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Little Hands is located at 2755 Sanders Road Northbrook IL - the closest intersection is Willow/Palatine and Sanders Road or Willow and the 294 S/N ramps. The center is directly off 294 S/N at the Willow exit. The center is inside the Allstate campus. Enter in the Allstate campus either off Willow or Sanders Road.

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Our School-Age Program

Guiding children to experience their world and pursue their interests

Our school-age programs include back-up care for school holidays and summer camp. We provide school-age children with the opportunity to live, learn and socialize in a relaxed setting outside of school.

We offer a wealth of enrichment activities that engage the interests of school-age children. You may find school-age children creating a magazine or a video, playing chess or shooting hoops, tutoring each other or forming a club. Teachers are there alongside, facilitating, guiding and understanding that learning does not have to take on the tone and texture of a school day but rather be filled with fun.

What Parents are Saying

Our greatest advocates are also our closest friends.

"We are so grateful for the wonderful care and education our daughter receives from all of the amazing teachers at Bright Horizons! She wakes up so excited to come to school each day and talks about all of her teachers when she comes home. Thank you for making her feel so loved."

Our Curriculum Components

The building blocks to balanced education.

  • Language Works Tackling homework assignments, reading chapter books, engaging in long conversations with teachers and peers.
  • Math Counts Measuring weight, length, and volume, using math to solve problems.
  • Science Rocks Investigating forces of nature, developing hypotheses and conclusions, using computers, magazines, and books to explore the world.
  • ArtSmart Studying great artists, individual exploration of performance arts including dance, singing, musical instruments, and drama.
  • Our World Exploring diverse cultures, showing interest in finding solutions to issues of discrimination and injustice, becoming involved in service projects.
  • Well Aware Taking responsibility for a healthy lifestyle through regular exercise and healthy eating, participating in extracurricular activities including team sports and dance.

Learning at Home

Sorting Household Objects

You Will Need:

Items found around the house

Directions:

Start the activity by asking your child to help you put away laundry. He can sort it into different groups: light/dark clothes, white/colored socks, winter/summer clothes, or each family member’s clothes. Another time, ask your child to help you sort groceries: paper products, dairy products, meats, produce, canned foods, etc. Further challenge him by asking him to sort canned foods into fruits and vegetables. Next, get rid of the pile of shoes by the front door! Ask your child to match each pair of shoes and then sort by color, size, and purpose (i.e. athletic, work, dress up). After doing the dishes, ask your child to help sort the clean silverware before putting it away (spoons, forks, serving utensils, etc.). You can also work with your child to reorganize his art supplies. Ask, “How can crayons and markers be sorted?” (broken, whole, width, length, color, type) and have him sort them into different cups.

Tip:

Have your child help decide how to sort and categorize things.


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