Junior Kindergarten | 4-6 years | Serving Chicago, IL
Hands-On and Blended Curriculum
Our teachers utilize Teaching Strategies Creative Curriculum in creating an experiential hands-on learning environment that incorporates the “best-of” Waldorf, Montessori, and Reggio Emilia philosophies to build on the strengths of each child and support development through both spontaneous learning opportunities and predictable routines.
Spanish Language Integration
Young minds are designed for language acquisition making early childhood a great time for learning a second language. From our toddler program straight through to Junior-Kindergarten, our teachers plan for and incorporate exposure to both conversational and environmental Spanish throughout the day. This provides a base for future language development and a strong love of culture.
Reading and Writing Readiness
Both independent and shared reading/writing experiences provide daily authentic and integrated language arts readiness exposure. Learning Without Tears provides cross curricular hands-on structured exposure to handwriting and language arts concepts.
Creativity And Artistic Expression
Regular music classes with Ms. Elisa from Wee Groove, dance classes with All About Dance, and yoga with Ms. Cassi place an emphasis on creativity and self-expression. Open ended art allowing for choice and individuality help children to see the value in their ideas and effort while boosting self esteem and pride.
Highly Interactive Math and Science
Teaching Strategies Creative Curriculum provides our educators with the road map and age appropriate learning objectives to create a hands-on experiential learning environment that encourages a love for exploration and problem solving necessary for future math and science success.
Nutritious, Organic Meal Program
Kids’ Work partners with Healthy Organic Kids catering to provide a complete meal program. Meals are well balanced and packed full of fresh fruit and crisp, local vegetables. Their refined meal plan helps provide exposure to different tastes and textures supporting your child’s love for healthy eating!
Added Support for Parents
We’ll take care of the little things, so you don’t have to. We provide ointments, lotion and sunscreen! We’re also proud to now be offering weekly family meal pick-ups from our catering company, Healthy Organic Kids, for your take and warms convenience!
Computer Literacy Time
Our Junior-Kindergarten program includes an age-appropriate technology component that teaches children how to navigate the basic aspects of a computer as well as teaching beginner skills of computer use.
Consistent Updates and Communication
We know that parents want to feel informed when it comes to their child’s day. In addition to our classroom Daily Chart, which keeps track of your child’s eating, bathroom, and sleep routines, we also utilize the Brightwheel parent communication app to share fun photos and anecdotal snippets of your child’s day!
Plenty of Exercise and Play
We’re incredibly lucky here at Kids’ Work to have a private onsite secure playground facility. Our Junior-Kindergartners get plenty of fresh air and exersize during their multiple outdoor playtime sessions and walks on our peaceful neighborhood streets. Playtime within our indoor large-muscle space is yet other examples of the fun opportunities our students have to move and develop physically.
Security Measures for Your Child’s Safety
Rest easy knowing that your child is safe and secure on our grounds. Our locations feature monitored and recorded security systems. All exterior doors are locked at all times and the ProCare Keyless Entry System allows for the entrance of authorized family members and employees only .
Our Parent Reviews
"Look no further. Kids' Work Chicago is as good as it gets"
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.
- Melissa B.
"The teachers at KWC are, without exception, warm and loving"
I send my two kids to Kids' Work Chicago and am so happy with the care, education, and experiences they receive. It makes the life of a working parent so much easier to know that their children are well-taken-care-of and Kids' Work has given me that peace-of-mind. The teachers at KWC are, without exception, warm and loving.
- Rachel W.
"The administrators and teachers are wonderful"
We have been a part of the Kidswork family since 2010, and love it. The administrators and teachers are wonderful, and truly love my children. My husband and I refer to Kidswork as "school" not daycare, due to the outstanding early childhood education they provide. Our oldest is now in Kindergarten and is thriving.
- Laura G.