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Courtney S.|Chicago, IL

$13-20/hr 9 yrs exp 25 yrs old

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Hi there! I'm a 25-year-old dental student at SIU School of Dental Medicine in Alton who adores children of all ages and dogs of all sizes. I was a nanny throughout every summer of my undergraduate career at home in Chicago (I now live in Edwardsville) and have experience with newborns, toddlers, and school-aged kids as well. I love to be outside, do arts and crafts, and play board games. I have limited availability for daytime nanny positions with my rigorous academic curriculum but I am willing to accommodate weeknight evening babysitting as well as weekend babysitting! In terms of dog walking/sitting, I have had 2 dogs at all times throughout my life, and I regularly dog sit/walk for my siblings' dogs as well. I have experience with the smallest of small (my sister's shorkie, Mia!) and the largest of large (our family bloodhound, Leo!). If you think we could be a good fit, let's chat! I'd love to meet your kiddos and/or dogs!
Reviewed by Kelsey B. 5/5 stars
Our family loves working with Courtney! She is extremely responsible, dependable and responsive. Courtney is great with kids and always has a fun activity up her sleeve. She is very thoughtful, caring and attentive to each child's specific needs. When Courtney is with our kids I know they are safe and having a blast. She is their favorite sitter by far. She is also the only person I know will treat our dogs like her own and they absolutely love her. One of our dogs has leash aggression and we know we can trust her to handle him on frequent walks in the city. Overall, I can't recommend Courtney enough!

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Happy Kids Preschool & Daycare Center

7622 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL

Starting at $185/wk

We are an extraordinary European childcare. We are awarded by an Illinois Excellerate Program. It's because of our warm environment, health and safety of our children, education of our employees (all teachers have Master s degree in ECE). We are not just a licensed daycare.
We offer the best care you can imagine. Our 3 golden rules are: 1. Happy faces, 2. Full tummies, 3. Safe and warm environment. We do our best so children feel like home, because we know they spend most of their day with us, away from home and parents. We hug! We give and receive kisses! We carry children who need to be carried and comforted!
We offer 3 full homemade meals. NO JUNK FOOD, NO SNACKS. Our lunch is as follow: Meat, potatoes, rice, barley or pasta, veggies, milk and fruits. Polish food, huge portions. Seconds always available for children. Soups, pierogis, golabki, blintzes, Polish pork chops, breaded chicken breast... everyday something else!!!!
Education is one of the most important aspects in our day care. We speak Polish, English, Russian, Ukrainian. Our curriculum is aligned with Illinois Early Childhood Standards and based on what children see around them (seasons, weather, holidays, etc). Our daily schedule includes: language, science with ecology, math, art, music and physical education. We offer additional classes of music with piano accompany and art, during daycare hours. We also have a Happy Kids Dance and Music Ensemble.
There is a field trip every month (Legoland, museums, theatres, splash pads etc.)
Our children prepare shows for parents and families three times a year.
We offer annual vision, hearing and development screenings for our children.
Our classrooms are colorful and equipped in interesting educational toys and materials. Playground is safe, very well equipped, age appropriate.
We offer a full year childcare to children ages 2 to 6 years old. We also accept children who are not potty trained, with no extra fees. We accept children up to 6 years old just for vacations and other school breaks (even daily).
We have 2 locations 7622 W Belmont in Chicago and 5815 W Irving Park in Chicago.

FAQs for finding child care in Chicago

How much does it cost to hire a child care provider in Chicago, IL?
Hiring someone on to provide child care services will cost an average of $14.75 per hour as of October 2020. This rate may vary depending on the experience each child care provider has, how many kids you will need them to watch, the age of your children, and whether you need part-time or full-time child care.
How can I find child care help near me? currently has 3,593 child care providers Chicago, IL. You can search for caregivers by their distance from Chicago and by hourly pay rate. Then you can compare their experience, specific services they offer and what age groups of kids they specialize in caring for. You can also read reviews from other families in Chicago that have worked with the child care providers you're interested in.
What interview questions should I ask a child care provider?
You want to find a child care provider that will get along with your kids, but also follows many of the same parenting ideas you have. Structure your questions around how your kids behave in certain situations and what the provider thinks is the best action to take. And because there are plenty of activities to do in Chicago, you should ask questions about the fun things each child care provider would do to keep your kids happy and entertained. Finally, ask each provider about their past child care experience, references from other families in Chicago and if they are certified in first aid and CPR.