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Child's Play Touring Theatre: Located in Chicago in Cook County, Illinois, Child's Play is a touring company that has reached, through performances, workshops and intensive residencies, an audience of over 4.2 million children, teachers and parents in 38 states. As a private touring theatre company, Child's Play Touring Theatre offers workshops, residencies, after school programs and summer camps across the USA. We see arts as an educational tool with lifelong benefits and teach not only in the schools, but at our studio and our summer camps. Child's Play Touring Theatre is a not-for-profit organization.
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Child's Play Touring Theatre's mission is to share, encourage and validate the creativity of children by performing original works of theatre, music, and dance adapted from literature written by young authors.
Education Workshops / Programs:
- Young Author workshops
- Artists-In-Residence programs
- The Writing Our World workshop
- After school programs
- Summer camps
- Teen classes
- Sunday “FunDay” classes
The South Side School is an affordable independent elementary school with a Waldorf-inspired curriculum near Chicago's Loop in the vibrant urban environment of East Pilsen and we are happy to serve Lower West Side, Pilsen and South Side communities. We draw on an 90-year-old teaching tradition that engages the "whole child" - intellectually, socially, emotionally and physically - in time with the natural developmental stages of childhood. We are focused not simply on the college your child will attend, but rather the person your child will become: curious, compassionate, self-reliant.
We are a new elementary school in Chicago, whose curriculum is inspired by Waldorf education. The uniqueness in a Waldorf education can be found mainly in how and when the students are taught-not in what they are taught. First comes the experience of the subject and from this experience comes the understanding of the concept.
This genuine learning process, from perception, to feeling, to idea, is the basis for later abstract and intellectual learning. We teach our children in the deepest manner possible, allowing lessons to become fully incorporated into the individual.
- Elementary School program
- Lower School program
- Middle School program
* Our curriculum includes Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Spanish, Chinese, Language Arts, Social Studies, Fine Arts, Music, Movement, Handwork and Outdoor play.
* In the Waldorf tradition, we intend for our classroom teacher to remain with the class until the children reach 8th grade.
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.
… 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.
The Peoria Hebrew Day School (PHDS) in Peoria, Central Illinois, is a Jewish Day School offering Kindergarten to Grade 8 programs. We serve the Reform, Conservative, and Traditional communities of the greater Peoria area, and are open to everyone in the community regardless of religious affiliation for students.
Educating children in grades K-8 to reach their highest potential academically, spiritually, inter-personally and emotionally is our passion. Our program focuses on the whole child with an emphasis on academic excellence, values, and ethics. Our broad based curriculum is continuously evaluated by the Principal, Board and Staff to incorporate challenging new areas of study and the most modern teaching methods.
Our Curriculum includes:
- Social Studies, Reading, English, Math, Science, Art, Music and Computer Skills, Jewish Studies, Secular Studies, Holiday Activities, Lessons about the synagogue, Tzedakah, Israel, Holocaust and Kristallnacht lessons, Observances and celebration of Israeli Independence Day & more..
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.
- 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
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.
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.