teaching since: 2016

Lauren B.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: I want to help children have a love of learning!

Teaching since: 2013

Jessica E.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: I get the chance to see the children grow and learn everyday. It is very rewarding to be able to be part of that experience.

Teaching since: 2006

Michelle P.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: their energy and joy keep me young. It's such a pleasure to help them achieve milestones

Teaching since: 2006

Kelly K.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: I look forward to seeing the children's smiling, happy faces each day. I look forward to working and growing with the children on a daily basis.

Teaching since: 2017

Leah D.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: I love to see their face light up when they learn and experience something new

Teaching since: 2002

Diana N.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: I love watching t hem grow into their own individual person.

Teaching since: 2015

Emily V.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: I love being a positive influence while watching them learn and grow

Teaching since: 2017

Megan S.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: "I feel that it is my purpose. I love those ""light bulb"" moments when they understand what we have been working on. I love trying my best for them to learn! "

Teaching since: 2007

Hailey L.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: I love seeing how excited the children get when they learn something new.

Teaching since: 2015

Michelle S.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: I have always wanted to be a teacher and help kids grow. Some of my best memories are of school and I want to help influence children's education experience positively.

Teaching since: 2017

Elizabeth M.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: I enjoy spending time with children, watching them explore new things and learn each and every day!

Teaching since: 2017

Sarah H.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: I love to watch them grow and learn new things. I enjoy watching their reactions when they make new discoveries and accomplishments!

Teaching since: 2017

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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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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.

“A huge thank you to Ms. Karen, who took wonderful care of our infant daughter starting when she was less than three months old. Our daughter blossomed under her kind and nurturing care, and our family felt relieved to know she was in such good hands when we were at work every day.”

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Liz

“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

“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.”

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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. ”

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Christine H. -Bright Horizons Parent

“Grace started at Bright Horizons last fall and the entire team in her infant room and the drop off room have helped her grow and learn so much! We can't thank everyone enough for all they do everyday to keep Grace safe, help her learn and make her smile! Thank you!”

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Kelly & Patrick

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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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