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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Joliet Catholic Academy
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Joliet Catholic Academy (JCA) is a co-educational Catholic college preparatory high school located in Joliet in Will and Kendall Counties, Illinois, approximately 40 miles south-west of Chicago. We are co-sponsored by the Joliet Franciscan Sisters and the Carmelites of the Most Pure Heart of Mary. Academic excellence is one of the hallmarks of Joliet Catholic Academy; students are well prepared to attend the college of their choice after moving through our education programs.

Our diverse curriculum helps students to achieve their maximum intellectual potential, through three academic programs: College Prep, Upper College Prep and Honors / Accelerated. Each year, we have a 100% graduation rate. With an enrollment over 750 and a student-teacher ratio of 16:1, personal and individualized attention is afforded to students.

JCA has graduated over 21,000 alumni in the US and abroad. Professional excellence is a hallmark on all levels with over 50% of the faculty holding a Master's degree and beyond.

JCA is recognized by the Illinois State Board of Education, accredited by the North Central Association of Secondary Schools and Colleges, and a member of the East Suburban Catholic Conference.
Academic Programs:

- College Prep program
- Upper College Prep program
- Advanced Placement & Honors / Accelerated program
- Learning Resource program

- Honors Program: The intent of the Honors Program is to challenge academically gifted and talented students and provide them with a rigorous program to meet their needs.

- Advanced Placement & Honors / Accelerated Program: Courses are offered in English IV, U.S. Government, Calculus, Biology, European History, U.S. History, and Chemistry.
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.
Alpine Academy of Rockford
Courses / Programs
Alpine Academy of Rockford, located in Rockford in Winnebago County in northern Illinois, is a private, Christian grade school, serving students from preschool (3 years) to 6th grade. Our students test 1 - 4 grades higher than the national average. Alpine Academy was founded on the ideal that children who are enriched spiritually and academically have a dedication to lifelong learning and are well prepared for their journey towards a successful adulthood.

With small classes, our students are provided with the individualized attention, they need to achieve their academic and spiritual potential. A strong curriculum in reading, mathematics, science, language arts, social studies, and religion prepares the child for the demands of middle and high school. In addition to the core curriculum, each child receives weekly classes in computer technology, physical education, music, art and Spanish.
- Preschool program

- Kindergarten - 6th Grade program

- Extended Care program

Subjects include: Spanish, Art, Music, Library, Physical Education, Computer Technology, Science & Religion
Kids's Work Chicago
Courses / Programs
Kids’ Work is a safe and stimulating child care experience that promotes the cognitive, emotional, and physical development your infant, toddler, or preschooler. We are located at 2608 W. Addison, Unit A, Chicago IL 60618.

We believe;
… that children thrive best when provided a safe and nurturing environment that encourages exploration and creativity.

… that each child is a unique individual who deserves to feel loved, cared for, and respected.

… that an effective curriculum is research based and incorporates a variety of educational theories while embracing the whole child and allowing for hands on experiential learning.

…that a partnership between parents and caregivers is essential to a positive child care experience.

… that children learn best when surrounded by caregivers who are sensitive to the needs of each child, well educated, and highly experienced.
7:00am to 6:30 pm:

- Infant (8 weeks-14 months)
- Toddler (15-23 months)
- Two’s (24-35 months) & Preschool (36 months and up)
Adirondack Learning Academy
Courses / Programs
Enroll in an accredited online homeschool course from Adirondack Learning Academy (ALA), and give your child or teenager the opportunity to benefit from quality online education from the comfort of their own home in Illinois and throughout the U.S. 

We deliver comprehensive study-at-home academic programs to kindergarten, elementary school, middle school & high school students. A college preparatory academic diploma is awarded to high school seniors on successful graduation. 

We provide anytime online access to our online courses. Tailored to appeal to today’s web-savvy kids, this makes studying convenient for all schedules.

Our staff is skilled at easing the transition from high school to college. We have experience in what it takes to get you accepted at the college of your choice.

ALA is accredited by the National Independent Study Accreditation Council (NISAC) and approved by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).
Online K-12 Homeschool Programs:
- For kindergarten, elementary school, middle school & high school students

- Core courses, electives & and career-technical courses
- College entry assistance
- Advanced Placement (AP) classes
- SAT & ACT exam preparation
- Individualized instruction with each student assigned a personal learning coach
- Extra-curricular clubs and special events held live online
- Programs for students with special needs

- A college preparatory academic diploma is awarded to high school seniors on successful graduation