Welcome to CDW At Play Child Care Center

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Ready to Become a Bright Horizons Parent?

Carrie S., Daycare Center Director, CDW At Play Child Care Center, Vernon Hills, IL

Meet the Center Director

Carrie Stanek

M-F: 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Enrollment Info: 877-624-4532
Phone: 847-243-0024

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Our Early Education Programs Offer More Than Daycare

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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

Debra W., Daycare Teacher, CDW At Play Child Care Center, Vernon Hills, IL

Debra W.

I love teaching because: every single day we make a difference in someone's life which goes far beyond knowledge. We inspire, support, mentor and teach!

Teaching since: 2004

Barbara R., Daycare Teacher, CDW At Play Child Care Center, Vernon Hills, IL

Barbara R.

I love teaching because: children are so curious and spontaneous! Every day is a new adventure!

Teaching since: 2002

Patricia W., Daycare Associate Teacher, CDW At Play Child Care Center, Vernon Hills, IL

Patricia W.

Support Staff

I love teaching because: I enjoy helping children grow and learn. They bring joy to my life and make me smile!

Teaching since: 2001


Bringing Our Curriculum to Life

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Our NAEYC Accreditation

Bright Horizons is committed to 100% NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children) accreditation for all of our eligible child care centers and preschools.

Why NAEYC? Based on a multi-step process of continuous evaluation and improvement, NAEYC accreditation is the most comprehensive in the field, ensuring that our programs are informed by research and demonstrate high-quality standards.

NAEYC accreditation is our commitment to families. It is one way we provide the very best care and education for young children. Bright Horizons goes beyond what a traditional daycare would offer in order to establish a strong foundation for success in school and life.


Upcoming Events for Families

Steve and Kate's Camp

June 3 7am - August 16 6pm

Steve and Kate's wildly popular camp activities are coming this summer for school age students!

Summer Explorations

June 30 | 8am-6pm

Join us for an action-packed summer! Rolling enrollment starts in March.