Welcome to Bright Horizons at Northbrook

Ready to Become a Bright Horizons Parent?

Meet the Center Director

Carrie Stanek

M-F: 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Enrollment Info: 877-624-4532
Phone: 847-559-9698


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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Summer Program

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


Meet Our Teaching Team

Darakshan R.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: I enjoy working with the children and families. Being part of the children's learning is fulfilling, enjoyable and rewarding.

Teaching since: 1992

Asifa S.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: I love teaching children because I have the opportunity to watch them learn and grow and assist by meeting their individual needs.

Teaching since: 2009

Lynn W.

Preschool 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


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

“We love Ms. Kristin!! Our son LOVED having her as a teacher, and even though he no longer attends Bright Horizons, one of the highlights of each day is seeing her when he comes with to pick up his sister. Kristin is sweet, kind, and funny. Our son was MORE than prepared for kindergarten because of her.”


The Shares

“We are so lucky to have had Becca as a teacher for our daughter. She is so caring and compassionate, and she plans exciting activities for the kids each day. Bright Horizons is lucky to have her!!”


The Shares

“Katie is so kind, loving, and creative. She makes each day unique and exciting for the kids and keeps open communication with families. We are so lucky that our daughter will have her has a teacher for not just one year, but two! Thanks for all that you do, Katie!!”


The Shares

“Thanks Ms. Lisa K. for always taking such great care of our little girl. We love hearing stories from you about cute things that happened throughout the day. Thanks for making our daughter’s experience at Bright Horizons so wonderful!!”


The Shares

“Ms. Joann is amazing!! She is patient, kind, and loving. Joann always greets us with a smile. She has been such a wonderful teacher for our daughter, and she was greatly missed when she was gone! We love you, Ms. Joann!!”


The Shares

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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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