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Debbie's Daycare Home

1650 N Natoma, Oak Park, IL

Starting at $375/wk

*I have 25+ yrs experience as a licensed daycare provider, with fantastic references from long-term families.
*We are conveniently located near North Ave and Oak Park Ave, as well as only 5 blocks away from 2 Metro stations which provide parking.
*I provide all organic meals made with fresh ingredients and produce.
*I maintain a very clean home, which is also pet and smoke free.
*We have a fenced yard which is great for outdoor play.
*Specializing in infant/toddler care.
*We do not watch television, focusing on learning and play.
*Offer a preschool curriculum with important unstructured play which feeds the imagination and creativity, as well as working on early reading and writing skills and preschool concepts.
*Individualized attention is prevalent.
*First level of the home is used, which includes a playroom, as well as the basement which also includes a play area.
*Overall, I provide a very loving and unique environment that will nurture your child socially and developmentally.
*College Educated
**ECE Accredited

My philosophy:
I believe that children learn through exploration and play. Through play based activities, your child will grow socially, emotionally and mentally. I model and practice important skills such as how to handle conflict, how to be a good friend, how to be respectful and how to be social and open to new experiences. I believe in nurturing children through a caring and loving environment that supports the whole child.
Reviewed by Donna D 5/5 stars
Before returning back to work, my daughter did extensive research to find just the right full time daycare for her 9 month old daughter. After meeting with Debbie Muniz and touring her home, she knew she had found the right daycare and couldn't wait to tell me all about it. She was very impressed with how clean, safe and organized Debbie's house was. She really appreciated that Debbie made fresh cooked organic meals since my granddaughter had a few food allergies. She also liked the idea that the children get plenty of fresh air and play in the fenced-in backyard whenever possible. I know first-hand that Debbie does a great job teaching. My two year old granddaughter has good manners, knows all her colors, can count over 10 and is already learning her letters and the alphabet. Debbie also teaches by offering unstructured playtime (no TV) allowing the children plenty of time to play and interact with one another. Developed social skills is very important before starting preschool, and I believe my granddaughter is already prepared. Occasionally, over the past year, I have picked my granddaughter up from Debbie's home and have witnessed the genuine love she has for the children she takes care of. My granddaughter always wants to give Debbie a hug goodbye and says, "see you tomorrow ." It's obvious to me the children really are her extended family, and they feel the same way about her. I have gotten to know Debbie as well this year and love when she sends me a surprise picture or a text letting me know my granddaughter is having a fun day! Most of all, from a grandma's point of view, I love that Debbie has over 25 years of daycare experience. I highly recommend Debbie's Daycare Home to anyone who is lucky enough to have her take care of your children. She gets this tough grandma's seal of approval!

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What types of preschool can I find in Oak Park, IL?
There are two main types of preschool programs you can send your kids to in Oak Park, 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 Oak Park, IL for traditional preschool centers, or private home-based preschools.
What should I look for in a good preschool program in Oak Park, IL?
When you begin looking for preschools in Oak Park, 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 Oak Park, IL.
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There are currently 101 preschools in Oak Park, IL on Care.com and you can filter these local results by distance from your zip code. From there, you can compare between preschool programs by traditional facility-based preschools and private, in-home preschools. Be sure to check reviews from other families in Oak Park, IL who have previously sent their kids to any of the preschools you are interested in.