Welcome to Kids & Company Chicago Fulton, our newest Chicagoland location! We offer full and part time programs for children ranging from six weeks through to six years.
At Kids & Company, we use an emergent curriculum and learn through play philosophy. We’re so proud of our proprietary programs. They include Pre-Literacy and Early Reading, Art and Exploration, and Munchkinetics (movement) and are specially designed to engage our children in a learning process that encourages self-expression, creativity, coordination and most importantly, fun! You’ll find sign language in our baby and toddler rooms. All our children participate in music, Spanish, science & exploration and creative play throughout our day.
I am Aryna Henderson, the Center Director of Kids & Company Fulton. I have a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education. I have been working in child care for 9 years and I have been working with Kids & Company since 2021. I always knew I wanted to be a teacher since I was 5 years old. I would read to the other kids in my neighborhood and it has always been a passion of mine to pass my knowledge on to the next generation. I have a son of my own who is my world. In my spare time, I love to watch old western and suspenseful movies, workout, and spend time gaming with my son. My favorite thing about the Fulton location is that we are a small intimate center that is fully dedicated to filling every family’s needs. Every staff member has a passion for education and thrives to make every child’s experience memorable. As Director of Fulton, I promise to continue to execute Kids & Company’s philosophy on education and provide a safe, fun and nurturing environment for each child. Thank you for taking the time to get to know me, I would love to meet you and your family! Please come for a visit so you can see for yourself how Kids & Company Fulton can provide the right care and education for your child.
Kids & Company’s Infant program welcomes newborns up to roughly 18 months. Infants learn about the world around them through their senses, so exploration is critical to their development. Nurturing educators support the children while they take in their surroundings, encouraging them to experience everything the classroom offers; be it creative art, exploring with blocks, listening to songs or engaging in story-time. Our infant program encourages children to follow their own established routines, while becoming comfortable and secure in a new group setting.
Kids & Company’s Toddler program is for children between the ages of roughly 18 months and 2.5 years. Toddlers are mobile and eager to explore their environment. As they strive for independence, our educators use an Emergent curriculum approach to learning that supports each child’s individuality. Some of the most important learning outcomes of our toddler program are language development, socialization, self-help skills, and the development of fine and gross motor skills.
Kids & Company’s Preschool program is designed for children between the ages of roughly 2.5 - 5 years. Our educators interact, observe and interpret the interests of our children to encourage discoveries. Our Preschool program provides a foundation for developing greater independence and problem-solving skills; the program integrates new concepts into our children’s world view, promotes sharing and mutual respect, and prepares them for Kindergarten.