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To find our Skokie preschool, take exit I-94 at Old Orchard Rd. Old Orchard to left onto Woods Dr. just opposite Lifetime Fitness and just past National Louis University. Golf Rd. to left onto Woods Dr. Pass Hollocaust Museum and Optima condominiums on right.
Yes, we do! Our camp is available for ages 3-6 years.
Our tentative summer camp calendars with activities and events as well as the enrollment forms are now available in the Parent Resource tab! Please contact us for any further information (847-583-1052).
We have declared Bright Horizons at Skokie a nut-safe zone. We will do everything in our ability to keep nut products out of the center. We will not order any foods that contain or are prepared with any nut products, nor will we knowingly serve any such products to a child or adult who has a known allergy.
We are asking that all families do everything possible to ensure that any foods brought in for birthdays or special events (including items that are for the staff or adults) do not contain any nut related products. Please make sure that you read all labels before purchasing items to bring into the center. Lastly, many cakes made in specialty or bakery shops contain nut residue from products made throughout the day – we encourage store brought products with ingredients carefully labeled.
Yes, we offer one of Skokie's top preschool and pre-kindergarten programs.
Preschool is a big year. We’ve designed our program to give you complete confidence in every aspect of your child’s experience; from health and safety; to ready-for-school curriculum; to the full support of experienced teachers. Just as important, our program is based on what research says best prepares children for kindergarten…and all the big steps ahead. Click here to learn more about our preschool program.
Yes, this Skokie child care center offers infant care for children 6 weeks to 1 year old.
Infant care has to do more than look right — it has to feel right. You want to know your child is safe and well cared for. Our infant program is designed to offer a secure place with knowledgeable teachers who honor your family’s routine, and who know every day that they’re not caring for any child, but the most important child — yours. Click here to learn more about our infant program.
Due to the environmental health best practices that we follow in our classrooms, EHCC has given our center their stamp of approval. Our teachers and staff work hard to ensure that our center benefits the well-being of young children by complying with environmental health guidelines put in place by the EHCC. By following these guidelines, our preschool eliminates or reduces environmental health hazards and ensures the safest possible space for your child to grow and thrive!
Some of the many EHCC safety guidelines that we follow include:
Learn more at cehn.org/ehcc.
Yes! Prospective parents can schedule a center visit by completing our Tuitions and Openings form from our center website.
At all of our centers, rigorous health and safety practices are a foundation of the way we care for children. These include:
Strict safety and security procedures are designed to keep our families and staff protected.
During your search for the perfect child care partner, this is among the most important questions you can ask. For over 30 years, we’ve been a company that is guided by our HEART Principles and an unerring belief in putting children first.
At Bright Horizons, we know that childhood is a treasured time. We believe it is our responsibility to provide environments and experiences that capture the joys of childhood, nurture each child’s individual growth and development, and pave the way for success in school and life. We promise to:
Yes! Bright Horizons strives to and has successfully accommodated a wide range of special needs and individual differences in our group programs. We believe in inclusive programs that attempt to meet the needs of a wide range of children and which focus on each child’s strengths. We support a collaborative team approach – the teacher, director, specialists, and parents. The team will work closely together to try to maximize each child’s opportunities for learning, growth, and development, and to attempt to eliminate any barriers or safety issues which a group program may present.
The safety of the children in our care is our highest concern. Bright Horizons maintains stringent hiring practices and conducts criminal background checks on all teachers and caregivers in our centers. This check includes a criminal record search and a cross-reference check to determine prior convictions or other records of criminal activity that would call into question an employee’s’ suitability to care for children. Additional elements of our required background checks include verification through the Office of Foreign Asset Control and Sexual Offender Database Search. The frequency for updating criminal background checks for employees depends on state or other center-specific requirements.
Our research-based World at Their Fingertips® curriculum meets children where they are developmentally, with Signature Practices that build confidence and excitement about learning at every age and stage. In every classroom, our goal is to help children do more than learn; it’s to cultivate the joy of learning. And our emergent approach — teaching skills by leveraging a child’s own interests — enables teachers to tailor activities and projects for the specific talents and needs of each child in the class. Learn more about our specialized programs for babies, toddlers and preschool children, and how we prepare children for school and life beyond.
All Bright Horizons center staff are trained in CPR and first aid. Once an employee is hired, they are required to fulfill 16 hours of training through our new employee orientation. This training takes place over a two-day period, where the employee spends time observing each age group in the center. Teachers must successfully complete first aid and CPR training, in addition to local licensing and/or Department of Health requirements (e.g., food handler safety card.)
Absolutely! Named one of Fortune Magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For 20 times, we are proud of the environment we create for our educators. We are always looking for great teachers, and offer competitive benefits and innovative programs. like our Horizons Teacher Degree program. For job listings and to complete the application process, please visit the Bright Horizons jobs and careers page at https://careers.brighthorizons.com.
We have many centers across the US, and each center reflects the unique personality of its leadership and community. To find the best fit for you and your family find a child care center near you.
We encourage any family interested in center information, regular updates, and invitations to the many events we are planning, to contact us.
The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) has developed standards to define and recognize quality child care programs. In order to be accredited, a child care program must meet a variety of strict criteria, including having a well-trained faculty, good staff-child ratios and group sizes, and a comprehensive curriculum, as well as meet stringent health and safety standards. The program must also provide meaningful opportunities for family involvement.
Finding the right daycare and early education solution can be a lengthy process. Our best recommendation is to start early! Even if your preferred Bright Horizons center doesn’t currently have space available, we still recommend registration for your first choice center. At Bright Horizons, you can register at up to three locations. Once registered, we will add you to our wait list and you will be offered a space as soon as one is available. For many families on a wait list, Bright Horizons offers the ability to enroll at a nearby center on a temporary basis, or until your first choice center becomes available. If you’d like further advice on how to find the best preschool for your family, take a listen to our webinar on finding a quality preschool program.