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

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

Madeleine H.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: I enjoy watching the children grow into unique individuals.

Teaching since: 2007

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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

“It brings so much peace of mind knowing our daughter loves going to school. Bright Horizons welcomed her into their Toddler classroom with open arms, and ever since, she has flourished mentally and physically.”

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Ashley G. -Bright Horizons Parent

“Bright Horizons has created a wonderful environment for our children to grow and thrive. I am grateful knowing that my son is developing in a safe, healthy, and happy place surrounded by an outstanding staff. Your positive attitude and ability to connect with the kids makes every day better.”

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Allison Q. -Bright Horizons Parent

“Thank you so much for taking care of our baby girl. She always smiles when she sees you at drop off and we can tell she is happy. We appreciate that more than we can put into words. ”

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Christine H. -Bright Horizons Parent

“My appreciation for the teachers at Bright Horizons goes beyond the words that I can express. They extend themselves daily to our children's learning. Both of my sons were more than prepared to move forward in Kindergarten, thanks to Bright Horizons.”

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Jessica F. -Bright Horizons Parent

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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!

Game On!

July 27 6:30am - July 31 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!

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!

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!

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!

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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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