Providing Positivity, Support, and 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
We are currently open and providing care for ALL families!
We Believe In:
Taking Time For
We place a high value on making time for life’s teachable moments. We allow students to ask questions, inquire, and be creative. Children take the time they need to explore, investigate, and learn in a memorable and lasting way.
Supporting All Learners through differentiation
All children learn in their own individual way. We work to identify each child’s unique style and shape our instruction bringing them from where they are, to where they need to be.
Learning Self-Assurance Through Doing
Developing confidence begins with the opportunity to do things for oneself. For this reason, we give children increasing opportunities for independence in performing self-help skills as they work to become more and more self-sufficient.
Empathy, Sympathy, and Problem-Solving
Our staff lead by example, fostering the development of social emotional skills such as sympathy, teamwork, and problem-solving. In utilizing the Councious Discipline social emotional learning tool, we create a culture of mutual respect and understanding that encourages kind cooperative interactions.
For young learners, classroom activities are packed with creative possibilities and developmental opportunities! We place a high value on the richness of each classroom experience rather than the conformity of the end product.
Developed Learning Themes and Classroom Environments
Based on the interests of their students, our teachers cultivate rich areas of study that engage the children in various themes, topics, and skills. Our classroom learning environments take on attributes of each emphasis, bringing the topics to life for our young learners.
Language and Enrichment
For our youngest learners, incorporating sign language into their regular daily activities offers a means for early communication before spoken language is fully developed. The integration of Spanish within our regular daily routines offers real-life opportunities for our older groups to enjoy and use a second language. Regular yoga with Ms. Cassi, music with Ms. Elisa from Wee Groove, and dance classes with All About Dance makes for a very well rounded learning experience.
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 application 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 at any point for parents to view. Knowing the classrooms are closely observed provides parents with additional peace of mind.
Additional Support Available
Our program boasts additional support staff available for the personalization and attention every child deserves. Additionally, our highly qualified and dedicated administrators go above and beyond to best serve the individual needs of our students and their families.
Nutritious Family-Style Meals
We partner with Healthy Organic Kids to provide breakfast, lunch, and two snacks each day. These, more refined than typical child care meals, support your child in developing a healthy palate while featuring almost exclusively organic and locally sourced fresh fruits and crisp vegetables.
Onsite Secure Playground and Indoor Large Muscle Play Spaces
Children enjoy outdoor playground time each day in our secure onsite playground. Groups also enjoy quiet neighborhood walks and dedicated time for movement and enrichment activities in our indoor multi-purpose play areas.
ProCare Keyless Entry System Keeps Your Child Safe
Your child’s safety is of top concern for us here at Kids’ Work Chicago! Our locations are secure with locked exterior doors and ProCare Keyless Entry Systems that grant entrance to only those with a dedicated family or employee code.
Red Tricycle Award
As recipients of the Red Tricycle Award, we couldn’t be more proud. Readers voted for us multiple years in a row as their favorite Local Business in the Childcare and Preschool categories.
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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.”