Support & Balance
For Young Children and their families!
Ours is a nurturing, stimulating, and accepting learning environment that supports young children in developing social skills, self-confidence, and an understanding of the world around them.
Top Rated Preschool & Daycare Serving Chicago, IL
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Our Core Values
Our Core Values
Taking Time For Teachable Moments
Embracing the Whole Child with Experiential Hands-On Learning
Our research-based approach views children as thinkers and problem solvers who learn through play, exploration, and working together. Curriculum is curated by the teachers for their students.
Supporting All Learners through Differentiation and Scaffolding
Learning Self-Assurance Through Doing
Empathy, Sympathy, and Problem-Solving
Our staff lead by example, fostering the development of social-emotional skills such as sympathy, teamwork, and problem-solving. By introducing social emotional concepts as early as our infant classrooms, we create a culture of mutual respect and understanding that encourages kind cooperative interactions.
Open-Ended Process-Based Learning
Developed Learning Themes and Classroom Environments
Diverse Enrichments Included For Well-Rounded Learning
Your child’s tuition includes language and movement enrichments that give them a well-rounded experience and build crucial mind-body connections. Daily infant/toddler signing in the classroom, weekly Spanish lessons with Ms. Yesensia, Buddha Belly Yoga, and music with Ms. Elisa from Wee Groove, enhance their cognitive development.
A Well Documented Day
Our teams utilize a blend of tools that comfortably document each child’s daily learning activities as well as feeding, sleeping, and elimination information. The use of the Brightwheel parent communication app allows for daily shares of both photos and anecdotal student participation snippets.
Video Camera Monitoring
Video cameras are used to monitor and record our classrooms and other shared spaces of the building. These recordings are available as needed for safety. Knowing the classrooms are closely observed provides parents with additional peace of mind.
Additional Support Available
Nutritious Family-Style Meals
Onsite Secure Playground and Indoor Large Muscle Play Spaces
ProCare Keyless Entry System Keeps Your Child Safe
Full School Day to Support Your Family
Our operating hours are between 7:30am-6:30pm, offering your family consistency and flexibility in care. You can drop off and pick up your child anytime within that range, giving you options to tailor your day to the schedule that’s best for your family. You won’t have to coordinate or pay additional fees for before or after school care, and your child will be with peers and familiar teachers throughout the entire day.
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Our Parent Reviews
Sarah Cudnik, Owner & Executive Director
With a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education, and eight years of primary classroom teaching experience, Sarah has an extensive knowledge of early childhood curriculum and a wealth of creative ideas.
“I grew up in my Mom’s in-home daycare, the original Kids’ Work, and believe that children learn best when they are loved, supported, and provided with the opportunity to explore the world around them. Kids’ Work Chicago was born out of a wish to maintain my career as an educator, have a family, and spend as much time with my children as my mom spent with me.”
Lynda MacHaila, Owner
Lynda’s nurturing personality and hands-on approach towards learning have provided a secure and enlightening environment for many generations of children and parents. As the original founder of Kids’ Work, Lynda has provided licensed care for a little over thirty years.
“Helping children explore and learn in a hands-on environment brings me happiness and I’m committed to the continued growth and evolution of Kids’ Work Chicago. It is here that we’ll learn something new and laugh every day and in doing so, we’ll change the world.”
Kids Work Chicago FAQs
Taking your children to daycare is one of the best decisions you can make for their development. Daycares recognize that young children learn a lot through play and social interaction, so they create an environment where this can happen safely. And with plenty of activities that focus on physical development, cognitive stimulation, language and literacy skills, and emotional growth – it’s a place to help them reach new milestones.
Daycares are designed with safety in mind. They must adhere to strict regulations regarding the number of staff per child, cleanliness standards, security features, and much more.
When looking for a reputable daycare near me, it is important to do your research. Start off by searching online for local daycare centers and read reviews from other parents about the staff, facilities, standards of care, and overall customer experience. Also, use local sources such as family or friends who have had an experience with any of the nearby daycares they would recommend.
Once you have narrowed down your list of potential daycares, it’s important to visit them in person so that you can get a feel for the cleanliness level and safety precautions they take within their facility. Additionally, many providers may offer additional services such as educational activities catered towards children as young as 6 weeks old up until 5 years old dependent upon providers’ capabilities.
Taking your child to preschool can be a great way to jumpstart their educational and social development. Preschool fosters a sense of independence in young children, allowing them to learn how to play and collaborate with other kids at an early age.
Preschools are also designed as active learning environments where children can take part in structured activities that encourage physical activity, creativity, critical thinking, problem-solving, and communication skills. This type of play-based learning gives children opportunities for hands-on exploration and experimentation that is tailored specifically for the development of their cognitive skills. As children work through tasks on their own or with guidance from teachers, they build their capacity to think critically while exploring the world around them.
At Kids Work Chicago, the safety and security of our children are the top priority. We have implemented a variety of measures in order to ensure optimal protection for your little ones.
First of all, we are proud to be one of the only childcare centers in the area that is Fire Marshal approved. Our staff is trained regularly on fire safety, including emergency evacuation procedures, and we also equip our centers with smoke alarms, fire extinguishers, and continuous egress path lighting – just some of the ways we go above and beyond normal standards for childcare facilities.
We also ensure that all caregivers are professionally licensed or certified by meeting state requirements for background checks as well as other legal screening processes. Additionally, all adult faculty members must receive annual health screenings prior to being employed or re-hired each year. Our staff have completed rigorous training through the Department Of Children & Family Services (DCFS) about mandated reporting laws & regulations regarding child abuse/neglect investigations so they can recognize signs quickly should an issue arise within our facility. Lastly, only authorized pick-up personnel will ever remove a child from Kids Work daycare center; parents will need to provide photo identification before their child may be released into their custody at sign-out times in order to maintain proper security protocol!
With these measures in place along with secure building access control systems monitored both remotely & internally throughout each day – you can rest assured that Kids Work Chicago provides a safe education environment that promotes growth through learning & exploration for your precious little ones!
When it comes to supporting your child’s development, daycare centers offer a unique and invaluable resource. At Kids Work Chicago, for example, we understand that every child is unique and requires different needs from daycare – which is why we prioritize individualized attention and activities for all our students. We strive to provide an enriching educational experience that fosters socialization while developing key skills in literacy, language arts, math, science, technology, and more.
Our team of experienced educators creates an environment where age-appropriate activities are tailored to meet the needs of each child. Our programming emphasizes self-expression through art projects; physical activity settings with interesting movement obstacles; cognitive development through puzzles and games; exploration opportunities to discover new things within their environment; free playtime for constructive decision-making; engaging storytelling sessions to stimulate creativity; plus special field trips outside of the center throughout each school year.
We also support communication between families and staff through daily “report cards” where parents can view photos of their children during the day along with detailed descriptions of what they did that particular day at the center. Plus there is always plenty of time set aside so our teachers can discuss any concerns or questions you may have about your little one’s progress or behavior. Once a month we also hold parent-teacher conferences so everybody involved in your child’s life (including grandparents!) can be kept in the loop on how they’re doing when away from home!
At Kids Work Chicago we believe that fostering a welcoming atmosphere centered around growth and exploration will help each student reach their full potential – both socially & academically – as vibrant individuals within today’s world!