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The listings on this page are informational only. They do not constitute endorsements of care providers. Last updated 1/15/2018

 

All Aboard Learning Express

4008 W. Rosemont • Chicago, 60646 • Ages 3-13 yrs. • 6:30am-6:00pm • NAEYC accredited Preschool, Pre-K, Kindergarten and Summer Camp Program • 773-202-0554 • allaboardlearningexpress@yahoo.com

 

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 yrs old‑8th grade. • year-round full-day programs • partial week available for 2 & 3 yr. olds (toilet training not required) • Spanish, art, music • parent/child classes • local/organic hot lunches •Cheryl Lacost, Head of School • 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 • 847‑476-5583

 

Child Care with Confidence

8200 W. Greendale • Niles, 60714 • 6 wks‑5½ yrs • 6:45am-6pm • Year-round • Sharon Millon & Olivia Mowers, co-directors • chldcareconf@aol.com • 847-698-1010

 

Child & Family Connections

Clearbrook Plaza • 1835 W. Central Road • Arlington, Heights 60005 • Serves Districts 62, 63, 64, 65, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71 • Provides screening, evaluation, therapy, & family support for children 0-3 yrs • 847‑385‑5070 • www.clearbrook.org • Referrals call 847-870-2233x6400 info@clearbrook.org • Brenda DeVito, Director

 

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 Center

7250 W. Touhy Ave • Chicago, 60631 • 15 mos.-4yrs. • 6am-6pm • Summer program for 6-10 yrs • Serving the community since 1979 • 773‑631‑3632 • Cindy Penaloza,Director • childrenscampuscenter@yahoo.comwww.childrenscampuscenter.net

 

Children’s Care & Development Center

3925 Lunt Ave • Lincolnwood, 60712 • 6 wks-5yrs • 7:00am-6:00pm • Full-time only • NAEYC accredited • Excelerate Gold • degreed teachers • Susan Fahey, Director • info@ccdcpreschool.orgwww.ccdcpreschool.org • 847-676-8388

 

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 • childrenslearningworld@gmail.com • 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 Centers • 847-998-5657 • www.collegenannies.comwww.collegetutors.com

 

Creative Paths Learning Center

5129 Dempster St. • Skokie, 60077 • 6 wks-6yrs. • year-round • Full & part-time programs • Research-based curriculum • literacy & phonics small group instruction • creativepathslc@yahoo.comwww.creativepathslearningcenter.com • 224-534-7261

 

Cultural Care Au Pair

Flexible live-in childcare up to 45 hrs/wk • Without any discounts, average cost is $1579 per month per family • Lauren McAfee-Boulhais, Consultant • 312-515-0505

 

Donna’s Day Care

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

 

Culver School • District 71 Blended Early Childhood Program

9601 W. Oakton St. • Niles, 60714 • Serves residents of District 71 • 8:30-11:00 M-F or 12:15-2:45 M-F • 3-5 yr. olds with and without disabilities • Speech, OT, PT, Social work & school psychology services as need • Pre-school screenings • Contact Laura Guarraci • 847-470-3405

 

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 • Tuition, special ed, and at-risk preschool program for 3–5 yrs • 847‑745-6439 or 847-745-6487

 

Dreamers Child Care & Preschool

2682 Golf Rd • Glenview, 60025 • 6 wks.-6 yrs. • 7 am-6pm • Full-time and part-time • Ukrainian-American childcare • Our center offers love and learning under one roof • We are a second home for your child, a place of comfort and security • 224-616-3333

 

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

8340 N. Greenwood • Niles, 60714 • 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

 

Emily Oaks Nature Center

4650 Brummel St.• Skokie, 60076 • Preschool Program,3.5-5 yrs, MWF 9:30-11:45am • Summer Camp, 4-5 yrs, MWF 9:30-12 or 1-3:30pm • Yr-round adult/child classes for 1.5-3 yrs. • epeterson@skokieparks.orgwww.skokieparks.org• 847-677-7001

 

Family Focus Evanston-Prevention Initiative Program

2010 Dewey Ave. Evanston, 60201 • Age: 0-3 years • Illinois State Board of Education funded home visiting program. Knowledgeable parent educators provide two home visits per month. Focus is on sharing child development information. We provide support and encouragement as parents work to be their child's first teacher. We administer developmental screenings, facilitate play groups and parent support groups, and set goals with families. • Carmen Francellno, Program Manager • 847.475.7570 ext. 33 • Fax. 847.475.7590

 

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 Knowledge Beginnings

2401 Compass Road • Glenview, 60026 • 6 wks-6 yrs. 6:30an-6:30 pm • Full-day K • Spring break and summer programs 5-12 yrs. • NAEYC accredited • www.knowledgebeginnings.com • 847-729-3498

 

Glenview New Church Schools

74 Park Drive • Glenview, 60025 • Preschool and Kindergarten programs 3-5 yrs.• Full & half day • www.glenviewnewchurchschools.org • 847-724-0057

 

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, 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, 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.kiddiegarden daycarecenter.com • kiddiegard@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 • Preschl 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 0‑5yrs • The Y also offers classes for ages 18 mos & up • 847-410-5124

 

Kids Academy

9233 Shermer Rd • Morton Grove, 60053 • 6wks-12 yrs. • M-F • 7 am-6pm • Before and after school program • Kind. program onsite • kids-academy.info • kidsacademydaycarecenter@gmail.com • 847-966-9007

 

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

 

Lil Chuchus Preschool

7037 W. Main St. • Niles, 60714 • 6 wks.-6 yrs. • 6:45am-6:00pm • lilchuchuniles@gmail.com • 773-732-3025

 

Little Nest Care

5426 W. Devon • Chicago, 60646 • Ages 6 wks-3 yrs. • 6:30am-6:30pm • high quality care in a homelike and eco-friendly atmosphere• “second home, away from home” • Jessie Barnas, Director • info@littlenestcare.comwww.littlenestcare.com • 708-831-4447

 

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

 

Martha Yelenosky Piano Studio

Noyes Cultural Art Center • 927 Noyes St. #222 • Evanston, IL•60201 • Kindermusik classes for ages 3 mo.-5 yrs. • Pre-Piano Classes for ages 4-5 • Kindermusik@Yelenosky.com or Piano@Yelenosky.com • 847-533-9687

 

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

 

Messiah Lutheran Child Care Center

1605 Vernon Ave. • 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 • 847‑825‑3767 • www.messiahchildcare.commessiahchildcarecenter@gmail.com

 

Momentum Performing Arts

8746 N. Shermer Rd • Niles, 60714 • Dance, Music, Cheer and Acro studio • Group & private

instruction for 18 months-adult • Birthday parties and year round camp programs • www.mpniles.comMomentumperformingarts@gmail.com • 815-572-1833

 

Montessori Academy of Illinois

418 W. Touhy Ave • Park Ridge, 60068 • 6 wks-6 yrs • 6:45am‑6pm • Computers, dance, Spanish, piano • c.alderete@montessoriacademyof Illinois.com • www.montessoriacademyofillinois.com •  847-292-1229

 

Montessori Academy of Morton Grove

9320 Waukegan Road • Morton Grove, 60053 • 6 weeks-6 yrs • 7:30am-6pm • Year-Round • Full & part time programs available • Montessori Certified Teachers • Spanish, Music, Art, • Daily Organic Hot Lunch • 847-423-2145 • www.MontessoriAcademyMG.comTanyaGillani@MontessoriAcademyMG.com

 

Mosaic Early Childhood Center/Mosaic Montessori

4023 Dempster & 4700 Oakton • Skokie, 60076 • 6 wks-12 yrs • 7am-6pm • Year-round • Before & after school program with transportation • Academic summer camp • ISBE Preschool for All• NAEYC Accredited • Erum Jumani • 847-675-7030 • www.mosaicearlychildhood center.com • mosaicearlychildhood@ hotmail.com

 

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.us • director‑desplaines@amotherstouch.us • 847‑813-5039

 

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 Park District Bright Beginnings Preschool

6676 W. Howard Street, 8100 Ozark, 8255 Oketo • Niles, 60714 • 3-5 yrs • AM & PM sessions • Classes held 2, 3, & 5 days • Children &tot programs for 2 yrs. & up • www.niles-parks.orgMaura@niles-parks.org • 847‑967-6633

 

Oakton Community College Early Childhood Center

7701 Lincoln Ave • Skokie, 60077 • 3‑5 yrs • Full & part day programs • NAEYC accredited • 

Monique Hudson, Site Coordinator • mhudson@oakton.edu • 847-635-1441

 

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 Road • 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, audio logical services • 847‑723‑4532

 

Poko Loko

5645 Dempster St. • Morton Grove, 60053 • Infant through Preschool • 6:40 am-6:00 pm • Educating & caring for children since 1965 • Family Owned & Operated • Field Trips, Spanish Instruction, Music, Art • Indoor Playground • Summer Camp •  www.PokoLokoChildcare.com • 847-966-8131

 

Precious Child Early Learning Center (Jerusalem Lutheran)

6218 Capulina • Morton Grove, 60053 • 3-5 yrs (must be toilet trained) • 7am-6pm • 1st-8th grade • Summer camp • 847-965-4750 x 2 • Duane Vance, Principal • Vicki Burger, Preschool Director

 

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 enrichment • Sue Johanson, Preschool Director • www.standrewspr.orgsjohanson@standrewslutheranschool.org • 847‑823-9308 x206

 

St. Catherine Laboure School

3425 Thornwood Ave • Glenview, IL 60026 • Pk-3 through 8th grade • Preschool options full or half day, 3-5 days • Before and After school care • Summer Camp Program • Jodi Reuter, Principal • 847-724-2240  • jreuter@sclschool-glenview.orgwww.sclschool-glenview.org

 

St. John Brebeuf Preschool

8301 N. Harlem Ave • Niles, 60714 • 3 yrs full & half-day programs • 4 yrs full & half-day programs •  extended day care, 6:30am-6:00pm • www.sjbschool.org • 847‑966‑3266

 

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. 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. Paul Lutheran School

5650 N. Canfield Ave. • Chicago, 60631 • 3-4 yrs. Pre-School & 5-yr. old Kindergarten

Mark Wickboldt, Principal • mwwickboldt@gmail.com • 708-867-0083

 

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,Half & full day options  • 4 yrs, M-F • Half & full day options • School K-8 • 773‑763-3380 • www.saintthecla.org

 

See Me Grow & Learn Infant and Child Development Center

1345 E. Golf Rd. • Des Plaines, 60016 • 6 wks.-12 years • 6:30am-6:00pm

Flexible part-time schedules • Full time & family discounts • low-cost remote camera observation membership available • highly qualified & experienced staff •

Call Amy 847-813-6892 • seemegrowdaycare.com

 

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

 

Science & Arts Academy

1825 Miner St • Des Plaines, 60016 • Jr. Kind. (4 yrs.)-8th grade • 4 yrs. MWF or M-F 8:30-3:30 • Extended daycare 7:30am-6:00pm • Independent school for gifted learners • After-school activities • Summer camp Jun-Aug • Call or visit website to schedule a tour • Mindy Hildebrandt, Director • 847-827-7880 • www.scienceandartsacademy.org

 

Science Academy of Chicago

501 Midway Drive • Mt. Prospect, 60056 • PreK (3&4 yrs)- 8th grade • Extended care available • STEAM focused school • Affordable tuition • Music, Art, Spanish &PE • Weekly free after school clubs & activities • call or visit our website to schedule a tour • 847-258-5254 • www.saoc.orginfo@saoc.org

 

Sowing Seeds Childcare

Home daycare Chicago northwest side • 6 wks.-6 yrs. 7:00am-5:30pm • Growing happy healthy children • Sowiingseedschildcare.org • lmendez@sowingseedschicagochildcare.org • 773-852-9418

 

Stock PreSchool (CPS)

7507 W. Birchwood • Chicago, 60646 • Pay-based, inclusive Pre-K (3 & 4 yrs.) program for both typically developing students & students with special needs • 5 days, 2.5 hrs/day • AM & PM • Certified Gen Ed/Special Ed staff • OT, PT, SW, Speech, Nursing • 773-534-1215 • www.stock.cps.k12.IL.us

 

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 • 847‑823‑1978 • www.sugarplumtree.netsugarplumtree@sbcglobal.net

 

White Steeple Preschool

5849 N Nina Ave • Chicago 60631 • 3-5 yrs • AM and PM classes available AM and PM classes available • Enriched education delivered with love and care for over 50 years • Whitesteeplepreschool.com • 773-631-3129 for information and a tour.

 

 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