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Where can I learn more about other Bright Horizons locations?

To find other locations, please visit

How can I obtain information about tuition?

Tuition varies by center, schedule and by individual classroom. To find out more information about tuition, please contact the center directly at 847-465-3431.

What are the educational goals of Bright Horizons?

Comprehensive, optimum development of each child: mind, body, social self, and character.

Preparation for Success in Life

  • Approaching life as an invitation to learn
  • Becoming a confident and competent lifelong learner
  • Becoming a confident and competent user of technology
  • Developing emotional intelligence: personal power and social skills

Preparation for Academic Excellence

  • Developing the social and cognitive skills necessary for school success
  • Achieving excellence in language and literacy
  • Developing an engaged, reflective, inquisitive mind and appreciation of science
  • Achieving excellence in logical/mathematical understanding

A Rich and Rewarding Childhood

  • Happy days
  • Wonderful relationships
  • A World of experience

What is The World At Their Fingertips?

Bright Horizons curriculum, The World at Their Fingertips, is our unique curriculum designed to engage children in active learning that prepares them for school while helping them achieve their individual potential and fostering a spirit of community. It includes curriculum elements such as Language Works, Math Counts, Science Rocks, ArtSmart, Our World and Well Aware that cross all age groups. For more on information on our curriculum, click here.

Are all staff trained in CPR and First Aid?

All Bright Horizons staff are trained regularly in CPR, even if not required by the state. First Aid is taught as required by state licensing agency/regulations so that you can feel confident that your child is safe and receiving the best care possible at our center.

Is part-time care available?

Yes, part-time schedules are available in 2, 3 and 4 days per week. Days available for Part-time vary according to current enrollment.

Do you accept children from the community?

Absolutely! We serve children ages 6 weeks-12 years. We enroll children from the community as well as CDW families in our Infant, Toddler, Young Preschool, Preschool, K-Prep and Kindergarten programs year round (ages 6 weeks-6 yrs). We also serve all families for their school days off, school breaks and summer camp needs. (ages 5 yrs-12 yrs) If you fall into one of these categories, please give us a call so that we can accommodate your family's needs. We are conveniently located 3 miles west of Exit 59 Townline Rd from I-294 North and less than 1 mile Southwest from the intersection of Milwaukee Ave and Townline/Route 60. Our address is 165 N. Lakeview Parkway in Vernon Hills.

What if I’d like to enroll but the center doesn’t have space available?

We suggest you register with us!  This will get you on the wait list immediately with up to 3 Bright Horizons locations of your choice.  You will be offered a space as soon as one becomes available.  Our goal is to accommodate families as soon as space allows.  During the entire process, we will keep in touch with you regarding your status.

Can I visit my child at the center anytime I’d like to?

Yes, definitely! Bright Horizons has an open door policy.  You are encouraged to visit your child anytime. Home to school connections are so crucial for a child's healthy development. We encourage you to come to events or even just stop in and read your child's favorite book to their class.

I'm not quite ready to enroll in the center but I am interested in continuing to hear about what is happening at the center. How can I get information more regularly?

We encourage any family interested in center information, regular updates and invitations to the many events we are planning, to contact us at 847-465-3431.  You can also like and follow us on Facebook! We post regular updates on our page.

If I want to reserve a BUCA day, who do I call?

We offer BUCA (Back Up Care) for the community and CDW employees.

If you are not a CDW employee and you would like to utilize back-up/drop-in care, please visit the BUCA website: and register.  You can also call: 877-BH-CARES to register for back up care.  

If you are a CDW employee, please log into the company network, speak to a benefits specialist or call 877-BH-CARES and a representative will assist you.  

It is a good idea for everyone to complete all of the paperwork in advance before you need back up care.  Back up care can be requested up to 30 days in advance.  Please be sure to receive confirmation that space is available for your child before bringing your child.

Are meals provided at the center?

Yes. We have a chef on-site that prepares our meals and brings them to the classrooms. Breakfast is served from 7:30-8 am. Morning snack comes at 9:30. Lunch for Infants, Toddlers, Two's and Kindergarten is served at 11:30 am and for the Preschoolers at 11:45 am. An afternoon snack is also provided around 3 pm.

What is Bright Horizons' process on checking the background of their employees?

Bright Horizons conducts a comprehensive background check on all prospective employees and frequent visitors. The background check consists of a county criminal record check for the past seven years performed in all counties that a person has lived, worked or attended school. In addition to the county criminal search , a sex offender search, OFAC search and a social security verification trace are also conducted. For all location employees, program licensing background checks required by the state are also performed.

I'm interested in applying for a job at this center. Is there someone I can contact?

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