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In business since: 2001
Total Employees: 2-10
Awards & Accreditations
-Child Development AS Degree
-Gateways Early Childhood Education Certificate
-Gateways Kindergarten Specialist
-NAFCC Accreditated since 2011
-Illinois ExceleRate Silver Circle of Quality
-Joliet Area AEYC Children's Champion
-Joliet Area AEYC Limit Is the Sky! Award
-Will County Childcare Association Woman of the Year

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Program Details

Child Care Center/Day Care Center
Preschool (or Nursery School or Pre-K)
Additional Details
Emergency backup care
Summer care / camp
Special needs care
Developmental (Play-Based)
Reggio Emilia
Sign Language (ASL)
Teacher/Student Ratio:
Program Capacity:

Cost & Availability

Class Type Rate Rate Type Availability *
Infant $ 70 per day 1
Toddler $ 60 per day 2
Preschool $ 55 per day 4
Pre-K $ 55 per day 5
School-Age $ 50 per day 0
All Ages $ 50 per hour --
*availability last updated on 08/13/2020
Full Time (5 days/wk)
Extended Care (Before School)
Extended Care (After School)
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Ratings & Reviews

( 17)
Jennifer J
My children love MLH! My youngest is enrolled in the pre-k program with Ms. Kera and already knows his alphabet, some sight words, colors, numbers, some Spanish and ASL! They get to work on computers (which he loves), and have a new Lego corner and reading nook. My two older ones are in school and periodically go to MLH and enjoy the kids their age, playing games, going to the parks, field trips, and they even have responsibilities while they are there. Definitely recommend to families with children of all ages!
Beth D
Kera really worked with me until my CCR kicked by reducing my weekly fee to an affordable price! My son loves going there and I feel comfortable leaving him there. He has a speech impediment, but he has been speaking more clearly recently and I think it's because she takes extra time and works with him. I would recommend MLH to a friend!
Frank C
The academic environment is exceptional. The staff continually works with the children, helping, encouraging, and challenging their academic abilities. The atmosphere is one of care and concern as well as fun. There are well chaparoned field trips and I have never visited the center without seeing the children happy and well cared for. This last observation is the most important. The children are treated as individuals with the utmost affection. I highly recommend this center to any parent or grandparent looking for a safe nuturing environment for their children.
Debbie S
My 2 children have been attending MLH for 4 years. In the 4 years both of my children have learned a number of things developmentally. Both of my children have grown into eager learners and are excited about school work. They love going each day and come home happy waiting to share and talk about the things they did that day. MLH provides children with a comfortable learning environment where the children have fun.
Jodi C
My two girls have been going to MLH for nearly three years. They look forward to it everyday. MLH provides more than a daycare to watch your children, it is an educational center. My girls come home showing off everything they've learned, from speaking in Spanish, talking in sign language or excelled math problems. I ask them if they learned this in school & they say, no, Kera's house. MLH is convenient, flexible & economical. MLH is not only my first choice, but the best choice!
Mark A
My children have been going to MLH for over3 years, they love it there, they are always telling me about what they have done and showing me different things they have learned. not only does MLH help the children they also help us parents out as well, they offer after school program for the schol- age children, MLH is open all year and runs a Summer program. and for the parents they offer us a PARENTS-NIGHT-OUT !!! they provide the food, drinks, and Movie for the kids at a low cost, and that really comes in handy when me and my wife wont a night.
Nannette W
I love taking my children to MLH, they have a daily routine that creates an environment where children can experience a variety of activities. my children have been expose to social skills, mathematics, and language skill, they explore with books, letters, rhymes and story telling as well as sign language and spanish. all-in-all MLH is the best place to bring your children. Go- and- see- for -yourself!
Abraham A
This daycare is very good for kids of ages 12 and under, I am currently a neighbor of this daycare. I know the people quiet well. The kids have lots of fun and also learn a lots of new things. The daycare provides math, writing, sign language, and much more. But the kids don't sit around all day, they have more than an hour of play time, they also have nap time, and the kids also make art projects! This daycare is great, which is why i give it a 5 star.
Maxine N
Kera is a dedicated childcare provider who structures daily early learning development for her students, encompassing social, emotional, and educational values of the highest accord.
Wesley N
Kera has been taking care of children for as long as I've known her and doing a phenomenal job. She used to babysit my sister and now that my sister has 3 little girls, she sits for them as well. She has a unique ability to help kids solve problems and encourage them to work together so they develop relationships and learn to cooperate, early on.
I am a staff of this establishment in the summer and a family member. I go to school at 6:25 and wake up at 6:30,the only reason I get up a 5:30 is because of my mother. she is the best mom and kid would love to have.she wakes me up when I can't get up even though ,she has to get everything in order before the kids come. ans she still finds time on top help me at night, with projects she makes it so good that my teachers just smile, and congraduate me. Shes very smart she has a high GPA of 4.0 and, goes to college to keep reciving money to get a building for MLH, and get up to date with the requirments. She takes care of 22 children with her staff which, are great and have been with us for four years. their family to us now ,and we trust them very mach. also she helps the parents make there own company or, help them think about how to get them money." u see she looks out for everyone no matter what" she is like childerns second mom and, heart and soul of the MLH.
Todd C
My two children, Chloe 10 and Kaylee 5, have been in Kera's care for 2 years and I am very pleased with how she has nurtured them and helped them grow in such a short period of time. She is always looking for ways to improve and expand her facility for the good of the childern. I recently had to undergo shoulder surgery and was unable to work or drive for 8 weeks. Kera took it upon herself to make sure my childern got to and from school everyday while I was rehabilitating. I don't just consider her my childerns daycare provider, I consider her a very close friend. You won't get that kind of personal commitment just anywhere. I highly recommend a private consultation to find out for yourself.
Jennifer L
MLH has a wonderful curriculum in place for children of all ages. Ms. Kera works well with all levels of learning. Children are well cared for at MLH where they learn academically as well as socially. I highly recommend MLH to anyone who asks.
Katrina W
My children have been attending here for almost 3 years now and they still enjoy going every day. Ms. Kera is great with all 6 of my kids including one with autism. MLH provides a great learning environment for the younger children and Ms. Kera also has helped the older children improve their grades at school. Ms. Kera is a very loving person who shows care and patience to all the children. MLH is a fantastic center where I always feel good leaving my children knowing they are being well cared for.
Stephanie A
It can't be put into just one sentence, but MLH's is the best daycare in town I have been taking my daughter there since she was an infant. And I must say she has learned so much since she has been going there. Mrs. Kera makes learning fun and she has so many differen't activities for the children to do that is geared towards their age. My daughter was having some trouble with reading, but she actually took her aside and worked with her separately. I really appreciate everything she does for my daughter and I. I must say she really is the best you can get.
Tracey C
Where to start? There are so many great things to say about MLH it's difficult to know where to begin. I was in a pinch when I needed to place my kids in daycare. MLH came highly recommended from a mother at my children's school. As soon as I walked into the place I knew I wanted my kids to go there. Everything is centered on the needs of the children. There are computers for use by the kids as well as a full library of educational software.
As a parent who works full time, it is important that where my kids go before/after school be like a home away from home. I am happy knowing that the values I wish to instill in my kids are emphasized at MLH. It is a safe environment that I am comfortable having my kids spend their time in. The director, Kera Lewis, is always looking for new and exciting ways to engage the kids. My kids never feel overstimulated and are always eager to learn. It is the first place that my kids actually get impatient waiting to go.
This is Mrs.Kera's oldest child at Mother's Little Helper Daycare. I just want to tell everyone she is the best you can get.During the school year while all the big kids go to school and the preschoolers stay at the daycare,she works with them and helps them with there hand writing,spelling,reading,but the best part is she makes it fun and all the kids love her! Mrs.Kera even gives the older kids homework just so all of us can get better. She teaches us spanish and sign language. She has all these educational fun videos.She has DVD's that are called signing time to help the really little ones learn.She can watch all ages of kids! She is very understanding..... And when the kids are being bad she does put them on punishment. She isn't one of those people that say "its okay" when it's not. Mrs.Kera is the best you won't find anybody like her. :)
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