Kindergarten You Can Count On!

A Progressive Early Elementary Program

Scholars - Kindergarten | 5 - 7 Years | Serving Chicago, IL

Progressive Small Group Approach

We believe in following your child’s interest and meeting them where they are academically, so they can grow to their full potential. Our small group atmosphere provides ample opportunity for individualized and differentiated instruction.

Safe, Joyful, and Engaging Classroom Environment

Our Responsive Classroom setting incorporates a mindful approach promoting social emotional, self, and group awareness as well as responsible decision making, relationship, and self-management skills.

Fostering a Life Long Love for Learning!

Our program employs Lucy Calkin’s approach to incorporate reading, writing, and phonics, with research workshops . This well founded program allows children to utilize a variety of modalities throughout their learning experience while accommodating for both individual interest and self-selection.

Integrated S.T.E.A.M Instruction

Rounding out our standards based learning program,  is our instruction in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics. Our Scholar’s team creates meaningful context  for these learning opportunities while leaning on programs such as Erikson TEC  Mentors and Erikson Early Math Collaborative.

Focus on Physical Growth and Development

Your Kids’ Work Scholar will have spacious indoor and outdoor large muscle environments to explore while developing motor skills, coordination, critical thinking, and overall physical fitness. Our dedicated on-site outdoor learning environment provides our parents with the reassurance that their child will be safe and secure throughout the day.

Organic Family Style Meal Plan

Healthy Organic Kids catering service provides our growing Scholars with healthy and freshly prepared meals and snacks each day.  We serve meals in a family style setting that helps to encourages development of table manner and social skills.

Extra Curricular Opportunities

In addition to our top notch learning opportunities Kids’ Work Scholars receive supplemental opportunities for music with Ms. Elisa of WeeGroove, yoga with Ms. Cassi, and dance with All About Dance throughout the week. Conversational Spanish instruction is immersed into the natural daily routines of our Scholars students as they learn words, phrases, and songs.

We'll Be Here For Your Family

Our Kids’ Work Chicago Scholars program has been serving families just like yours consistently and reliably throughout the Covid-19 Pandemic. We recognize the importance of providing a safe and healthy environment that our families can count on to be available through even the toughest times!

Consistent and Reliable Communication

Our Scholars staff provide families with daily check-in information through our Seesaw parent communication app.  They’re also dedicated to holding frequent teacher and parent one-to-ones as well as bi-annual goal setting conferences.

Safety Is Our First Priority

The health and safety of our Kids’ Work Scholars is our highest priority.  Staff members are kept up to date on their first aid and CPR trainings.  Our locations are safe and secure featuring monitored and recorded security cameras.  All exterior doors are locked for added safety, and use of ProCare’s Keyless Entry System allows only for the entry of families and authorized staff members.

Our Parent Reviews

"Kids’ Work brought light back to our son’s face"
Kids’ Work provides a warm, safe, and enriching environment that not only accepts but values the unique nature of each child. Kids’ Work brought light back to our son’s face after a difficult experience at another preschool. When I told the staff at Kids’ Work that he still had accidents and wasn’t completely potty-trained, fully expecting to be scolded as we were at our previous school, the response was, “of course he does, he’s only three!” I knew right then it would be a wonderful fit not only for our son, but for us as parents.
- Helena L.
"They share pics of my kid multiple times of the day"
The only place I've visited where I think they take better care of my kid than I could do on my own! They share pics of my kid multiple times of the day and provide a level of stimulation and social interaction that I simply could not do myself. She has already learned so much. I wish I could be there to learn some of the songs myself and splash in the sensory table. One of the best decisions we ever made for our child, and for us.
- David L.
"The entire staff is truly invested in each child"
We started our daughter here when she was 3, and we were so incredibly happy with the experience. She attended part-time, but even though we weren't there but a couple days a week, we felt part of the Kid's Work family. The entire staff is truly invested in each child, and our daughter loved her friends a teachers. The projects and daily play immediately engaged her in and out of the classroom. Our daughter is now at our neighborhood school, but we started our son there. He is enjoying it just as much!
- Alison S.