Preschool / Child Care Center in Chicago, IL

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Smart Love Preschool:
Smart Love Preschool offers a play-based curriculum within an eco-friendly environment as five day or half day (morning and afternoon) care programs for toddlers and children of 3- 5 years. Located in North Side Chicago in Cook County, Illinois, near Irving Park and the Lake, Smart Love Preschool serves families from Lakeview, Ravenswood, Irving Park, Avondale and surrounding Northside communities. The Smart Love philosophy has been successfully applied by trained professionals in a broad range of settings for over three decades.

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Toddler Explorations Program:
Smart Love's new early preschool class for parents and toddlers (15-36 months.). We have created a unique and inspiring program designed especially for your child's optimal development. Our teachers have integrated messy arts and creations, spacious motor play and lively group times, with the Smart Love™ approach.

Meet like-minded parents in your community at the toddler classes, as well as at our complimentary evening parent seminars, focused on supporting families raising young and school-age children. There is so much to be a part of at Smart Love.

Preschool Program:

Welcome and Transition Play Time:

The children arrive, take off their shoes, hang their backpack in their cubby and wash hands. The teachers welcome the children and the children greet each other.

To help with transitions from home to school, children choose from several enticing and enjoyable activities that have been set up in the room for them.

Well-Being Together Time:
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We will say our hellos together on the big rug with our special welcome song, notice who is here and who is absent, check the weather, listen to a child's show and tell, or engage in a fun group activity such as creative movement or yoga.

Child's Choice:
The children can make choices as to what they enjoy doing during this time. Areas of play include: the block corner, water play and nature station, messy arts and crafts, puzzles, dress-up and play kitchen, or a comfy book nook.

Snack Time:
Children wash their hands and have a bathroom break and then sit down for a healthy snack and lively conversation.

Learning is Fun:
Theme-based, age appropriate content will be taught in an engaging way that stimulates children's natural curiosity about the world around them and incorporates early math and literacy skills. Examples might be a child-friendly custom, art or music from our own or another culture, a nature project like building nests or creating a village. Children may visit the Children's Library for storytelling, puppet theatre or magic shows.

Outdoor Time:
Children play outdoors, tend the children's garden or create their own imaginary fun. Teachers will engage the children in fun outdoor games and activities.

Good-Bye Time: 
Children and teachers, sing, wriggle and dance a group good-bye.

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Language Stars
Courses / Programs
Give your child a head-start by enrolling them in language classes with Language Stars! With 15 centers throughout the Chicagoland area, Language Stars makes learning fun.

We provide full-immersion programs for children (ages 1-10) in Spanish, Chinese, French, Italian and German. Languages offered vary by location.

Our conveniently-located centers are in: Chicago - Andersonville; Chicago - Hyde Park; Chicago - Lincoln Park; Barrington; Arlington Heights; Deerfield / Lake Forest; Naperville; Park Ridge; Geneva / St. Charles; Wilmette; Hinsdale / Oakbrook and Wheaton.

Language Stars makes learning enjoyable, through an engaging mix of games, songs, puppet shows, arts & crafts, cooking projects, treasure hunts, movement and drama, all in the foreign language.

Our unique FunImmersion® method is the best way for children to to enjoy learning a foreign language. We focus solely on a child's Window of Opportunity, between birth and adolescence, to absorb a foreign language naturally.

Testimonial:
“All the Language Stars teachers I have experience with have been wonderful, they are excellent teachers because they always have enthusiasm for the class, they understand children and their learning pace and how the children best learn and function.”
- Julie, Language Stars parent
Language Immersion Programs for Children (ages 1-10)

Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, French, Italian, and German language options

• Parents and Tots programs for kids ages 1-3

• Language classes for kids ages 3-5 (Kids Only)

• Language classes for kids ages 5-8 (Kids Only)

• Language classes for kids ages 8-10 (Kids Only)

• Language Scholars program (for students who accelerate their language development with 3 or more classes per week)

• Language immersion summer camps
Children's Garden Montessori, Oak Park
Courses / Programs
Children's Garden Montessori is located in Oak Park, west of Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. It is a Montessori Pre-school & Kindergarten with daycare education programs for children ages 2 through to 6 years, of all races, religions and national origin. Children's Garden Montessori pre-school is a privately owned and operated school, chartered in Oak Park and licensed by the Department of Children and Family Services.

We serve Oak Park, Melrose Park, Galewood, Montclare, Elmwood Park and surrounding communities. Children must be at least 2 yrs old before entry and can stay until they complete the Kindergarten Year. We employ both Montessori & Early Childhood Education trained teachers.
- Preschool & Kindergarten program for children ages 2 through to 6 years.
- We follow the Montessori curriculum with interactive learning programs.
- We offer both an English and a Spanish Language Immersion program.
- Summer Camp programs are also available.
St. John Berchmans School
Courses / Programs
St. John Berchmans is located on historic Logan Boulevard in the Logan Square neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois. We are just seconds from the Kennedy Expressway, ten minutes from downtown Chicago, and easily accessible by public transportation. Our philosophy is to encompass all facets of Christian living in the education of the whole child: spiritual, moral, intellectual, social, cultural, and physical.

We strive to build a sense of self-esteem, confidence and love of learning. We value and respect the cultural and academic diversity of the school community. Our students Terra Nova test scores consistently exceed the Archdiocese averages across the board. All our classrooms have computers with internet access. Our graduates have gone on to some of the state's best high schools and Ivy league colleges. Your child's academic success starts here.
- 3 and 4 year old NAEYC accredited preschool program

- Kindergarten through to Eighth Grade program

* Subjects include: Reading, Social Studies, Science, Computer Science, Math, Spanish, Physical Education, Music, Religion.

* After school programs include Drama, Art, Volleyball, Basketball, Cheerleading and Book clubs.
Creative Scholars Preschool, Chicago
Courses / Programs
Creative Scholars Preschool is located in the heart of Chicago, Cook County, near Lincolnwood and Irving Park, with easy access to Freeway 90 and 94. At Creative Scholars Preschool, we strive to build a strong foundation for your child’s love of education. With a focus on early literacy development, we promote developmentally appropriate possibilities that enable us to discover the gifts each child possesses. We offer parents a central homely location and provide our children with a safe, engaging, collaborative and creative place to learn.

Our world is ever changing. At Creative Scholars, we have a responsibility to foster an atmosphere of caring, respect and understanding of one another and our world. We are committed to working together; parents, teachers, and child to ensure a high quality program for all of our students.
- Preschool Programs with full-day and half-day options.

- Visual arts, music, drama and foreign languages play an importnat role in our curriculum.

- Summer Enrichment Program also available.
Cosmic Montessori Community
Courses / Programs
Cosmic Montessori Community is a Montessori school located in Aurora, which is within Kane, DuPage, Kendall, and Will counties, and part of the Chicago metropolitan area (35 miles west of Chicago, Illinois). Cosmic Montessori Community provides educational and childcare programs to children aged 0 - 6 years. Our preschool caters to children between 3 - 6 years of age and we offer programs for infants and toddlers as well as prenatal classes for parents.

Cosmic Montessori Community provides a full range of resources to help families prepare for a new child and for the education of young children. Our campus is an ideal place for exploration, constructive experiences, movement, discovery, communication, and friendship.
Early Childhood Education Programs for Children Ages 0-6:

- Prenatal course

- Parent-Child class

- Infants program (Nido), 6 wks - 15 months

- Toddlers program (15 - 36 months)

- Preschool program

- Kindergarten program