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Happy Kids Preschool & Daycare Center

7622 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL

Starting at $185/wk

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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.
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Early Milestones

6125 W. Waveland Ave., Chicago, IL

Costimate: $216/wk

(13)
My name is Eva Makris and I am the owner and program director of Early Milestones Home Daycare. I have a Masters Degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of Illinois in Chicago and I am a mother of three wonderful children. My goal as a child-care provider is to provide children with a comfortable and nurturing learning environment that feels just like home while their parents work and/or attend school. I believe that children learn best through play and I understand that a child s play time is essential to his cognitive, physical, social, and emotional development. Early Milestones Home Daycare opened its doors in April of 2016. Our child care provides high quality, personalized, and reliable child care services for the professional working families of the northwest side of Chicago. We are a licensed day care home that operates under a small license capacity, in order to give more one-on-one attention to the children in our care. Our child care meets all the requirements established by the State of Illinois. We are First-Aid and CPR Certified. We use the main level of our house to care for the children and do not have a t.v. in the day care - only toys and educational activities!. We provide two healthy meals and snacks per day. Our meals include a variety of fresh fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. Early Milestones Home Daycare is designed to provide both a nurturing home atmosphere along with dedicated areas for the children to actively learn and play in. Furthermore, we maintain a low teacher to child ratio. Therefore, your child will receive the kind of close attention he or she deserves, nurturing a foundation for development and helping to enable your child to reach his/her full potential.
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Reviewed by Krissy L 5/5 stars
I am very happy with Early Milestone Home Daycare. My son has been going there since he was 4 months old (he is now 15 months) and he loves it. My son is very shy around adults and typically only wants to be in my arms or his dad's. However, Eva is first and only person I've seen him smile and go into her arms willingly. Eva is very gentle with him and we find her very professional. I know my son is safe and happy with her. I definitely recommend EMD.

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What types of preschool can I find in Chicago, IL?
There are two main types of preschool programs you can send your kids to in Chicago, IL. The first is a full-time preschool program that usually works well for parents working full-time shifts. The second is a part-time preschool program where you can enroll your child for 2-3 days per week and typically choose between a morning or afternoon shift. A part-time preschool can be a great option if you want to ease the transition of this new learning experience for your child. You can also check your options in Chicago, IL for traditional preschool centers, or private home-based preschools.
What should I look for in a good preschool program in Chicago, IL?
When you begin looking for preschools in Chicago, IL ask about the ratio of learning time to supervised play time so you can get a good sense of whether you believe your child's needs will be met. From there, ask about what a typical day consists of, what the safety protocols are and how discipline will be handled. Also, make sure to check directly with the preschool for information about their local licensing and credentials in Chicago, IL.
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