Welcome to Bright Horizons at Western Springs

Meet the Center Director

Kelly Raucci

M-F: 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Enrollment Info: 877-624-4532
Phone: 708-246-4710

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Our Educational Programs

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Infants

An exceptional place for your baby to thrive and grow

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Toddler/Twos

An engaging world where toddlers learn and explore

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Preschool

Where curious children become inspired and ready for school

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Kindergarten

A place for children’s social and academic skills to flourish

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Meet Our Teaching Team

Alexis G.

Kindergarten Prep

I love teaching because: I like the company's mission statement and the people and families that I work with.

Teaching since: 2010

Edith S.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: Teaching is my passion, and so are the children.

Teaching since: 2000

Deanna C.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: I love to watch the children make new discoveries.

Teaching since: 1998

Darlindaly B.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: Children are the future, and I want to make sure that they have a good start.

Teaching since: 2015

Diane H.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: Every child is unique and they leave an impression in their own way.

Teaching since: 1989

Meghan B.

Twos Classroom

I love teaching because: I enjoy seeing the children grow throughout the year

Teaching since: 2012

Mioara B.

Enrichment Staff

I love teaching because: I am a child at heart.

Teaching since: 1999

Jazmin G.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: I enjoy helping them with their growth and development

Teaching since: 2013

Maiya B.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: I love helping children learn and experiment with new things

Teaching since: 2015

Sere W.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: I enjoy seeing the children develop and watching them learn new things.

Teaching since: 2015

Savannah B.

Twos Classroom

I love teaching because: I love being able to take part in their development

Teaching since: 2016

Gabriela L.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: I love seeing the children smile and laugh. I want to be a role model for the children.

Teaching since: 2014

Angela M.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: I take pleasure in the importance of helping children grow mentally and physically strong.

Teaching since: 1997

Jeannette P.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: The children are very open to learn. They are not biased.

Teaching since: 2017

Jessica G.

Twos Classroom

I love teaching because: children are our future and cultivating their minds should be our highest priority.

Teaching since: 2012

Crystal G.

Support Staff

I love teaching because: I love watching them learn, grow, and become more independent.

Teaching since: 2017

Carol E.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: I love to see the growth that they make developmentally throughout my time with them

Teaching since: 2011

Stephanie Z.

Twos Classroom

I love teaching because: I love to see them grow throughout the year

Teaching since: 2014

Josephine K.

Twos Classroom

I love teaching because: I love how honest and full of wonder children are.

Teaching since: 2017

Yesenia M.

Twos Classroom

I love teaching because: I admire the children's endless energy, honesty and creativity!

Teaching since: 2016

Emily D.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: Children are curious about everything and have a wonderful imagination

Teaching since: 2018

Sarah G.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: Children are our future, and I love being a part of their foundation

Teaching since: 2012

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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 Works

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.

“The toddler teachers in Drew's classroom are simply amazing! They always make Drew feel loved and welcome and keep me updated on his progress. His face just lights up when he sees Ms. Dali and Ms. Jeannette :)”

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Jen

“We LOVE Carol. She always reassured me when I had doubts about my daughter's behaviors. Carol always greeted Sienna with a smile and great big hug. Sienna came home every day and would talk about Carol. I want to thank her for making my daughter's first school experience a positive one.”

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Chrissy

“All of the teachers and staff at Bright Horizons have made Bo's first few months here a wonderful experience, but Ms. Brittani holds a special place in his heart. Bo was immediately drawn to her and is always comforted by her presence. Thank you!”

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Bo

“We want to thank all the toddler teachers for giving Jake the education, support, engagement, and FUN every day he goes to school! He "talks" all the way home about what a great day he had whenever he is at BH! Thank you!”

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Claire & Robert

“My daughter looks forward to seeing Jasmine every day. She is always smiling and excited to see Sienna. I am so grateful to have Jasmine as one of Sienna's teachers.Her energy and compassion truly shines through.”

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Chrissy

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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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