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Daycare Center

The Chestnut Tree Organic Home-daycare

3612 Fairview Avenue, Downers Grove, IL 60515


PLEASE NOTE: I'm not accepting Subsidized Tuition from the State of Illinois at the present time.

My name is Emily Marx and I'm offering a unique, one in a million Home Daycare to children 4 weeks to 12 years of age. My hours are 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

I'm proud to have the only Daycare in all Chicagoland to offer a
100% Organic Menu. I am a Natural Foods Chef &
Pastry Chef & have a passion for sharing healthy cooking with children!

I have taught Kindergarten at a Waldorf School and offer my talents as an Artist, (Painting & Ceramics) teaching the children through our weekly Art Classes. I fire the children's clay artwork at a nearby Pottery studio in Wheaton.

"Key Words" describing my Daycare:

Very loving, gentle, fun, silly, patient, lots of personal attention and sincere love. I feel we create a loving family within our home Daycare, allowing the children to feel very comfortable and inspired to unfold and become the wonderful little people that they are from exploring the many classes, activities and free play each day. Lots of holding, loving and singing to babies and one on one.

W E E K L Y C L A S S E S O F F E R E D:
Music Class
3 x weekly & daily.
Singing songs, musical instruments, making instruments. Marching and singing with our instruments inside and then outside into the very large yard.

2 x weekly
A Variety of different mediums: Water colors, Tempera, even homemade Paints and Finger Paints for beautiful seasonal Crafts.
Collages, Stained glass designs, real Clay, homemade Play-Doh, German Block Crayons, Cray-pas, Chalk and Vegetable Inks we make ourselves. Paper, Clay & Fabric for basic sewing projects.

Kitchen Crafts:
2x weekly
Each week: We grind our grains into flour and mix, knead and shape loaves of bread, make cookies, chaussons , savory pocket pies, homemade Soups, Stews and vegetable and fruit dishes.
Being a Natural Foods Chef & Pastry Chef, I am excited to make recipes with the children for all the Seasonal Holidays and parties we celebrate and everyday meals.

Preschool Program:
Alphabet, Numbers, Science, Math, Speech Class, Social Development, Penmanship, Free Form Expression, Imagination & Dramatic Arts.

Enjoyed Daily. We have a very large back yard for running, tumbling, soccer, catch, chasing bubbles, a swing set, 2 sandboxes, 3 slides. and picnic tables.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Happy Summer,
Emily Marx

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3612 Fairview Avenue, Downers Grove, IL 60515

Center Highlights


In-home/family day care


Preschool (or nursery school or pre-k)


Emergency backup care

Summer care / camp




7:00 AM - 5:30 PM


7:00 AM - 5:30 PM


7:00 AM - 5:30 PM


7:00 AM - 5:30 PM


7:00 AM - 5:30 PM






Age Range
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1 - 11 months

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1 - 3 years

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4 - 5 years

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6 - 11 years

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12 - 17 years

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