Current Abbott/AbbVie employee’s children, and those for whom they have legal guardianship or legal custody, are eligible to enroll. Contractors are not eligible to use Early Discoveries. Employees on a Personal or Educational Leave of Absence may not be eligible. If you have questions regarding eligibility, visit MyHR (Abbott) or HR Central (AbbVie).

Children Served

The following chart highlights who the center serves, number of rooms in the center, staff ratios and the number of children the center provides care for:

Category Number of Rooms Staff Ratio Class Size Capacity
*Needs to be 4 years by September 1st
Infants (6 wks – 15 mos) 10 1:4 8 80
Toddlers (15 mos – 24 mos) 7 1:5 10 70
Young PS (24 mos – 36 mos) 7 1:6 12 84
Preschool (3 yrs – 4 yrs) 5 1:10 20 100
Kindergarten Prep (*4 – 5 yrs) 4 1:10 20 80
School-Age Holiday Care 2 1:15 27 57


The child must be eligible to enroll and under the age of six. The parent must meet one of these requirements:

  • Have a confirmed predicted date of delivery within nine months of the date of application
  • Be actively pursuing legal adoption within nine months of the date of application
  • Have legal guardianship or legal custody of the child on the enrollment form

Families may schedule a Center Visit between the center’s open hours by calling 224-668-7532 or by emailing Stephanie.Bunnell@abbott.com

Non-refundable Pre-Registration Fees are due within 30 days of application. Fees are $75 for your first child, and $25 for each sibling. Make check payable to “Bright Horizons.” Fees not received within 30 days will result in removal.