News and Upcoming Events

New Management Software Coming Soon!

Implementation Starts February 1

brightwheel is an online child care management system designed to make life easier for both families and staff. It offers a variety of features including online billing and management, real-time updates on a child's day, simplified check in/check out process, learning and milestone logs, enrollment and attendance reports, better communication between the teachers and parents, as well as staff reports and time cards. 


We will begin using brightwheel on February 1. At that time, we will be using the billing and check-in features first. Once we get comfortable with that, we will begin introducing other features to families and staff.


Existing families, you will be receiving information and instructions from the director or staff in order to create your account on brightwheel. Starting on February 1, you can access your account by clicking on "sign in" on the navigational menu.

Additional information about brightwheel can be found on their website at


brightwheel will modernize how we enroll, communicate, bill, and engage with our families. It is going to be a very positive change for Celebration! Childcare.

Restaurant Fundraiser

Tuesday, February 9 from 4 - 8 pm

Chipotle Mexican Grill

945 Rockland Rd, Lake Bluff

Make dinner a selfless act by joining us for a fundraiser to support Celebration Childcare/CrossWays Preschool. Come in to the Chipotle at 945 Rockland Road Suite A in Lake Bluff on Tuesday, February 9th between 4:00 pm and 8:00 pm. Bring in this flyer, show it on your smartphone or tell the cashier you’re supporting the cause to make sure that 33% of the proceeds will be donated to Celebration Childcare/CrossWays Preschool.



Use code KYYLM3A before checkout in “promo” field. Orders placed on or through the Chipotle app for pickup using this unique code will be counted towards the fundraiser.

All online orders must be placed for pickup at the same time/location of the fundraiser.  Delivery cannot be counted at this time. Gift card purchases during fundraisers do not count towards total donated sales, but purchases made with an exiting gift card will count.

View PDF flyer

Caps Collection Project

Thank you for donating caps!

Thank you to all our Celebration! Childcare and CrossWays Preschool students and families that helped us collect plastic caps. Caps collected previously were turned into a bench for our playground by a recycling company in Indiana.  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are no longer able to collect additional caps.


Celebration! Childcare

at Holy Cross Lutheran Church
1151 N Saint Mary's Road
Libertyville, IL 60048

phone: (847) 367-6208

fax: (847) 367-4346


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