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Where can I learn more about other Bright Horizons locations?

To find other locations, please visit www.brighthorizons.com/locator.

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.

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.

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.
847-465-3431

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.

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: backup.brighthorizons.com 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.


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

For job listings and to complete the application process, please visit www.brighthorizons.com/careers.

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.

What is the relationship between Bright Horizons and The Partnership for a Healthier America?

For more information about this relationship, click here.

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.

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

Yes, Bright Horizons has an open door policy. You are encouraged to visit your child anytime.

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.

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

For job listings and to complete the application process, please visit www.brighthorizons.com/careers.

Where can I learn more about other Bright Horizons locations?

To learn about our other locations, please find a child care center near you.

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.

What is NAEYC accreditation?

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.

What is the relationship between Bright Horizons and The Partnership for a Healthier America?

For more information about this relationship, click here.

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

We suggest you register with Bright Horizons. You can select up to three locations to be registered at, including the center you are most interested in. By registering, you are confirming your strong interest in all three centers. We will add you to our wait list and you will be offered a space as soon as one becomes available. While waiting for a space to become available at your first choice location, many families will choose to enroll at their 2nd or 3rd choice temporarily until space becomes available at the center they are most interested in. In many centers, a child currently enrolled at a Bright Horizons location has priority over the general community so enrolling at another location will not only solve your care needs but will also give you additional priority in getting into your 1st preference. 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.

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