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
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.
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
School Age Programs
Select Kids & Company locations offer after school programming for children ages 6-12 (Grades 1 – 6). Whether you have a younger child attending a Kids & Company location and you’d like the convenience of picking up your children in the same location or you’d like an afterschool program that’s run by trusted educators, Kids & Company School Age programs may be right for your child.Learn More
This summer Kids & Company will have special coordinated and organized activities for children participate in with themes ranging from Blast into Outer Space to Kid-Camping. We are very excited to introduce children in our program and guest visitors to join in these exciting activities throughout the summer. The program begins in June and runs eight consecutive weeks.
Call the Kids & Company center of your choice to book your day(s) or week of fun or call (480) 707-7259Learn More
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Our Center Information
Chicago Lincoln Park
1750 N. Clark Street
Chicago, Illinois, 60614
Monday to Friday, 6:30 am - 6:00 pm