West Loop

Our Center

Welcome to Kids & Company West Loop! 

Our flagship location in the downtown Chicago area spans nearly 13,000 square feet and is at the corner of W Randolph St. and Elizabeth St. We are easily accessible by car or transit, and have a 15-minute standing zone for parents to use during pick-up and drop-off.  

Inside you’ll find spacious classrooms with large windows that let in plenty of natural light, educational and age-appropriate toys, and a gross motor room where children can get physically active during inclement weather. We also have password-protected webcams that let caregivers check in on their children throughout the day. 

Our location is proudly endorsed by Eco-Healthy Child Care®, a program that partners with child care professionals to eliminate environmental hazards in early learning settings with the goal of protecting the health of children and staff. 

Outside is a beautiful playscape with lots of materials and equipment that help children meet their physical movement needs. The space is fenced in near the back of the building so that children have a quiet place to play. 

Our 8 classrooms can accommodate 118 children from 6 weeks to 12 years old in the Infant, Toddler, and Preschool programs. For children under 6 years old, the 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 flavors or colors. Learn more here

Let’s Meet! 

If you’re interested in our West Loop 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. 

For a limited time only, registration fee will be waived for families who register and start care by March 31, 2024.

Our Center Information

Address

West Loop
1313 West Randolph Street
Chicago, Illinois, 60607

Contact Information

312-226-4540
chicagorandolph@kidsandcompany.com

Center Hours

Monday to Friday, 6:30 am - 6:00 pm

Meet the Director

My name is Crystal Whitfield Gaines, and I am the Center Director at Kids & Company in West Loop. I hold a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education (ECE). I have been working in child care for over 17 years. I am passionate about working in child care and I am a mother of five myself. I believe in creating a safe, inclusive, friendly, and developmentally appropriate environment where all children can learn and thrive. What I love most about working at Kids & Company is being able to see children meet and surpass their developmental milestones or learn something new, knowing that my team and I played a part in those accomplishments.

Crystal Gaines

Programs Offered

  • Infants
    • day care center

      Kids & Company’s Infant program welcomes newborns up to roughly 15 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.

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  • Toddlers
    • Child learning with early childhood educator

      Kids & Company’s Toddler program is for children between the ages of roughly 15 months and 2.9 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.

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  • Preschool
    • child looking through a magnifying glass

      Kids & Company’s Preschool program is designed for children between the ages of roughly 2.9 - 6 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.

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Nearby Locations

1. Jackson

847 W Jackson Blvd.,

Chicago, Illinois 60607

Call us: 312-465-2275

1 KM from location

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2. Fulton

657 W. Fulton St.

Chicago, Illinois 60661

Call us: 312-877-5571

1 KM from location

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3. Harrison

80 W. Harrison St.

Chicago, Illinois 60605

Call us: 312-913-1234

3 KM from location

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4. Lincoln Park

1750 N. Clark Street

Chicago, Illinois 60614

Call us: 312-600-9497

4 KM from location

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Jackson

847 W Jackson Blvd.,

Chicago, Illinois 60607

Call us: 312-465-2275 Directions More Info
Fulton

657 W. Fulton St.

Chicago, Illinois 60661

Call us: 312-877-5571 Directions More Info
Harrison

80 W. Harrison St.

Chicago, Illinois 60605

Call us: 312-913-1234 Directions More Info
Lincoln Park

1750 N. Clark Street

Chicago, Illinois 60614

Call us: 312-600-9497 Directions More Info