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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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In our preschool section, theme-based, age appropriate content is taught in an engaging way that stimulates children's natural curiosity about the world around them and incorporates early math and literacy skills. The Smart Love Preschool provides a setting that promotes young children's long-term academic success by strengthening their social-emotional health and inspiring their intellectual creativity through play-based learning.

Smart Love Philosophy:

Photo of Preschool / Child Care Center in Chicago, ILThe Smart Love Preschool is based on the Smart Love philosophy which was developed by two highly respected experts, Martha Heineman Pieper, Ph.D. and William J. Pieper, M.D. Located in a beautiful historic mansion on the North Side of Chicago, the preschool will provide a setting that promotes children’s long-term academic success by strengthening children’s social and emotional health and inspiring their intellectual creativity through play-based learning.

Supported by the latest child development research, Smart Love has been successfully applied by trained professionals in a broad range of settings for over three decades.

Education Programs:

- Five day and half day (morning, afternoon) care programs for toddlers and preschool children
- Toddlers Exploration program for children 15-36 mths
- Preschool program for children from 3-5 years
- We follow a theme-based curriculum that stimulates the children's natural curiosity about the world around them and incorporates early math and literacy skills

As Smart Love preschoolers mature, they will have:
• A stable desire to learn that doesn't depend solely on the appeal of the subject matter;
• The ability to enjoy the process of learning and not just the grade;
• The capacity to stick to the learning goal in the face of difficult subject matter, setbacks,
and times of not understanding the material;
• The ability to study in the face of feeling tired or having attractive social options;
• The willingness to ask for help when necessary yet not constantly seeking help because
of general feelings of incompetence.

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Address: 800 W. Buena, Chicago, Illinois , USA
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Roycemore School
Courses / Programs
Roycemore School is an independent day school for students from age three years through to Grade 12. Roycemore School is located in Evanston, a vibrant and diverse lakefront community in Cook County, Illinois, 10 miles north of downtown Chicago. Roycemore provides a challenging college preparatory curriculum in a nurturing environment. Students thrive in small classes, guided by faculty who are focused on their individual talents and needs.

Roycemore School is fully accredited by the Independent Schools Association of the Central States and is recognized by the Illinois Board of Education. Roycemore also holds memberships in the National Association of Independent Schools, the Lake Michigan Association of Independent Schools, and the Illinois High School Association.

Founded in 1915, Roycemore serves a student body that is a blend of city and suburban college-bound children, drawn from a wide range of economic, social and ethnic backgrounds.
Education Programs:

- Junior Kindergarten programs starting from age 3 years
- Lower, Middle & Upper School divisions
- College preparatory with strong academics at all levels
- In Upper School, Advanced Placement courses and the opportunity for qualified students to attend classes at Northwestern University
Language Classes Ad Opportunity here
Courses / Programs
• Note to language class providers, parents & guardians: Unfortunately, the language program provider that previously was listed here has closed their language training business. This listing is now void, and program inquiries cannot be processed.

• Contact us if you make learning fun, through an engaging mix of games, songs, puppet shows, arts & crafts, cooking projects, treasure hunts, movement and drama, all in the Chinese language.

• Mandarin Chinese class ad options available at our centers in Hyde Park, Lincoln Park, Barrington, Mt Prospect / Arlington Heights, Deerfield / Lake Forest, Naperville, Park Ridge, Glen Ellyn / Wheaton, Geneva / St. Charles, Wilmette / Evanston, and Hinsdale / Oakbrook IL.
Mandarin Chinese Immersion Programs:
• Parents and Tots programs for kids ages 1-3
• Mandarin for kids ages 3-12 (Kids Only)
• Private / One-on-one Mandarin classes
• Mandarin immersion summer camps

Further Foreign Language Ad Options:
• Arabic, French, Spanish, German & Italian
North Park Elementary, Chicago
Courses / Programs
North Park Elementary School (NPES) was founded in 1980 to create an affordable alternative for parents who wanted to provide top quality kindergarten through to eighth grade elementary school education within the City of Chicago in Cook County. A group of founding parents in the North Park neighborhood banded together to create the fledgling school with hope, high expectations and a great deal of hard work. Given our convenient Northside location, we typically serve families on the Northside of Chicago, from Lake View, North Center, Lincoln Square, Old Irving Park and even Evanston.

We show our commitment to gender equity and diversity in a variety of ways - such as in our culturally rich curriculum and in our recruiting practices where we commit to hiring teachers and admitting students without regard to race, religion, gender or other characteristics.

North Park Elementary is accredited by the Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS), the Illinois Board of Education (ISBE) and Lake Michigan Association of Independent Schools (LMAIS).
- Kindergarten program
- Elementary program
- Lower School program
- Middle School program
- Athletics program

* We emphasize a strong academic curriculum integrating the fine arts. We are committed to teaching basic education skills in reading, writing, mathematics, science, social science and critical thinking, using the best of contemporary and traditional techniques.
Northside Catholic Academy
Courses / Programs
Northside Catholic Academy is the official, Catholic parish school of six Catholic parishes in three Northside Chicago neighborhoods in Cook County, IL: Andersonville, Edgewater and Rogers Park. Northside Catholic Academy has two campuses which are both located in the Edgewater neighborhood, approximately 7 miles north of the Loop. Our Primary School Campus (PreK-5) is located at 6216 N. Glenwood, Chicago, IL 60660, and our Middle School Campus (6-8 and PreK), 5525 N. Magnolia, Chicago, IL 60640.

Northside Catholic Academy is the best option for families on the Northeast Side of Chicago. We are dedicated to educating the whole child - intellectually, spiritually, socially and physically. We have an outstanding retention rate - 97% of our Kindergarten through 8th graders continued on at NCA from last year

Early childhood programs at Northside Catholic Academy boast accreditation by NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children). NAEYC administers the largest and most widely recognized accreditation system for all types of early childhood schools and child care centers. It is the nation’s largest organization of early childhood educators.
- Primary School program: (PreK- Grade 5)

- Middle School program: (Grades 6-8)

* Programs include: Language Arts, Spanish, French, Everyday Math, Computer Technology, Athletics, Music, Art, Religious Education, Science Lab, Band, Strings, Advanced Literature, Football, Basketball, Volleyball, Whiz Kids, Reading Specialist, Tutoring
Adirondack Learning Academy - Accredited Homeschool Online Programs
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, NCAA-approved study-at-home academic programs to kindergarten, elementary school, middle school & high school students. 

• A homeschool diploma is awarded to high school seniors on successful completion of the program, and an official transcript that states that they have completed the requirements for graduation in their state.

• 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 entrance assistance
• Advanced Placement (AP) classes
• Individualized curriculum with each student assigned a personal learning coach
• Programs for students with special needs

A homeschool diploma is awarded to high school seniors on successful completion of the program
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)