We look forward to working with families and helping children reach their potential through an encouraging and nurturing environment.
Our Lakeview East in-home daycare and junior-preschool serves children between the ages of 15 months and 5 years in an intimate group of ten to twelve children and two dedicated teachers. The combination of age and abilities gives younger children friends to look up to, and older children partners to share knowledge with. Our main focus is teaching through art and creative movement. We provide daily outlets for expression and growth including arts and crafts, songs, and dance. Our children learn about themselves and the world around them through creativity. We are a multicultural daycare, and expose children to three languages; English, Spanish, and Serbian.
We help children with age-appropriate independence tasks including potty training, using words, and self help. We teach social skills, from taking turns and manners to sharing and respecting elders. We teach letters, numbers, colors, shapes, and calendar terms through our play-based curriculum. We offer manipulatives, sensory exploration, and dramatic play opportunities. Our special events include science experiments, cooking projects, family gatherings, field trips, daily time outside, and playtime in our in-home play gym.
We work with children 15 months or younger if they are deemed ready to join our program and follow our school routine by asking parents to be comfortable with their child/ren taking one afternoon nap.
Through these early childhood age-appropriate activities your child will learn the foundation of social skills, reading, writing, reasoning, and math skills that are necessary for later learning.
We pay close attention to the distinctive learning styles and various developmental stages of each child in order to foster growth and individuality. At ChooChoo Chicago, we believe that a fun and safe educational setting leads to healthy and happy child development.
Full-Time Program (FTP):
8am to 6pm (earlier drop off option is available at an additional fee)
For working parents looking for a home away from home for their children.
AM Program (AMP):
8:00am to 12:30pm
Ideal for SAHMs that are looking for some social/playtime for their little ones within a group of peers.
Monday-Friday 9:30am to 12:30pm
June 29th-August 28th 2020 (9weeks of Summer Camp Fun)
Daily Activity Schedule
8:00-9:00 Arrival/Free Play
8:55-9:00 Clean up/Hello Everybody (We ask everybody to be here by this time!)
9:00-9:20 Movement (dancing, instrument exploration, yoga, creative movement)
9:20-9:40 Circle Time and Daily Lesson introduced in English, Spanish and Serbian
(singing, finger play, calendar time- days, months, seasons, weather, letters, numbers)
9:40-10:00 Creative Time
(arts&crafts, science projects, calendar- days, months, weather, letters, numbers)
10:00-10:30 Snack Time/Story time (snack provided by the school)
10:30-11:45 Large Motor Skills Development/Outdoors Activities
(playground, library, nature exploration, neighborhood walk)
11:45-12:00 Wash up/Get ready for lunch
12:00-12:30 Lunch (brought from home)
12:30-12:45 Pick up (AMP)/Get ready for nap (FTP)
1:00-3:00 Rest Period
3:00-4:00 Wake up and Snuggle/ Quiet Play
4:00-4:30 Snack Time (provided by the school)
4:30-6:00 Free-play/Pick Up