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.
Our Center Information
Kids & Company Chicago Fulton
657 W. Fulton St.
Chicago, Illinois, 60661
Monday to Friday, 6:30 am - 6:00 pm
Meet The Director
My name is Balqees Hamden, I am the Center Director of the Kids & Company Fulton Location located in the West Loop. I joined Kids & Company in August 2018 and have been in this amazing field since 1998. I worked in different capacities from Teacher, Assistant Director to Center Director. I have held many roles in this profession and loved every moment of it. I have always had a soft heart for children for as long as I can remember. I love watching them explore, question, learn and imagine the world through their work and play. They tirelessly enjoy childhood and it definitely shows through their early childhood years.
I attended the College of Dupage and reached an Associates’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. I have a love of learning myself and believe that you can learn and develop at any age. I have learned from families, children, and other Educators; every moment is an opportunity to learn. I believe that we must all have an open mindset to accept feedback and partner with one another to build a strong foundation for the little ones in our care. I wholeheartedly put every effort to make the center a safe and healthy environment where parents can leave their child feeling confident with our team of teachers rest assured, they will return to find that their child will be safe, nurtured and building a stronger sense of self.
Childhood goes so fast and I love that I get to experience it over and over again — it never gets old! Now that you know more about me, I would love to meet you and your family! Please come for a visit so you can see for yourself how Kids & Company can provide the right care and education for your child.