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CURRENT OPENINGS: For children 2 and up only! Next infant opening is anticipated in August and October 2024!
Portage Park Kids Playhouse is a licensed home daycare and preschool, located in the Portage Park neighborhood of Chicago, IL. Our child care facility is right off N Cicero Ave (route 50) and W Roscoe St. Your commute to work will be convenient since we have easy access to major roads, including W Irving Park Rd (route 19) and the I-90 & I-94 junction (Kennedy Expressway & Edens Expressway.)
About Us
I’m the owner and main caregiver of this home-based daycare, and I run a nurturing and high-quality early childhood education program. I’m a mother of 3 myself and I have 5 years of professional experience. I also hold a Child Development Associate's Degree and our staff meets all State Child Care Regulations including CPR & First-aid certifications. We also have undergone background checks and passed health screenings, so your loved one is safe in our hands!
Curriculum
Portage Park Kids Playhouse follows the Play-based teaching philosophy and offers creative, educational activities. Our program and activities are designed to develop your child’s language, physical, socio-emotional, and cognitive skills in a loving and intimate environment. Our curriculum is tailored to each child’s unique and specific needs, and developmental stage. We strive to provide high-quality care and prepare our young students for kindergarten. We encourage all kids to learn through play and participate in age-appropriate learning activities such as arts, puzzles, games, field trips, drama/musical theater, outdoor play, etc. We also learn about health, nutrition and much more. In addition to English, I speak Spanish fluently and upon your request, I can teach your child this foreign language (our daycare is not a bilingual program though).
Program
We’re open year-round between 6:00 am and 6:00 pm, Monday through Friday. We can provide full-time and part-time care for infants as young as 6 weeks, as well as toddlers and school-aged children up to 12 years old. We also accept families assisted by the Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) of the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS). We adhere to and meet all the requirements for the Action for Children's Healthy Food Program to serve healthy and nutritious meals. All kids attending our program are provided with breakfast, lunch, and snacks (already included in the tuition). Due to possible allergies, we run a peanut and tree-nut free environment. Thanks for reading our profile! Please contact us through CareLuLu to schedule a visit, we look forward to meeting your family :)

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Taylor S.
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Posted 3 months ago
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we’ve had our daughter with this caregiver after I was home with her for her first year of life. I was very nervous about setting her up in daycare. my husband & I really wanted an in home daycare with a small close knit setting where our daughter could get one on one attention. we have been very pleased with this daycare! she sends pictures & updates throughout the day, she’s compassionate, she’s very transparent about days she may need off or... more
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Carly P.
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Posted 1 year ago
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The boys absolutely love going to this daycare! The owner is communicative and has forged a true connection with each of them. She has always been very accommodating, especially as we are first time parents, and we are confident in her care.
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Deonta H.
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Posted 1 year ago
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The caregiver is the best! So sweet and my kids love her.
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Randi J P.
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Posted 1 year ago
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The caregiver is so kind and attentive with our kids. They have been going to daycare with this provider since they were 12 weeks old and get so excited every morning when we arrive.
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Dianne R.
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Posted 1 year ago
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The owner has been an amazing caregiver to my kids. She is very kind, patient, she is flexible, reliable, very experienced with all child ages, follows parental plans very well. Wonderful person to be our caregiver. I would definitely recommend her. My kids are super happy and they feel safe with her and under her care. Excellent care!
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Sophie K.
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Posted 3 years ago
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Im so appreciative of having my kids taken care of by this provider. I couldn’t have dreamed of another teacher. I can tell my babies are doing so well with her. She created a nice little group with the other kids and it’s a great place for children to learn and grow.
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Megan Y.
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Posted 3 years ago
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This provider is so communicative and takes great care of our baby girl. It’s hard to go back to work and trust another with your own child, but this provider had made the transition much smoother!
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Paul K.
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Posted 3 years ago
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This provider is a super hero. She takes awesome care of our kids and we are so happy to be working with her. Since the kids have started going to their daycare, they seem calmer and sleep better. The social interactions that they have with the other kids is great as well.
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Isela S.
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Posted 5 years ago
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The owner is an amazing person and provider. She has taken care of my boys since they were both 3months old. And really cares for them and it shows. I have been truly blessed to have her in our lives.. My boys just adore her so much.. Just a terrific person all around as well as her family
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Meet The Staff
Owner & Caregiver
Owner & Caregiver
Child Development Associate's Degree
5 years of experience, mom of 3
Home-based
Home-based
Hours
6:00am - 6:00pm
Ages
6 weeks - 12 years
Kindergarten
No
Before School Care
Yes
After School Care
Yes
Accreditation
No
Meals Provided
Yes
Transportation
No
Facilities
  Fenced Facilities
  Library
  Indoor Playroom