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    Kids’ Work and Kids’ Work Too provide care and learning experiences for children from age six weeks through junior kindergarten. The research-based program incorporates a variety of educational theories while embracing the whole child and allowing for hands-on experiential learning. Located in Chicago’s North Center neighborhood, both locations offer infant and toddler care, preschool and junior kindergarten.  Learn more at http://kidsworkchicago.com.

What to Ask When You Are Choosing a Childcare Center

You’ve just confirmed you’re pregnant and can’t wait to share the good news. Who should you call first? Your parents? Best friend?

Nope.  If you’re considering group care after your maternity leave is over, the first people you should call are your local childcare providers.

My best advice is to start early, do your research and have a plan B (and C and D!). When I give a tour, I like to ask (but can usually tell) if it’s anyone’s first tour. That overwhelmed look when I say the wo...

Posted on October 30, 2013 at 6:00 AM by Kids Work

Important Questions to Ask When Choosing a Child Care Center

You’ve just confirmed you’re pregnant and can’t wait to share the good news. Who should you call first? Your parents? Best friend?Nope.  If you’re considering group care after your maternity leave is over, the first people you should call are your local child care providers.

In this fantastic, family-friendly city, getting ahead of the game is essential to ensuring a smooth transition from maternity leave to group care. The last thing you’ll want to do with those precious last few week...

Posted on October 10, 2013 at 7:00 AM by Kids Work

A Day in the Life of an Infant at Day Care

Truth:Taking your infant to day care for the very first time is going to be way harder on you than it is on them, but it is still a big family transition.

More Truth: While you are toiling away in the working world, your baby is going to be living the life, playing with new fun toys, painting beautiful works of art, and listening to her friends and teachers sing songs.

Don’t believe it? Let’s do a little comparison of your average working day versus your baby’s time spent at Kids’ ...

Posted on July 31, 2013 at 7:00 AM by Kids Work