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Local Preschools & Daycares

Assential Therapies Inc

241 Golf Mill Center • Suite 201‑203 • Niles 60714 • 0-18 yrs.• Provides feeding, swallowing, speech, occupational and developmental therapy services • Accepts most insurance plans • 847-699-9757 • www.atmfc.cominfo@atmfc.com

Brickton Montessori School

8622 W. Catalpa • Chicago, 60656 • 2-8th grade • year-round full-day programs • partial week available for toddlers (ok if not toilet trained) • Spanish, Art, Music • Parent/Child classes • Organic hot lunches • Molly Arnoldt, Admissions Director • 773-714-0646 • www.brickton.orginfo@brickton.org

Caralot Home Child Care

229 Montgomery Lane • Glenview 60025 • Ages 0-12 • 7:15am-5:15pm with flexibility • Part-time or full time • Certified teacher provides creative, loving, dependable care • Cara Dolick • caraldolick@aol.comwww.caralotchildcare.com • 847‑729‑1229

Child & Family Connections

Clearbrook Plaza • 1835 W. Central Road • Arlington Heights 60005 • Serves Districts 62, 63, 64, 65, 67, 68, 69, 70 • Provides screening, evaluation, therapy, & family support for children 0-3 yrs • 847‑385‑5070 • www.clearbrook.org • Referrals, call 847-870-2233 x 6400 • info@clearbrook.org • Brenda DeVito, Director

Child Care with Confidence

8200 W. Greendale • Niles 60714 • 6 wks‑5½ yrs • 6:45am-6pm • Year-round • 847-698-1010

Children’s Bright Beginnings

8944 Austin • Morton Grove 60053 • 2-12 yrs • 7am-6pm • Before & after school program • Summer camp • Year-round • Academic emphasis • www.childrensbrightbeginnings.comptB0701@comcast.net • 847‑965‑1003

Children’s Campus Inc.

7250 W. Touhy Ave • Chicago 60631 • 2 yrs-K • 6am-6pm • Summer program for 6-10 yrs • Serving the community since 1979 • 773‑631‑3632 • ccampusinc@aol.comwww.childrenscampusinc.com

Children’s Corner Learning Center

2682 Golf Road • Glenview 60025 • 6 wks-5 yrs • 7am-6pm • Year-round • 847‑998‑1819 • www.childrenscornerglenview.com

Children’s Health Resource Center

Advocate Lutheran General Children’s Hospital • 1675 Dempster Park Ridge 60068 • Free lending library offers easy to understand information on parenting, children’s health & teen health issues • Kathy Smart • 847-723-9484  

Children’s Home + Aid/Illinois Action for Children

Provides parents access to a database referral system to find available childcare • Call 312‑823‑1100 for a list •  State money available to help parents who meet income guidelines pay for childcare • Provides training & support to childcare providers • 847‑640‑9590 • www.actforchildren.org

Children’s Learning World: A Montessori School Inc.

8101 Golf Road • Niles 60714 • 6 wks -2 yrs, 7:30am-5:30pm • 2 yrs-12 yrs, 6:30am-6:pm • Year-round • Gym, swim, dance, chess  • Summer program • Infant & toddler program • Preschool full & part-time • Grades 1‑6 • 847‑470‑0370

College Nannies and Tutors

Glenview Learning Center • 958 Harlem Ave • Glenview 60025 • Full‑time, part-time, summer, and on‑call nannies • Homework help, specialized tutors, & test-prep coaching in your home or at our Learning Centers • 847-998-5657 • www.collegenannies.comwww.collegetutors.com

Diane Brown & Jobina Ponce Home Day Care

5044 W. Howard St • Skokie 60077 • 6 wks‑12 yrs • 6:45am-7:30pm • After-school program • Educational emphasis • Safe environment • Home-cooked meals • English & Spanish • 847‑983-2956 • cell 815-236-2731 • www.skokiekids.com

District 63 Early Childhood Center

Melzer School • 9400 N Oriole • Morton Grove 60053 • Serves School District 63 • Screening center & referral service for special needs children • At-risk & special needs preschool program for 3–5 yrs • 847-745-6439 or 847-745-6487

District 71 Culver School Preschool Screening

Any parent in the district with concerns about your child’s development, contact Rosemary Diamond, 847-966-9280 x1105

Donna’s Day Care

1722 Lunt • Des Plaines 60018 • 0‑12 yrs • 7am-5:30pm • Licensed in-home day care • Full & part time • Donna Duggan • 847‑299‑7996

Edgebrook Community Church Preschool

6736 N. Loleta • Chicago 60646 • 2‑5 yrs • 2 yrs, MWF, 11:30am-1pm • 3-5 yr. olds, MWF, 8:45‑11:15am • Tu & Th, 8:45‑11:15am • Hands-on developmental play program • 773‑631-9759

Edison Park Lutheran Church Preschool

6626 N. Oliphant Ave • Chicago 60631 • 3-4 yrs • AM classes M-F • 773-631-9131 • www.edisonparkchurch.com

Embers Elementary School

2000 W. Sibley • Park Ridge 60068 • Preschool-5th grade • 3 yrs, TU/TH, 8:20-10:30am • 4 yrs, MWF,  8:20‑11:30am • Private school focusing on academic excellence & character formation • www.emberselementary.orginfo@emberselementary.org • 847‑518-1185

Enopi

Skokie Learning & Enrichment Center • 3714 Dempster • Skokie 60076 • PreK‑High School • Once a week sessions • Open TU/TH/F 1‑8pm, SA 9am-1pm • enopi.skokie@gmail.comwww.enopiskokie.com • 847-983-7562

First Congregational Preschool

766 Graceland • Des Plaines 60016 • 3‑4 yrs (must be toilet trained) • 9:15‑11:45am • Extended day option 8am-3pm • 2, 3, and 5-day options • Summer program 2-4 days/wk in June & July • Music & gym classes • 847‑299‑5561

Glenview New Church Schools

74 Park Drive • Glenview 60025 • Preschool program 3-5 yrs.• Full & half day • Before & after school care • Mrs. Rebekah Russell, Principal • 847‑724‑0057 x20 • www.glenviewnewchurch.org

Golf Maine Park District

9229 Emerson • Des Plaines 60016 • 4 yrs • M-F, 9-11:30am • M-TH, 12:30‑3pm • 847-297-3000

Hand in Hand Learning Land

2410 Bel Air Drive • Glenview 60025 • 6 wks-12 yrs • 7:30am‑5:30pm • Licensed home care • Kohl McCormick teacher • Play & project-based • LindaKraft@gmail.com • 847-657-0887

Hynes Elementary School Preschool

9000 Belleforte • Morton Grove 60053 • 3 yrs,12:30-3pm • 4 yr olds, 8:30‑11am • Blended classroom includes typically developing as well as special needs students • Carol Westley, Principal • 847-965-4500

Immaculate Conception Preschool

7263 W. Talcott • Chicago 60631 • Part‑time: 3 yrs, TU/TH,  8‑11:30am • 4 yrs, MWF, 8‑11:30am • Full-time: 3 & 4 yrs, M‑F, 8am-3pm • Before & after school care • Spanish, gym, music, library, yoga, art • www.iccowboys.net • 773‑775-0545

IT Day Care Center

1637 S. Oakton Place • Des Plaines 60018 • 6 wks-6 yrs & 6-12 yrs • 6am‑6pm • Before & after school program • Year-round • Accepts government-subsidized cases • 847-299-8687

Jefferson School/Park Ridge-Niles School District 64

8200 Greendale • Niles 60714 • Serves residents of School District 64 • 3‑5 yrs •  Small class size • Blended program includes children with special needs • Small teacher to student ratio • Speech-Language, Occupational, and Physical Therapy • Information available at www.d64.org • 847‑318‑5360

Kiddie Garden

9130 Golf Road • Niles 60714 • 6 wks‑6 yrs • 6:30am-6pm • Year-round • www.kiddiegardendaycarecenter.comkiddiegard@yahoo.com • 847‑699‑8585

Kiddie Junction Educational Institute

1619 E. Oakton Street • Des Plaines 60018 • 6 wks-Kindergarten • 6am‑6pm • Swimming, martial arts • Summer camp & before & after school care for ages 6-12 • Robin Nordin, Director • 847‑827-5415 • www.kiddiejunction.net

Kiddie Kollege - Leaning Tower YMCA

6300 W. Touhy Ave • Niles 60714 • Preschool 3-4 yrs. Tu & Th 9-11:30, Pre-K 4-5 yrs. MWF 9-11:30 • Swim lessons • Register year-round • Enrichment classes for ages 0‑5 yrs • The Y also offers classes for ages 18 mos & up • 847-410-5108

Kindercare Learning Centers

8650 W. Ballard Road • Des Plaines 60016 • 6 wks-12 yrs • 6:30am-6pm • Full day K • Summer camp • Year-round • 301141@klcorp.com • 847‑803‑9929

Little People’s Montessori School

7500 Skokie Blvd • Skokie 60077 • 2-6 yrs • 7am-6pm • Montessori-certified teachers • Music & Spanish lessons • Open year-round • Summer program • gina.park@att.net • 847‑674‑1808

Logos Christian Academy

7280 Caldwell • Niles 60714 • 3 yrs‑12th grade • 8:30am-3pm • 773‑895‑5452

Lutheran Unity School

5650 N. Canfield • Chicago 60631 • 3 yrs-8th grade • 8:30am‑3pm • Before & after school care •  Provides excellence in Christ-centered education • Jo Ellen Hoffman, Principal • www.lutheranunity.com • 708‑867‑5044

Mary Seat of Wisdom School

1352 S. Cumberland • Park Ridge 60068 • Preschool for 3 & 4 yrs • 3 yrs, TU/TH am or pm • 4 yrs, MWF or 5 days • Extended day options • www.mswschool.org • 847‑825‑2500

Mayer Kaplan JCC Children’s  Center

5050 Church Street • Skokie 60077 • Full day child care • 6 wks-5 yrs • 1/2 day preschool • Summer camp • www.gojcc.org • 847-675-2200 x3520

Messiah  Lutheran Child Care Center

1605 Vernon Park Rd • Park Ridge 60068 • 3 yrs-K • Preschool 9‑11:30am • Extended hours 6:30am‑5:30pm • 2-5 days • Year-round • Parent-tot program • Christian education • www.messiahchildcare.commessiahchildcare@sbcglobal.net • 847‑825‑3767

Montessori Academy of Illinois

418 W. Touhy Ave • Park Ridge 60068 • 15 mos-12 yrs • 6:45am‑6pm • Computers, dance, Spanish, piano, violin • charlene@montessoriacademyofIllinois.comwww.parkridgemontessori.com/contact.html  •  847-292-1229

Mosaic Early Childhood Center

4023 Dempster • Skokie 60076 • 6 wks-12 yrs • 7am-6pm • Year-round • Pick up & drop off from & to home • Before & after school program • State PreK • Family business • www.mosaicearlychildhoodcenter.commosaicearlychildhood@hotmail.com • 847-675-7030

A Mother’s Touch Learning Academy

1666 Rand Rd • Des Plaines 60016 • 6 wks-12 yrs • 6:30am-6pm • Full & part-time • Music & movement, reading readiness, computer, art, math & science • Infant-toddler education • Preschool summer camp • www.amotherstouch.usdirector‑niles@amotherstouch.us • 847‑823‑1020

Niles Family Fitness Center

987 Civic Center Dr • Niles 60714 • Children’s programs for ages • 10 mos-6 yrs • 847-588-8400

Niles Family Services

999 Civic Center Drive, 3rd floor • Niles 60714 •  Comprehensive counseling services for Niles residents, including evaluation, intervention & individual, marital, family and group therapy • 847-588-8460

Niles North Little Vikes Preschool

9800 N. Lawler • Skokie 60077 • 3 & 4 year olds • TU/W/TH • AM or PM programs (3 hrs long) • Staffed by students at Niles North High School trained & supervised by high school teachers • Low teacher-child ratio & reasonable cost • Distribution of applications starts in Jan. • 847‑626‑2071

Niles Park District Bright Beginnings Preschool

6676 W. Howard Street • Niles 60714 • 3-5 yrs • AM & PM sessions • Classes held 2, 3, & 5 days a week • Activities for children 1 yr & up • Various locations in Niles • www.niles-parks.orgLaurie@niles-parks.org • 847‑967-6633

Oakton Comm. College Early Childhood Education Centers

Skokie Campus: 7701 Lincoln Ave • Skokie 60077 • 3‑5 yrs • Full & part day programs • NAEYC accredited • 847-635-1441

Des Plaines Campus: 1600 E. Golf Road • Des Plaines 60016 • 2-3 yrs & 3-5 yrs • Full day program • 847‑635‑1840 • www.oakton.edu/about/ece_center

One Hope United Child Development Center

9375 W. Church St • Des Plaines 60016 • 6 wks-K • 6:30am-6pm • Year-round • Additional centers at 3013 Illinois Rd, Wilmette and 2300 E Devon, Des Plaines • Summer camp for grades 1-8 in Des Plaines & Glenview • Before & after school program in Glenview at Avoca School • www.onehopeunited.org • 847-824-5180

Open Arms Christian Child Development Center

1850 Chestnut Ave • Glenview 60025 • 6 wks-6 yrs • 5 days,  6:30am‑6:30pm • Full day kindergarten • Spacious rooms, new playground, large indoor gym, catered meals  Summer camp 6-10 yrs •  847‑724‑6092 • www.openarmsglenview.org

Pathways Awareness Foundation

2591 Compass Rd, Suite 100 • Glenview 60026 • Provides information on child developmental milestones to parents, teachers, & health professionals • 800‑955‑2445

Pathways Center

2591 Compass Rd • Glenview 60026 • 0‑20 yrs • Screening, evaluation, & treatment center • Physical, speech, occupational therapy • 847-729-6220 • www.pathways.org

Pediatric Therapy Center

Advocate Lutheran General Children’s Hospital • Yacktman Pavilion • 1675 Dempster • Park Ridge 60068 • 0‑teen • Provides evaluation & treatment, speech/language, occupational & physical therapies, audiological services • 847‑723‑4532

Peek-a-Boo Infant & Child Learning Center

8401 W. Johanna Dr • Niles 60714 • 0‑12 yrs. • 5 days, 7am-5:30pm • DCFS licensed • Children grow to become the love they’ve known • Preschool curriculum • Amy Fehrmann • 773‑439‑0259

Precious Child Early Learning Center

6218 Capulina • Morton Grove 60053 • 3-5 yrs (must be toilet trained) • 7am-6pm • Summer camp • 847-965-4750 x12

Rhythm & Beyond

8746 N. Shermer Rd • Niles 60714 • 4-9pm M-Th, 9am-2pm Sat & Sun • Dance, Music, Art. Martial Arts Lasses, Birthday parties, Events for 6 mos age-adults. Classes for kids with special needs-all ages • 847-322-4260 • www.rhythmandbeyond.com

Safari Childcare

1738 E. Kensington Rd • Mt. Prospect 60056 • 6 wks.-12 yrs • M‑F 6:30am-6:30pm • Summer camp • Offer Preschool For All • Flexible rates & scheduling • 847‑375-0354 • www.safarichildcare.com

St. Andrews Lutheran School

260 N. Northwest Hwy • Park Ridge 60068 • 3 yrs-8th grade • Before Care 7-8:30am • School 8:30am-3:20pm • After care 3:20‑6pm • Caring, well-educated faculty, athletic program, hot lunches, parent involvement, summer camp • Melissa Smith, Preschool Director • www.standrewspr.orgmsmithparkridge@gmail.com • 847‑823-9308 x206

St. Cornelius School Preschool

5252 N. Long • Chicago 60630 • 3 & 4 yrs. old by Sept. 1 • 3 yrs, MWF or 5 days, 7:55‑10:30am • 4 yrs, 5 days, 11:30-2:30pm • Before & after care 6:30am-6pm • Values-based program nurturing the whole child • www.stcorneliusschool.org • 773‑283‑2192

St. Haralambos Greek Orthodox Church • Aristotle Preschool & Kindergarten

7373 Caldwell • Niles 60714 • 3 yrs‑K • 9am‑1pm • Bilingual Greek-English component • growing hearts, minds & souls • 847-647-8880 • www.aristotlegreekschools.com

St. John Brebeuf Preschool

8301 N. Harlem Ave • Niles 60714 • 3 yrs full & half-day programs • 4 yrs full & half-day programs • 847‑966‑3266

St. Juliana Preschool

7400 W. Touhy Ave • Chicago 60631 • 3 & 4 yrs • 3 yrs: 3 & 5-day options • 4 yrs: M-F extended day  & after-school care • Reasonable cost • www.stjuliana.org • Katrina McDermott, Principal • 773‑631-2256

St. Mary of the Woods School & Preschool

7033 N. Moselle • Chicago 60646 • 3‑4 yrs • M-F full or half day • Full & half-day kindergarten • 1st-8th grades • 773‑763‑7577

St. Philip Lutheran Early Childhood Center

2500 W. Bryn Mawr • Chicago 60659 • 6 wks-6 yrs • 7am-6pm • Elementary school 1st‑8th grade • Extended care • Summer camp • 773‑561-7566 • 773‑561‑9830

St. Thecla School

6323 N. Newcastle • Chicago 60631 • 3 yrs, M-F, 8-11:30am • 4 yrs, M-F • Half & full day options • School K-8 • 773‑763-3380 • www.saintthecla.org

Science & Arts Academy

1825 Miner St. • Des Plaines 60016 • 3 yrs-8th grade • 3 yrs, Tu & Th 8:30-11:30 • 4 yrs, MWF or M-F 8:30-3:30 • chess, mental math, runaway circus, language stars available after school • Summer camp Jun-Aug. • www.scienceandartsacademy.org • Diane Angelucci • 847-827-7880

Shining Star Learning Center, Inc.

4201-4207 W. Main St • Skokie 60076 • 6 wks-6 yrs • 7am-6pm • Year-round • State licensed • Certified teachers • Nurse on staff • Gym, dance, taekwondo • 847‑933-1288, 847-933-1289

Sugar Plum Tree Preschool, Inc.

1006 Gillick • Park Ridge 60068 • Day care: 18 mos-5 yrs, 6:45am-6pm • Preschool: 3-5 yrs, 9-11:30am •  Before & after school care • 847‑823‑1978 • www.sugarplumtree.net

Zunco Childcare—Shilan Callaghan Home Daycare

7521 N. Octavia • Chicago 60631 • 0‑6yrs • 6:30am-6pm • DCFS licensed • Experienced as a Montessori directress for 20 yrs • 773-575-7063