Welcome to Kids & Company Lincoln Park!
Our Learning Environment: We are so excited to announce the opening of our newest Chicagoland location directly off Clark Street in Chicago, across from the Lincoln Park Zoo. This location hosts three classrooms providing 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.
This location offers families a boutique childcare experience with less than 50 total spaces and a full service organic Kids & Company kitchen on-site to prepare nutritious meals for students.
Our Infant classroom offers beautiful natural light for when children are awake and ready to play, but a warm and restful area for them to work on sleeping patterns during naptime.
Toddler, Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten classrooms are arranged with centers for children to learn by working together with their peers while developing social-emotional skills with the care and love of early childhood teachers.
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.
Did you know we have camp programs for school age kids? Sign up for a day, a few days, a week or the entire summer and let them explore their communities, stretch their minds and build lasting friendships! Find out more here
Our Center Information
Chicago Lincoln Park
1750 N. Clark Street
Chicago, Illinois, 60614
Monday to Friday, 6:30 am - 6:00 pm
Meet The Director
My name is Denise Herde, and I am the Director at the Kids & Company Chicago Lincoln Park centre. I attended Queens College, CUNY where I attained a BA in Psychology and MS in Child Development with a Specialization in Infancy 0-3 years. I am passionate about child care and have over 15 years of experience. I have always wanted to work with children and I love how they are naturally curious and eager to learn!
To tell you a bit more about myself, I was born and raised in New York, where my mom (Marianne) and sister (Maureen) now live. My best friend and her family live in Queens, New York with my 16 month old God daughter Olivia. I am also blessed with a wonderful nephew Max (14) and niece Sadie (12) who live in Deerfield, Illinois with their parents Josh and Nicole. I love spending time with my family and try to visit them as much as possible!
In my spare time, I love to read and explore the city. I know I have lived in Chicago for over a decade, but I still enjoy visiting museums and discovering new places. I also recently started taking a kick boxing class which has been great so far! I love watching my nephew play hockey and trying and creating new things with my niece.
What I love the most about Kids & Company Chicago Lincoln Park is how we are a small yet powerful centre! We are a tight knit family that listens and supports one another. I am looking forward to seeing us grow over the next few years!
Now that you know a bit more about me, I would love to meet you! I hope you come visit our centre and see for yourself how Kids & Company Chicago Lincoln Park can provide the right care and education for your child.