Welcome to Kids & Company South Loop Chicago!
Our Learning Environment: This location is located in the heart of South Loop neighborhood at State and Roosevelt. We’re within walking distance of about anything you could ever want, including many of our parents’ homes and work, which is why many of our families walk their children to our center each day. We have eight classrooms that can accommodate over 100 children daily. Each classroom contains educational materials, age-appropriate toys and child-sized equipment to help little ones learn and grow.
Infant classrooms provide nursing areas for mothers, individualized cribs for babies to cozy up in and plenty of room for tummy-time.
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 learning 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
Kids & Company Chicago South Loop
1255 S. State St.
Chicago, Illinois, 60605
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 the Kids & Company South Loop location. I attended Kendell College and received a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education. I have been working in child care for over a decade!
Working in childcare was a decision that I made due to my own experiences as a parent. I knew then I wanted to make a difference in the lives of other children besides my own as I realized the lack of truly educational, high-quality child care options.
In my spare time, I participate in family-friendly events, activities or host some of my own. I also enjoy cooking, reading or having a lazy Saturday with the children. I am a mother of 3 boys (Myles, Christopher, Keith), a girl (Kendra) and a dog named Bella.
Now that you know more about me, I would love to meet you. I hope you come to visit our South Loop center and see for yourself how Kids & Company can provide the right care and education for your child!