Madhulika C.

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“Our little nugget has been at Kids Work Too for 2 months now. As first time parents, we were naturally concerned about leaving her in the care of others. (namely, anyone other than us!!).

I happen to work very close to the daycare, and would drop by unannounced several times the first month. They have always been well staffed, with at least 2-3 care takers in the room, they make sure there is a clean environment. And they are very loving and cuddly with the infants, who thrive with the attention and love. They also have developmental games, music sessions and all round fun!

The best part is that they are very receptive and respectful of every family’s preference – when it comes to feeding, sleep training/or lack there of, and will help with matching the routines and parenting guidelines you follow at home, so there is consistency.
I highly recommend this daycare.”

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Carmin B.

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“My son was here for a year and this is a very safe, caring environment. The teachers are very loving and caring and involved in the kid’s lives. My kids (even the one who was too old for Kids Work, Too) loved the teachers. Parents are given lots of feedback about their kids day, which makes you feel part of your child’s day. Ultimately, we moved on because we were looking for something that would allow my child to engage in more self-directed, rather than teacher-led, activities. I also wish there was more opportunity for parents to give feedback on curriculum/experiences (like even a yearly survey).

But for the infant through toddler stage, this is a great safe place to send your kids. You will feel comfortable and your kid will be happy!”

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Nicole C.

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“Kids Work is the perfect place for our daughter. She has been attending since she was 15 months. I visited several day care centers and they are the best for several reasons:
1.) They take their SHOES off in the center. I cannot tell you how important this was to me. The city is full of sick, gross stuff that my daughter who loves to randomly roll on the floor, crawl sometimes, sit on the floor would be touching. By making everyone take off their shoes and the kids change into indoor shoes was awesome.
2.) They have their own playlots outside and a playroom outside the classroom inside. I hated the idea of in the winter my daughter never leaving the classroom all day, but with their indoor playroom they do. Plus, I love that they do not take the kids to a park district to let them play because they have their own playlot fenced in. Not that I am against the park district, but I know how hard it is to keep track of one in a busy park much less many!
3.) They have a music teacher come in one day a week to teach songs and dance. My daughter loves it.
4.) They don’t make you choose between either Full Time, MWF or TTh like most centers. Whatever days you want, you request (granted there could be a waitlist). This helped so much with our schedule where we needed two days a week, but not Tues or Thurs.
Finally, my daughter’s development has truly exploded since coming here. She is more verbal, knows how to count to ten (she is only 20 months!), can point to animals I ask, knows certain letters, and I know Kids Work immensely had a role in that. Highly recommend!!”

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Lynse B.

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“We LOVE kids’ work chicago too! Our son has been there since just after it opened and our second child has been going there since he was 8 weeks old (they are 3 and 11 mos now). All of the teachers are awesome. Each classroom has it’s own personality, but each are outstanding. I don’t have to worry, ever, about the care my children are receiving and that is very comforting as a working parent. I love the open door policy, my husband and I work different hours every day of the week and it’s nice to be able to drop off and pick up when we can. They are also very good at communication, pictures and curriculum. We were amazed after our first parent-teacher conference to learn that not only are they taking care of my child but they are also closely monitoring and working with him on all type of developmental milestones. I also love that they have activities such as music class and yoga class and do so many art projects! When I get home all I have to do is play and just be with them. I never have to worry about if they are learning what they need to!

We are so sad to be moving from the city soon and having to leave KWCT. To be honest it was our biggest hesitation in moving – trying to find another place as great as KWCT. I would highly recommend KWCT to anyone looking for a wonderful place to send their kids!”

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Jen S.

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“When we were deciding to move to Chicago from Arizona last fall, our biggest concern was finding a great daycare/school for our 2.5 year old! The first place I looked at was KidsWork Too and I loved it. It set the bar high for all the others I looked at and every time I would do a pro/con list, KW Too kept coming out the clear winner! We’ve witnessed an unbelievable change in our little guy and his skills and learning since he started in January. His teachers are all amazing and they do a great job of keeping us informed of his daily activities and upcoming events. When you have a toddler and getting them to tell you what they did, ate and played at school each day is nearly impossible, it’s nice to have that type of communication! Our son loves going to ‘school’ and it’s hard most days to get him to leave!

The facilities are top notch, super clean and everyone on the staff from the administrators to the other class teachers are super friendly and welcoming. The communication from the directors and teachers is great and very consistent and we even have a share site on Shutterfly for his class where we can view pictures, weekly menus and curriculum.

Our experience is above and beyond what we were hoping to find when we moved here!”

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Jill H.

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“In a city with so many childcare choices, my only regret was that we didn’t find Kids Work Too sooner!! My 2.5 year old attends 4 days a week and our 4 month old will be starting next week. The care, love, passion, and kindness that these teachers possess is astounding. They take the time to truly get to know each child and their specific needs and then go a step further to tailor the curriculum to those needs. My son loves his school and teachers and looks forward to coming everyday. It’s the perfect balance of play based and structural learning and truly takes the best of both methods. That being said, the facts speak even more loudly for KWToo, so here are some of the highlights. They serve organic food from a local caterer, milk and water only (I was shocked at how many facilities we looked at that served juice all day long). They take food allergies very seriously which was important to us. The outdoor area is the perfect mix for all ages including water areas. The facility is spotless, I wish my house was this clean! Photos of the kids are posted via a shutterfly shared site (restricted access) along with weekly curriculum and menu items. Cameras in each room so you can watch your child if drop off was particularly hard. Also an added level of check and balances. Facility is security code access only. Finally communication is constantly flowing. They are on top of everything. KWToo truly feels like an extended family if you are looking for a top notch facility that encompasses what childcare should be, look no further!”

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Mike C.

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“When our two children (3 and 18 months) attended Kids Work, we knew it was a special place. They loved going to school. Every teacher in the school knew their names, personalities and likes/dislikes. It’s an incredible welcoming environment and they thrived. When we moved to the East Coast, we quickly realized what a unique and amazing place Kids Work is. There are plenty of day cares where your child will be taken care of — they will be clean, safe and fed. At Kids Work, your child is CARED FOR. There is a huge difference. The staff at Kids Work take their jobs incredibly seriously. For these women, child care is not a job. It is a career and a calling. You children will be clean, safe and fed, of course. But they will also grow emotionally and gain new skills and insights. I am a better father thanks to Kids Work. The difference at Kids Work is not just the teachers, however. It is also the other children. They learn empathy and care for their classmates. They become outgoing and loving for their classmates because they see the same traits in their teachers. Kids Work is amazing experience. It is more expensive than other child care options — but there is a clear difference. If you want fast food child care then go somewhere else. But if you appreciate knowing that your child is loved as much at school as he/she is at home, then Kids Work is the place for you.”

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Brooke R.

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“We started at Kids Work Too right when it opened and my daughter was 15 months old. This was her first day care and I feel like my daughter has grown so much at Kids Work Too and learned so much more. She is such a smart and happy girl and I know that is due to the staff and their facility. The whole day care experience has been outstanding for both of us and I cannot say enough nice words about them. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!!! They are so organized and attentive to every child. I would not choose anywhere else!”

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Melissa B.

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“Look no further. Kids’ Work Chicago is as good as it gets. Our family recently moved out of state and one of the things we miss most is KWC. My son attended for two years, beginning when he was nearly two. Other reviewers have commented on the safe and loving environment, the creative, fun, but challenging curriculum, and the cleanliness, all of which I echo. What they haven’t mentioned is the strong sense of community among the parents and children–some of our best friends are families and teachers we met through KWC. My son is now in the “premiere” preschool in our new location and it cannot hold a candle to KWC. As a just-turned-four-year-old in pre-kindergarten, he is bored to tears by the curriculum in his new school because KWC is so advanced (KWC preschoolers are doing the work kindergarteners elsewhere do). He also misses KWC’s delicious, healthy organic meals and snacks–where other schools serve processed hamburgers, french fries and canned fruit, KWC serves grass-fed beef sliders with fingerling potatoes and fresh fruit. Another reviewer mentioned that KWC has “extra” teachers in the room. I didn’t appreciate how meaningful this was, especially for kids who don’t nap, until our son began attending a school where this isn’t the case; now he has to spend two hours on his cot each day while the teachers take lunch so the room isn’t out of ratio. Finally, I always knew what my son would be learning at KWC, because the detailed curriculum was published to a parent website each week (along with photos from the preceding week and the monthly menu). At his new school I have to really work to find out what my son will be learning. Am I paying much less for childcare now that we’ve moved away? Yes. Would I pay any amount to have a school here just like KWC? A thousand times yes.”

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Lindsay B.

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“I did exhaustive research when looking for daycare for my daughter. There was the added complexity of having to find a place that offered part time care which is no easy feat as all you parents looking for it well know! Yes, the wait list is long, but it is SO VERY worth it. My advice is to tour the center as soon as you can because there really is no need to look any further. Sarah, Lynda and Sierra do an outstanding job of keeping the center running smoothly. They are open, warm, intelligent, thoughtful…I could go on and on. The facility itself is the cleanest daycare I have ever seen (and trust me, I saw a lot of them). The curriculum is thought provoking, stimulating and takes into account the age and readiness level of children in each class. The teacher to student ratios are higher than DCFS mandates which I’ve never experienced anywhere else. This allows for more individual care and attention to be spent with each child. You have the benefit of close caregivers as well as stimulating, interactivity with other children. And the teachers are simply wonderful. From caring for an infant (who loved to spit up – sorry!) to learning how to help my toddler get over her separation anxiety (there was a lot of singing Row, Row, Row Your Boat and dancing involved) I always knew my daughter was in exceptionally good hands. And as working parents isn’t that truly what we all want the most? Go to KidsWork and see for yourself, it truly is the best!”

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