Welcome to Bright Horizons at Western Springs

Ready to Become a Bright Horizons Parent?

Meet the Center Director

Candice Armour

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 Prep

Preparing children for success in kindergarten and beyond

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Kindergarten

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

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School-Aged

Where children become engaged learners who take pride in academic achievement

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Summer Program

A welcoming place for age-appropriate fun, friendships, and exploration

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Meet Our Teaching Team

Jaclyn B.

Twos Classroom

I love teaching because: of all the changes children go through in a short amount of time - they are constantly growing!

Teaching since: 2004

Zoe W.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: of the excitement I see in each child's eyes when they learn something new.

Teaching since: 1997

Edith S.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: not only is it my passion, so are the children.

Teaching since: 2000

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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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Literacy, language, and love of books cultivated through listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

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Science Rocks

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.

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Bringing Our Curriculum to Life

“Knowing my children are being cared for by the amazing caregivers at Bright Horizons has dramatically decreased my fears. I know my kids are not only safe, but happy and learning.”

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Dr. Robyn Howarth -pediatric neuro psychologist

“There’s not a minute I worry. I never say ‘I hope she’s ok;’ because I know she’s ok. She’s happy when I drop her off, and happy when I pick her up.”

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Maloise Jean -nurse practitioner

“I’m not worried about her now, and I’ve never been worried about her. That center has become family to us. You never think someone is going to care as much about your child as you do. But I really think these teachers do. Their hearts are gold.”

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Dr. Julia Rosebush - Pediatric Infectious Disease Specialist

“They’ve really been very receptive to hearing our ongoing feedback as we navigate this together. The staff has done an amazing job. It puts my mind at ease knowing that the center has remained a safe place of structure and normalcy.”

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Dr. Robyn Howarth -pediatric neuro psychologist

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Upcoming Events for Families

Adventures in the Arts

June 8 6:30am - June 12 6pm

Children from preschool - pre-k can join us for this action-packed week that’s both fun and educational!

The Art of Design

June 8 6:30am - June 12 6pm

Join us for this engaging topic sure to capture your school-age child's interests!

Imagine It!

June 15 6:30am - June 19 6pm

Children from preschool - pre-k can join us for this action-packed week that’s both fun and educational!

Showtime: Act It Out

June 15 6:30am - June 19 6pm

Join us for this engaging topic sure to capture your school-age child's interests!

The Art of Kindness

June 22 6:30am - June 26 6pm

Children from preschool - pre-k can join us for this action-packed week that’s both fun and educational!

Heart & Hands

June 22 6:30am - June 26 6pm

Join us for this engaging topic sure to capture your school-age child's interests!

Final Frontier Pioneers

June 29 6:30am - July 3 6pm

Join us for this engaging topic sure to capture your school-age child's interests!

The Great Outdoors

June 29 6:30am - July 3 6pm

Children from preschool - pre-k can join us for this action-packed week that’s both fun and educational!

Soil: Can You Dig It?

July 6 6:30am - July 10 6pm

Children from preschool - pre-k can join us for this action-packed week that’s both fun and educational!

Secret Life of Plants

July 6 6:30am - July 10 6pm

Join us for this engaging topic sure to capture your school-age child's interests!

Ecosystem Explorers

July 13 6:30am - July 17 6pm

Join us for this engaging topic sure to capture your school-age child's interests!

Ecosystem Explorers

July 13 6:30am - July 17 6pm

Children from preschool - pre-k can join us for this action-packed week that’s both fun and educational!

Move & Groove

July 20 6:30am - July 24 6pm

Children from preschool - pre-k can join us for this action-packed week that’s both fun and educational!

Become a Junior Chef

July 20 6:30am - July 24 6pm

Join us for this engaging topic sure to capture your school-age child's interests!

Get In The Game

July 27 6:30am - July 31 6am

Children from preschool - pre-k can join us for this action-packed week that’s both fun and educational!

Game On!

July 27 6:30am - July 31 6pm

Join us for this engaging topic sure to capture your school-age child's interests!

Full STEM Ahead

August 3 6:30am - August 7 6pm

Children from preschool - pre-k can join us for this action-packed week that’s both fun and educational!

Full STEM Ahead

August 3 6:30am - August 7 6pm

Join us for this engaging topic sure to capture your school-age child's interests!

Fun with Physics

August 10 6:30am - August 14 6pm

Children from preschool - pre-k can join us for this action-packed week that’s both fun and educational!

Great Inventors

August 10 6:30am - August 14 6pm

Join us for this engaging topic sure to capture your school-age child's interests!

Be a Super Scientist

August 17 6:30am - August 21 6pm

Join us for this engaging topic sure to capture your school-age child's interests!

Chemistry for Kids

August 17 6:30am - August 21 6pm

Children from preschool - pre-k can join us for this action-packed week that’s both fun and educational!

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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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