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At Bright Horizons, our Discovery Driven Learning® approach makes early learning an adventure. Visit us to find out how we nurture your child’s natural curiosity, focus on what interests them most, encourage learning through play, and help them get ready for school success. Bright Horizons child care centers, preschools and schools include a premier early education curriculum and knowledgeable educators and teachers who meet the needs of children at every age and stage. At Bright Horizons, you’ll find infant or toddler care... read more

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2001 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL, 60616, United States

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Mon8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Tue8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Wed8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Thu8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Fri8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
4.838 reviews
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Roosevelt Collection 
11 years ago

Detour 2 Discovery Day School received 2009 Best of Chicago Award 

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13 years ago

Best DayCare Center in the Chicagoland Area! We love this school. Our child was at 2 other loop area daycares before getting a space at Detour. Yes, it's not as new and spiffy as the place we just left -- but, there IS a philosophy here and it prevails throughout the school; that is NOT true elsewhere; this place is child-centered and they actually put kids FIRST. We are VERY happy and reccomend it to everyone we meet. 

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14 years ago

D2D is the best in the area! – I have toured so many daycares in the Chicago area, and this is hands down the best! Even when compared with the very high-priced centers (Presbyterian and Downtown Children's Learning Place). I think the bad reviews here are from parents with warped priorities, or competitors. I took my child here after she was injured and exposed to filth at a competing nearby center. She is soooo happy to be dropped off here (she has kicked and screamed at other places). Her teachers are friendly, nice and c... read more

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14 years ago

D2D is Premium Care – I also LOVE this school. I am an attorney and was extremely stressed and concerned returning to work. I have two children - one that attended D2D from infant to K and a child now in infant care. I researched all options and was completely discouraged until I toured D2D. I also thought the place was too good to be true. I also observed several day cares with children at the local parks; D2D was the only staff with 2 staff members that interacted with the children. However, the care has exceed my expectat... read more

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14 years ago

Telling it like it is – what is really going on!!! I am currently a parent at D2D. I have a child there and one at another school. I have to tell you, if i had my way both of my children would be there. I really, really, really love this school. The teachers are great with the kids and i'm always greeted by them, rather it be my child's teachers or not. I love the fact that there are many friendly faces there. I feel really good about leaving my baby there. I can remember when I was first given a tour at D2D, me, my husband ... read more

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14 years ago

here's the scoop from an ex-employee – A parent of a former student told me should write in to clear the air. I used to work fo D2D for many years. It made me so sad to leave but I needed insurance 401k. I do not blame D2D, I understood they were much to small to compete with benefits given at centers with thousands of employees. I LOVED D2D. My heart is still there after all this time. They treat the kids with respect and do what is right. The food is fresh and plentiful. The staff-to-child ratios are awesome. The group siz... read more

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14 years ago

SEE IT YOURSELF...This place is the BEST school PERIOD! – I think those writing negative comments about D2D are confusing the meaning of QUALITY. 1st & foremost-anyone trained in education(myself included, having my masters in EC, with specialization in infant care/special ed)would not make comments like the ones I've read & then continue to keep their child there out of "convenience." Convenience has NOTHING to do with quality. The directors are WONDERFUL-every school should be SO lucky to be where they pay 2 directors when... read more

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14 years ago

This is a great place to send your kids – I have to respond to the review from 5-2-09. I have never once seen any teacher be aggressive in any sort of way. I am shocked anyone would ever make that allegation toward this school. I have 2 kids in the school and have been going there for 3 years. I will agree that the hours should be extended for the amount of tuition paid and the school is closed too many days throughout the year. But I have to say that the pros of this school outweigh the cons. The staff is caring and helpful... read more

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14 years ago

The REAL Scoop!!!!!!!!!!! Take a DETOUR Away from here! – This is the real scoop about Detour from a highly educated (and I have received degrees in education), involved, loving, and generous parent. I do not have a nanny pick-up my child, I DO volunteer for story time, I DO bring wipes, diapers and any of the materials that they ask (mind you most other schools will provide paper, paint, markers, tissue, classroom wipes, snacks, etc...), I ALWAYS pick up my child on-time or even early and never on my cell phone, I ALWAYS sa... read more

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Detour 2 Discovery has a 4.8 star rating with 38 reviews. 

When is Detour 2 Discovery open?

Detour 2 Discovery is closed now. It will open tomorrow at 8:00 a.m.