Welcome to Kids & Company Chicago Fulton!
Our Learning Environment: We are so excited to announce the opening of our newest Chicagoland location! This location provides excellent care and education for children ranging from six weeks through six years. Each classroom contains educational materials, age appropriate toys and child-sized equipment to help little ones learn and grow.
Kids & Company will be offering our new STEAM Academy targeted on fostering interest and developing your child’s love for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math.
Our Programs: 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.
Does your family have an untraditional or rotating work schedule? Not to worry, we’ll work with you to accommodate your needs. We offer flexible child care and early education to help families achieve a healthy and happy work-life balance.
Meet The Director
My name is Balqees Hamden and I am the Director at the Chicago Fulton location. I have over a decade of experience in Early Childhood Education. I knew I wanted to work with children as long as I can remember. I am the middle of 6 siblings and the eldest girl, so I have always had a natural instinct to take care of my siblings.
Outside the world of child care, I have four children of my own; all boys. They are 9, 13, 18 and 22 years of age. I have definitely grown into my motherhood role and am still acquiring skills with each one of the boys as they are all unique in individuality and character. They all attended early childhood centers that helped shape them into the person they are today!
In my down time, I love driving so any trip or ride that I can take I go on! I love to try new things. However, my boys do not like to road trip or even travel much because we rarely did when they were younger! I also love watching movies.
Schedule a tour with me at Kids & Company Fulton to learn more about how my passion for education plays out in the classroom!
At Kids & Company, we work with your family to ensure that the transition is a smooth one. Before your child’s first day, we’ll provide information on what to expect. We’ll create an integration schedule that is right for your child and every day that your child is on the classroom, you’ll receive a daily report that let you know how your child’s day was. You’ll also be able to see him or her on our in classroom web cameras. The Director will even send you an email before the end of the day if your child has a special “wow” moment that day.Learn More
Toddlers learn best in the context of relationships within small groups. There are fewer distractions and children’s activities are more focused. In Kids & Company toddler classrooms, our small groups allow very young children to make connections, form caring relationships, and learn to understand other children.Learn More
Two year olds examine all that they see as they attempt to make sense of their world. In our preschool classrooms, Kids & Company teachers interact, observe and discover what the early preschooler’s interests are and encourage further discoveries by planning activities and investigations that expand your child’s learning.Learn More
Kids & Company’s Pre-Kindergarten Programs are designed for children who are 4 or 5 years old to prepare them for 1st grade. Our program supports learning, play and exploration and the construction of relationships and ideas, while continuing to offer the convenience of full time child care.Learn More
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Kids & Company Chicago Fulton
657 W. Fulton St.
Chicago, Illinois, 60661
Monday to Friday, 6:30 am - 6:00 pm