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Address: 2151 W Armitage Ave Chicago, IL 60647

Nook Daycare

Address: 2151 W Armitage Ave Chicago, IL 60647

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Nook Daycare is well known for its small, low-capacity daycare philosophy, emphasizing individualized care and attention. With several locations around the city, Nook is often in high demand for parents seeking a caring, eco-friendly environment for their very young child.

At a glance

Neighborhood
Bucktown
$$$ - Moderate

Description

The Nook Daycare is a place where children, parents, and teachers come together to instill a love of learning in each child. It’s an individualized learning experience in a clean, inviting, eco-friendly environment.

 

The staff and administrators at the Nook Daycare Center believe early childhood is a time for exploring, discovering, and creating oneself. It’s a time to meet the world through hands-on experience. Most importantly, it’s a time for being cherished as a unique individual. With our low student-teacher ratios, the programs at Nook can be very individualized. 

 

The Nook Daycare Center is committed to the belief that every child can achieve, and that the first five years of life is the time to learn how to learn. Nook has crafted the perfect place for your child to grow and blossom. The carefully selected staff work together to give your child whatever is developmentally appropriate, helping them to achieve their fullest potential. 

 

Play is the way very young children learn. At Nook, the children refine not only their gross-motor and fine-motor skills, but also their cognitive, social, emotional, and language skills. There are plenty of toys, materials, and play equipment for enriching activities both indoor and outdoor. Every child is free to explore at their own pace. 

 

The Nook uses a combination of The Reggio Emilia Approach and The Creative Curriculum, combining these two Early Childhood theories to the benefit of your child. 

 

The Reggio Emilia approach focuses on individualism, based on the current needs and interests of the child. Lessons are planned around the child’s interests to increase their knowledge of a subject. For example, if the entire class, a small group, or a single child expresses an interest in horses, the teacher will plan lessons around that. The children could make a horse out of play-dough, talk about who rides horses, or even go on a field trip to visit real, live horses. 

 

While the children are encouraged to work together, they are acknowledged for their individual thoughts and ideas. Teachers are not givers of knowledge but rather guides and mediators for the children. The Reggio approach gives children the opportunity to learn through hands-on experience, permitting them to draw their own conclusions.

 

The Creative Curriculum perfectly fits with the Reggio Approach. With infants and toddlers, the Creative Curriculum places attention on the individual child. With infants and toddlers, the three main focuses are physical development, social-emotional development, and language development. This is crucial in the first 3 years of life. 

 

Nook serves the children a wholesome, delicious, and organic breakfast, lunch, and snack. Because the food here is so enticing, children will enjoy eating their vegetables as well as fresh fruit. Everything is prepared on-site by professional, licensed chefs, with the finest quality organic ingredients. 

 

We can also provide infants with our organic home-made baby food and bottles filled with organic house-formula. Nook also accommodates breast milk, as well as any other food or formulas a parent brings from home.

 

Finally, Nook provides parents with their Brightwheel app for daily updates on their child. Through the app, parents can see weekly lesson plans as well as pictures and videos of the kid’s daily activities. They’ll also receive important announcements and reminders. In addition to monitoring their child’s daily activities, parents are updated on diaper and potty training, daily meal consumption, and nap times.

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Reviews

Nook Bucktown #1 Childcare & Preschool
5.0
Based on 11 reviews
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Patricia Gleason
Patricia Gleason
20:15 06 Nov 20
My son has been going to Nook for over a year. We are very happy with Nook. Everyday he spends plenty of time outside, does art, circle time and has music and/or Spanish class. He loves going to daycare and the communication between school and parents via the Brightwheel app is easy and plentiful. We started at Nook West Town, than moved to Nook 1 and both have been wonderful.read more
Julie Hall
Julie Hall
00:14 03 Oct 20
Our son has gone here for about 18 months. He loves it and we love having him there! He gets to experience Spanish class, music class, do crafts with his classmates, and go on May walks around the neighborhood. The staff is so loving and really made us feel like we are part of the Nook family from day1. I would HIGHLY recommend sending your daughter / son here. You will not regret it!read more
Noah K
Noah K
02:13 04 Feb 20
I worked here for about 2.5 years as a teacher’s assistant in the Tikes room, which was a room with 9 two-year-olds. I used to work at a large (200 kids) Montessori daycare / preschool in downtown Minneapolis, so much of what I think of The Nook is in relation to that experience. Also – I am writing about the Nook 1, on Leavitt, not Nook 2 on Hoyne. Whereas the Montessori school in Minneapolis was around since the 1970s, The Nook is fairly new, only 5 years old now, so it is still “working on ironing out some wrinkles,” if you will. Thankfully, their owner / lead manager Shalom is fairly involved. Only once or twice (in two years) did I see the owner of the huge Montessori school – but at The Nook, the owner Sholom comes in at least once a month with donuts, a smile and a super chill attitude. I loved that. And probably even more important is the new Director Jazmin who is super amazing – perhaps the best boss I’ve ever had. She’s an excellent communicator, she’s super supportive, always makes time to chat, checks in on everyone, and more. If I were a parent, I’d want my kid in her care. I also like that The Nook isn’t super philisophically rigid, unlike the way a Montessori school can be. Technically it’s “Regio-Emilia inspired” – you’d have to look it up – but it’s basically an artsy, outdoorsy school. The fact that there isn’t really a playground means that the kids sometimes get sort of “cooped up,” but it also means the school focuses more on education than other daycares, especially the pre-school. The preschool teachers have done an amazing job at making a really rigorous curriculum and turning those kids into little braniacs. The Nook’s kids DO get outside a lot, even though there isn’t a playground. We frequently took our class of two-year-olds on 1-1.5 mile long “interactive” walks, and went to the nearby parks as much as we could. The parents are sort of “in charge” which can stink for the staff, but I’m guessing it;s great for parents, especially the… “more involved,” pickier parents. The best thing about The Nook is definitely the staff. My closest coworkers were the best. The daycare portion isn’t top notch in my opinion, but with Jazmin as the manager, it’s getting there – she has put a lot of effort into making it feel super cozy and updating the toys, materials, break room, kitchen and the whole space in general. bye. Oh, and if you’re a prospective, interested parents, just keep in mind, although the staff at whatever school you choose may not have Masters Degrees and PHDs, they have spent more time with infants-6 year old than you likely ever will. Like, way more time. I should have a Masters Degree in tantrums and wiping butts. I dealt with hundreds of tantrums, and not just from 1 or 2 kids (which will likely be your experience as a parents), but with dozens of children with wildly different personalities. I personally know that I did around 30 diapers a day, so about 150 per work-week. OK, maybe more like 100. But there are 50 work-weeks in a year, so 500 diapers a year. So 1,500 diapers just in the time I was at The Nook 1, not including my old job that I had for 2 years. My point is, be nice to the staff, be forgiving, grateful and trusting!!! OK I’m outread more
Brittni Taylor
Brittni Taylor
14:55 21 Jan 20
The Nook on Archer is the best daycare ever. They have wonderful enrichment programs and they actually care about your whole family. I have been to 8 daycares and my children have complained that someone hurt them or mistreated them. At this daycare my son actually wants to go there. I can focus on my work in peace, knowing my son is happy and safe.read more
McKenzie Collier
McKenzie Collier
21:13 15 Nov 18
We love The Nook! We started off using drop-in care and that worked well to have flexibility. We really liked the staff and our daughter enjoyed going so we enrolled full time. They do fun activities and the teachers are fun, honest, and caring. We are very happy with our decision!read more
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