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Big Thinkers Program (Must be Potty-Trained):

We have one small mixed-aged classroom designated for children ages 3-6 years old for peer learning and teaching. Monday through Friday, 3 & 4 year olds attend 8:30 a.m. -11:45 a.m. and 5 & 6 year olds bring a lunch and stay until 1:00 p.m. for additional enrichment to prepare for primary grades in an engaging developmentally appropriate way for young children. We have free choice time, morning meeting, learning centers, fun fitness, music & movement, and/or brain breaks, mindfulness, snack, small and large group work, and weekly specials that change daily. 

Due to limited capacity, we only offer five day slots. Your child can attend less than five days, but must pay full-price to secure your spot at the Play Lab. This is to ensure we can maintain our small class-size and cover overhead expenses and secure a highly qualified teacher and staff that will provide our students with high-quality early childhood education and care.



Does your child miss the CPS September 1st cut-off date for  Preschool and Kindergarten, but you would love for your child to be engaged in a fun and developmentally appropriate way by an Award-Winning State Certified Teacher specializing in Early Childhood Education (B-8 years old) ?  The Play Lab Preschool & Kindergarten promotes learning through play and hands-on learning, utilizes authentic assessments, developmental checklists, and Illinois Learning Standards to meet children where they are, while also preparing them with the 21st Century Learning Skills they'll need for future success. 
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."      
-Nelson Mandela
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