Happy, Safe, & Learning

Your Child Grows Socially and Cognitively in Our Toddler-Dedicated Environment

Toddlers | 15-23 months | Serving Chicago, IL

Highly Experienced and Caring Educators

With ample experience and educational background, our staff skillfully develop age appropriate learning environments and daily lessons designed to match the growing mobility and curiosity of busy toddlers.

Enriching Age Appropriate Learning

Our safe yet stimulating toddler learning environments provide the opportunity for  well supported exploration and growth.  The uniformity of the daily schedule allows for increased exposure to routine and structure while building in ample flexibility and individualization.

Daily activities that allow such exploration include:

Circle Time - time for stories, music, and social emotional learning

Art Projects - open ended utilizing a variety of age appropriate materials

Story Time- being read to and looking through age-appropriate books

Sensory & Manipulative Work - time for exploration and problem solving

Indoor Gross Motor - movement time helpful in developing large and fine motor skills

Outdoor Play - free play offering fresh air and exercise

Musical Enrichment Opportunities

Music and movement with Ms. Elisa of Wee Groove, yoga with Ms. Cassi, and dance with All About Dance are very special times for our students. Children learn core musical concepts, the basics of stretching, and early movement and rhythm. 

Personalized Classroom Settings

The small-group setting of our toddler classroom is ideal for providing the individualized interaction and instruction these young eager learners need and desire.

Spanish Language Exposure

As these young learners begin developing the ability to communicate more comfortably, our teachers slowly phase out the sign language utilized for support in the infant classrooms and begin providing exposure to conversational Spanish. This happens on a regular daily basis through songs, stories, finger plays, and daily communications. This early opportunity provides a comfortable base for later language study in addition to inciting a love for language learning!

Health and Safety Come First

Maintaining a safe and clean environment is of top priority for us here at Kids’ Work. We follow meticulous cleaning, sanitizing, and hand washing procedures throughout the day. Our visiting nurse consultant provides ongoing support and training for all staff. In addition, our caretakers participate in CPR certification trainings each year.

Nutritious and Well-Balanced Meals

Toddlers choose from a wide array of healthy and age appropriate foods delivered daily by our catering company, Healthy Organic Kids. We encourage your child to explore a wide variety of tastes and textures helping to define a more adventurous pallet.

Added Support for Parents

You can rest assured knowing we have everything covered! For your added convenience, provide diapers, wipes, 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 warm convenience!

Outdoor Exploration

With their newly established mobility, toddlers are right at home during outdoor play. Toddlers might go out for a walk in our strollers, or spend time playing on the playground. Both provide ample fresh air, a fun new environment, and space to move around.

Parent Communication App

We strive to keep our parents connected and informed.  Through our classroom Daily Chart we share information on meals, naps, and diaper changes. Daily check-ins via our Brightwheel parent communication app provides parents with photos and snippets of their child’s day.

Safe and Sound Environment

Our buildings are safe and secure with locked exterior doors, video monitoring systems, and the ProCare Keyless Entry System allowing only authorized staff and parents to enter the building.

Our Parent Reviews

"The teachers are very caring and creative"
We couldn't be happier with the teachers, food, and programming. Our little one has been here since infancy, so we have experienced several different classrooms and have always had a wonderful experience. The teachers are very caring and creative and the kids have days that are full of play and learning opportunities. There is yoga, music, gross motor play time, and lots of art and sensory exploration. The peace of mind that we have knowing our kid is so well taken care of, engaged, and happy counts for a lot.
- Susan F.
"I am so pleased with Kids Work!! "
My 17-month old daughter now goes here (started a couple months ago) and she loves it too! After having both kids in part-time, we are moving up to full-time starting in June. I am so pleased with Kids Work!! A GEM in this city!
- Leila N.
"The teachers also give me such detailed updates"
Kids' Work has given my son the most invaluable gift, the gift of learning! He has been at Kids' Work for roughly a year and he has really blossomed into a little person I didn't know was possible. He is 2 years old and is able to sing songs, count to 20, and knows the entire alphabet. He has enhanced his social skills by sharing activities and toys with others his own age. The teachers also give me such detailed updates that I am just amazed what they accomplish each day.
- Christina L.