Toddling Their Way
To A Bright Future
Your Little One Is Off To The Best
Start In Their Safe, Happy, Haven
Toddler | 1-2 years | Serving Chicago, IL
Let Your Child Take The Lead In Their Learning
Your little one’s teachers give them the freedom to explore the toys and activities that interest them. They learn through engaging with their world at their own level and pace and love the independence of discovering things “all by themselves.”
A World Of Make-Believe Sparks Their Imagination
Pretend play is one of the greatest early childhood learning experiences. Dressing up, playing with props, and emulating their grown-up heroes is a fantastic way for your child to make meaningful cognitive connections and exercise their imaginations.
Pre-Reading & Pre-Math Start With Art, Music, & Cooking
It’s never too early to get started on pre-reading, pre-math, and pre-science skills. Your toddler’s teachers guide them through activities like art, music, cooking, and movement to teach counting, letters, colors, rhythm, cause and effect, and more.
Your Toddler's Second Home Is Designed Just For THem
Your little one spends their days in a beautiful, bright, sun-filled classroom designed just for them! With plenty of natural light, just-right furnishings, and space to move, your toddler feels comfortable and can focus on the serious business of purposeful play.
Outdoor Play For Epic Motor Skill-Building
They think they’re just having fun on the playground, but you know they are building crucial muscles and motor skills. Your toddler’s legs get stronger, and giggles get louder when they move and groove in the fresh air and sunshine.
Spanish & Baby Signing As Early Communication Skills
Your toddler’s communication skills soar with Spanish and baby signing activities. They learn new ways to express themselves as their teachers tap into the best window of brain development for early language learning.
Daily Check-Ins Via Parent App & Live-Stream Video
You are practically part of your toddler’s class with the PB&J® live-stream service and the Brightwheel™ communication app. You see how your child is doing in real-time and through messages, photos, and videos sent straight to your phone.
Organic Meals & Snacks That Encourage Good Food Habits
Breakfast, lunch, and snacks keep your toddler fueled up for their day. They get nutritious, home-cooked food that encourages them to try new things and make healthy choices. Allergies and sensitivities are catered to, and food is organic when possible.
Cleanliness You Can Count On For Their Health
Daily cleaning and sanitization keep your little one safe from germs while they play and learn. Strict cleaning measures include electrostatic sprayers that zap away microbes and viruses and keep spaces spotless and sparkling.
- INFANT: 6 weeks – 14 months
- TODDLER: 1 – 2 years
- TWOS: 2 – 3 years
- PRESCHOOL: 3 – 5 years
- Restricted access controls
- Fenced-in yard
- Internal-use security cameras
- Teachers with CPR certifications
Hear What Parents Have To Say...
My two year old is learning sign language along with early learning development skills that will prepare him for pre school. I love his excitement about going to school. What joys me the most about this establishment is the Strong Black Owned leadership and the homie but professional safe environment for my child. I am happy and glad to say that Ms. Valerie and her beautiful staff are here in helping me grow my son for his future in this village.
- Leshelle Williams
What can I say about Ms Valerie and the entire University Kids staff! They are consistent, professional, always thrilled to see my little ones! Ms Valerie is a phenomenal Director, and she has created an all star team of teachers that do not disappoint! I have seen the academic growth in my 4 year old who is ready now to tackle kindergarten! My 1 year who came to them a little behind has learned so much in their care! They are an awesome addition to our village!
- Lavell Short Jr
My son is currently attending here and I couldn't be more pleased. We are greeted every morning with a smile. They have an app that let's me track his activities during the day and post adorable pics and videos. The workers are very hands on and loving and professional.
- Chiquta Hicks
My son loves being in university kids the teachers and staff are all so patient with the children. They teach children so many things my son walks down the street like ma what color is this. I highly recommend any parent whose looking for a daycare to attend this one. The staff is amazing. THANK YOU!
- Ashley Bruce