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The Chicago East Loop Back-up Center is conveniently located on "The Magnificent Mile" in Downtown Chicago. We share a building with Argosy University, the Fox television network, and CVS Pharmacy. We are in the heart of the Michigan Avenue shopping district. Millennium Park is just a block away and The Art Institute of Chicago is also within walking distance

Bright Horizons Chicago East Loop (225 N. Michigan Ave- Lake St.)

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Welcome To Bright Horizons East Loop

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Welcome! At East Loop, we provide high-quality back-up care to children and families. Our early childhood education professionals provide a special kind of care for children, designed to help them feel safe and secure in a new and unfamiliar environment. Our mission is to engage children in developmentally appropriate opportunities for play and discovery and to help parents feel at ease when there are breakdowns in their regular care arrangements. Explore our website to learn more.

What Parents are Saying

Our greatest advocates are also our closest friends.

"The staff in the center is so warm and welcoming. It is comforting leaving my son there especially when life throws unexpected changes that drive the need for back up care. "

Our Center Programs & Services

Here are a few of our best features.

School holiday - vacation care, School-age summer camp, Drop-in / emergency-care

Featured Parent Webinar

Edit Your Life: Making Modern Family Work

Hear Christine Koh and Asha Dornfest - co-authors of Minimalist Parenting - give real advice about the pressures on today’s parents, how to manage advice overload, and ways to effectively use your time to truly enjoy what matters to you and your family most.

Bright Horizons Foundation for Children Celebrates 15 Years!

Bright Horizons Foundation for ChildrenThe Bright Horizons Foundation for Children honors its 15th anniversary with Voices of Gratitude, a digital magazine celebrating the difference our programs make in people's lives. To date, thousands of partners, volunteers, and donors have shared their time, resources, and knowledge across hundreds of communities and now serve more than 100,000 children a year through Bright Spaces, volunteering, and grants.


A.M. and P.M. snacks provided daily. Optional lunch program available. Food2You Catering

Get involved in our Highlighted Activities

Because knowledge is more than just the ABC's.

Our World at their Fingertips curriculum elements such as Language Works, Math Counts, and Science Rocks are a part of your child's daily experience at our center.  

March Events:

Spring Into Learning!

March 9th-13th
Join us at Bright Horizons East Loop as we explore, observe, and discover the spring season!
Click here for more information.

Adventure Days for Kids!
March 23rd-27th & April 6th-17th
Join us to explore our upcoming summer programing for our preschool and school-age classrooms!
Click here for more information.

Featured Photo Albums

See what we've been up to!

  • Robotics Week - July 9-13, 2018 7/24/2018
  • Water Project 6/4/2018
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