Ladybug & Friends has several locations around Chicago, each of them providing a welcoming environment for early childhood development with plenty of natural light, vibrant colors that inspire imagination and creativity, and age-appropriate furnishings. Each learning center has separate quiet and active areas to foster optimal spaces for different learning modes, and access to outdoor space that promotes play, socialization, and an appreciation of the world around us.
LadyBug & Friends also has a demonstrated commitment to child safety, with each facility being equipped with a secure entry and every single room monitored via security camera. Between the quality of the facilities and the well-trained, committed staff, you can rest assured that your child is in good hands.
LadyBug & Friends’ nutritional offerings surpass those of many other daycare facilities, as your child will receive an organic breakfast, lunch and snacks that are carefully selected to meet early childhood health needs. In fact, the current daycare menu has been approved by a Clinical Nutritionist and Diplomate of the American Board of Clinical Nutrition, putting your child on the path to develop healthy eating habits that will serve them well throughout their lives.
Every day at LadyBug & Friends (weather permitting) features plenty of time outdoors in the fresh air during supervised playtime on secure, age-appropriate playground equipment. All locations also offer walks to nearby attractions, such as museums, libraries, and parks, instilling a sense of community and an awareness of their broader world.
But what truly separates Ladybug & Friends from other providers is their proprietary curriculum, uniquely tailored to encourage growth across a range of intellectual and emotional areas at an age-appropriate pace. Importantly, the curriculum is designed to be flexible and meet the unique needs of each individual child, with the goal of instilling a love of learning and a sense of emotional and social well-being that will prepare them for the years ahead.
The curriculum is rich with immersive, hands-on opportunities that lend themselves to fun and creativity while also imparting valuable life skills and lessons. This ‘playful learning’ approach encourages self-confidence and self-expression, while also furthering social skills, early literacy, and mathematical aptitude. Collectively, these create a strong foundation for their lifelong pursuit of knowledge.
As with any educational institution, the key to Ladybug’s success is their teachers. Each team member is carefully selected for their demonstrated commitment to providing quality care and education, meeting and exceeding DCFS requirements.
Furthermore, Ladybug is constantly helping its staff improve and grow, offering a comprehensive professional development and training program for all their teachers to ensure excellence and consistency across all facets of their programming. This dedicated approach ensure your child receives the best possible learning experience from a committed staff that is invested in their own learning and development as well as your child’s.
Ladybug’s staff share a deep passion for early childhood development, presenting a positive role model that helps them form positive relationships while guiding them towards good decision making and behavior. No matter your child’s needs, each LadyBug staff member is committed to finding the right approach to meet them.
Finally, all Ladybug & Friends locations feature convenient parking, for easy logistics when it comes to dropping off and picking up your child. Your child’s tuition for Ladybug’s daycare and early education programs includes educational programming, as well as the aforementioned nutritional program and much more. Tuition varies based on whether you choose full-time or part-time attendance schedule for your child, and there is a 10% discount for siblings.