This Chicago location is in the South Loop neighborhood near the corner of Clark St. and Harrison St. Our cozy learning space sits on the first floor of a residential building and is easily accessible by car or transit. Parents travelling by car can use the 15-minute standing zone on the side of our building (on Clark St.) for pick-up and drop-off.
Inside you’ll find large windows that let in lots of natural light, educational and age-appropriate toys, and spacious classrooms where children can socialize and learn. We also have password-protected webcams that let caregivers check in on their children throughout the day.
When weather permits, we bring children to the public park nearby to ride bikes and scooters, play with balls and hula hoops, climb through tunnels and challenge each other to hopscotch matches.
Our 6 classrooms can accommodate 83 children from 6 weeks to 5 years old in the Infant, Toddler, and Preschool programs. These programs are available on a part-time, full-time or back-up care basis.
At Kids & Company, we use an emergent curriculum and learn-through-play philosophy. This means children are presented with learning opportunities in direct response to their individual interests and skills. Our children are immersed in experiences that enhance language, literacy, a sense of music and rhythm, and socialization so that they may develop independence, confidence and a positive sense of self and the world around them.
Children are provided with a hot lunch and 3 snacks each day, catered by our Kidco Kitchen. The Kidco Kitchen is founded on a fresh-from-scratch philosophy and our food contains no additives, preservatives, artificial flavours or colours. Learn more here.
If you’re interested in our Harrison location, please fill out the inquiry form below. You can indicate multiple locations in the comment section if you are unsure about your top choice.
Once submitted, one of our Parent Customer Care representatives will reach out via phone or email within 24 hours (48 hours on weekends and holidays). During that exchange, you’ll be able to ask questions, learn more about fees, book a tour, and find the best suited location 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.