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YMCA Camp Pinewood

Spend time outdoors and indoors as experienced staff lead adventures that promote a healthy spirit, mind and body. Webinars on Tues., March 25 & Thur. April 24. Info Nights on Thur. May 15 South Side YMCA 7pm, Fri. May 16 Lattof YMCA 7pm, Sat. May 17 Indian Boundary YMCA... Read More

Nature’s Farm Camp

An overnight summer camp for kids ages 8-14 focused on outdoor adventure and awesome food. Nature’s Farm Camp happens 100 miles southwest of Chicago on a working farm where kids, grow, cook, explore, create and care for animals. Read More

YMCA Camp MacLean

Spend time outdoors and indoors as experienced staff lead adventures that promote a healthy spirit, mind and body. Bring a Friend to Camp Day on Sun., April 13, 12:30-5pm. Tour Camp Weekend on June 14 ? 15. Information Nights: Indian Boundary YMCA, 711 59th Street, Downers Grove on March... Read More

Larson’s Family Farm

Pick your own pumpkins and Christmas trees and board your horses year round. In the fall, you will find gourds, squash, and fall harvest decorations, hayrides and bonfires. In the winter, cut your own Christmas tree, purchase one of our handmade evergreen wreaths or lengths of roping. At this... Read More

Park Ridge Park District Preschools

Park Ridge Park District Preschool Under the guidance of our exceptional teachers, hands-on daily activities are designed to promote each child’s physical, creative, cognitive, social, and emotional growth. Best of all, with such a wonderful start in a nurturing, stable and loving environment, our young students gain a solid... Read More

Compass School, The / Naperville North

Outstanding Reggio-Inspired philosophy & degreed teachers. Offering infant, toddler, preschool, kindergarten, afterschool, & summer camp programs. Visit www.TheCompassSchool.com for more information. Two convenient locations in Naperville: North: Corner of Hobson Rd. & Naper Blvd., 1128 Compass Ct., 630-983-9190 South: Corner of Rt. 59 & 95th St., 3040 Reflection Dr.,... Read More

Bright Horizons Chicagoland

At Bright Horizons, we understand that your child’s education and care is a priority and that choosing the right program is a big decision. Our early education programs and schools include world-class curriculum and knowledgeable child development professionals that meet the needs of children at every age and stage.... Read More

Deerfield Park District Preschool

Deerfield Park District Preschool is an early childhood education and recreation program located at Jewett Park Community Center. The Program offers activities for children ages 2-1/2 through 5 years of age. Read More

Kiddie Junction Educational Institute

Serving children 6 weeks to 12 years, 6AM-6PM. Nationally accredited early care & educational program for children ages 6 weeks through 12 years. Small teacher to child ratio & a private Kindergarten. Read More

Shepherd’s Flock Child Care

Professional child care & developmentally appropriate education for ages six weeks to five years. Intergenerational activities bring children & seniors together. Quality educational, social, emotional, spiritual & physical care in a play based environment. Read More

Buffalo Grove Montessori School

Programs for infants through kindergarten. Looking for a great start? Children enrolled in our program are carefully guided and encouraged to participate in a wide range of experiences. Come visit! Read More

Park Center Preschool

Park Center Preschool gives your child the tools needed for success. We are guided by the learning-through-play philosophy, giving children the opportunity to explore, discover, problem solve and build self-esteem. Read More

Elk Grove Park District Preschool

For over 40 years, we have had the pleasure of providing an outstanding early childhood education based on the Illinois Early Childhood Learning and Development Standards. Our well-educated staff has a combined 200 plus years of experience. We also have teachers that specialize in music and physical education. Read More

Naperville Park District Preschool Programs

Play-based program and environmentally-based program both focus on traditional kindergarten readiness learning and age-appropriate activities in preparation for the next level of education. Sunny Days Preschool is offered at a variety of locations. Our hands-on, focused learning programs emphasize individual growth, self-esteem and meeting the preschool learning needs of... Read More

Saint Ignatius College Prep

Saint Ignatius College Prep, a Jesuit Catholic school in the heart of Chicago, is a diverse community dedicated to educating young men and women for lives of faith, love, service and leadership. Through outstanding teaching and personal formation, the school challenges its talented student body to intellectual excellence, integrity,... Read More

Latin School of Chicago

Latin has continually redefined excellence in liberal arts education for our changing world. Our vision for today and beyond challenges us to make learning even more personal, inquiry-based and inclusive for every member of the Latin community–all Latin learners. We understand–and research proves–that the most effective, most compelling learning... Read More

Chicago Waldorf School

Learn more about this unique K-12 school that has forged a unique blend of progressive and traditional teaching methods that achieve impressive results. The hands-on, active learning approach addresses the needs of the whole child?intellectual, social, moral?and educates students to meet the world with purpose, gratitude and respect. Chicago... Read More

Compass School, The / Naperville South

Outstanding Reggio-Inspired philosophy & degreed teachers. Offering infant, toddler, preschool, kindergarten, afterschool, & summer camp programs. Visit www.TheCompassSchool.com for more information. Two convenient locations in Naperville: North: Corner of Hobson Rd. & Naper Blvd., 1128 Compass Ct., 630-983-9190 South: Corner of Rt. 59 & 95th St., 3040 Reflection Dr.,... Read More

St. Mary of the Annunciation School

St. Mary of the Annunciation School offers 3 & 4 year-old preschool through grade 5. Through our strong academic program and faith formation, we prepare students for high school, college and beyond. Read More

Field Museum

From dinosaurs and mummies to exclusive special exhibitions, you’ll never run out of things to explore at The Field Museum! The Field Museum fuels a journey of discovery across time to enable solutions for a brighter future rich in nature and culture. Read More

Chicago Children’s Museum

Create your won experience with the many ways to play. Each exhibit has something to offer even the youngest visitors. Hours Every Day: 10 am-5 pm Thursday: 10 am-8 pm (Play Late Thursdays 4-8 pm) Member Mornings (for Chicago Children’s Museum members only): Friday-Sunday 9-10 am Special Hours Early closings: January 24... Read More

Dunn Museum

Entertain your brain at this museum featuring interactive exhibits on Lake County history, and the history of picture postcards. Special rotating exhibits on pop culture, history and art are also featured year round. Summer Camps Enjoy adventures in nature, art, fishing, history and much more. Our Summer Camps are... Read More

The Civil War Museum

Through life-size dioramas and interactive exhibits, the museum explores the personal stories of the people of the upper middle west before, during and after the Civil War. Centered in the main exhibit, Seeing the Elephant, the high tech 360-degree digital movie experience, thrusts viewers into the middle of a... Read More

Burpee Museum of Natural History

Explore the natural world. Dinosaurs, rocks and minerals, Native American cultures, and a fossil prep viewing lab-visit us today! Burpee Museum has four floors of modern exhibits. Exhibits are specimen based, with strong interactive and educational components. The first floor is dedicated to paleontology; take a walk through time... Read More