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Address: 1436 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60607

Green Beginnings

Address: 1436 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60607


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Green Beginnings is the brainchild of two eco-conscious public school teachers, based in the West Loop. The program focuses on raising healthy children in a nurturing, eco-conscious environment. The roots of a tree are a perfect symbol of a child’s family, forming the foundation of a life that’s constantly growing.

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For more than 10-years, Kristina Lugo and Katie Darcy have worked together, to make a lasting impact on the lives of children in the Windy City. They have studied and developed Green Beginnings around the health of children.


Kristina and Katie believe strongly that families have a major impact on the health of their children, but the environment is also a factor.


Studies have shown that healthy children are better able to learn and positively respond to their education. That’s why the curriculum at Green Beginnings is focused on the health of the children as well as that of their environment. A foundation of health will have long-lasting and beneficial effects.


The mission of Green Beginnings is to provide a safe, supportive environment where every child is supported and encouraged to develop emotionally, socially, physically, and cognitively.


By using an innovative, healthy, and eco-conscious approach, Green Beginnings strives to cultivate a love and respect for nature in every child. Green Beginnings’ enhances the special qualities of each child. Each child’s dreams and aspirations begin with the relationship built between each family and Green Beginnings.


Through everyday life experiences and interactions, children enrolled at Green Beginnings will fortify their love of lifelong learning, bridging the gap between toddlers and school.


Green Beginnings recognizes that each child has individual needs, and believes that children should develop naturally. All children will be supported and encouraged to reach their full potential.


Moreover, health is the primary focus at Green Beginnings. Health is incorporated into much of the curriculum. The curriculum not only focuses on the health of the child but also on the health of the planet.


The classrooms are divided into five age groups; Seedlings for infants, Sprouts for toddlers, Buds for 2-year-olds, Blossoms for 3-4-year-olds, and Flowers for 5-year-olds. Each program is tailored to help each child to advance within their developmental milestones. The Blossoms and Flowers program focuses on preparing children to enter school, by teaching reading, writing, arithmetic, and more.




Green Beginnings
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Michael S
Michael S
15:53 19 Nov 20
This is our second year at Green Beginnings, and we are thrilled with our decision to send our son there. The owners, Katie & Krissy, are incredibly hands-on and available when needed. All of the teachers are professional, educated, and great communicators with the parents. The whole daycare has a very homey, personable, and family-orientated feeling. We will continue to send our son there as long as possible!read more
Natalie Darcy
Natalie Darcy
15:41 21 Mar 20
When we found out we were pregnant with our first, we did an extensive amount of research on daycares. All signs pointed to Green Beginnings, so we signed our daughter up with a start date right at the expiration of our parental leaves (she was 12 weeks old).The owners are awesome, hands-on, there every day, both CPS veterans, and know every student, their stories, and their needs. The teachers are fantastic as well, our daughter lights up when she’s Ms. Larrita, who runs the Seedlings (Infant) room.We’re so happy we found this place. If you’re debating whether this is the place for your little ones or not or not, stop. This is the place!read more
Allison Arthur
Allison Arthur
04:15 23 Jun 19
Words cannot express how much I love Green Beginnings. My son started at 12 weeks old, and it’s amazing how much he’s grown under the guidance of his teachers. My son’s development plan is personalized for what he needs; he doesn’t follow a generic development template based on his age but is instead given help and encouragement in the areas most needed.But the real value in Green Beginnings is the people. My son’s teachers truly care about him. Katie and Krissy, the directors, are warm, wonderful women who want to best for my son and my family. They know every child’s name and story, proof that each one’s development is important to them. Family events are hosted frequently, and community is a big focus. There’s no other place like Green Beginnings, and I’m so happy I found this kind of care for my more
Laura Mraz
Laura Mraz
13:54 26 Mar 18
My daughter has been attending Green Beginnings since Jan 2018. My daughter loves going, the place is always very clean and all of the teachers truly care about the kids. What else can you ask for?! Best daycare in the west loop!read more
Debo Ganguly
Debo Ganguly
20:26 27 Aug 14
Love this. Happy, Health place where Learing and Fun comes together.My son went to preschool here. The Teacher was caring, competent and excellent in personal more
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