Our child care center is a part of the ExceleRate program, which means we have a safer, healthier environment, and we fulfill much more requirements than just regular licensed child care. At Happy Kids Preschool & Daycare Center, we hire the best, well-educated teachers who can be described as warm, patient, and extremely dedicated to their work.
We are open Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
We offer part-time and daily rates.
We enroll children who are:
15 months old to 6 years old at our Irving Park location; and
2 to 6 years old at our Belmont location.
Toilet training: Children do not have to be potty trained prior to admission. We will be happy to help parents with potty training. There is a small additional fee for diaper changing.
Child’s Items Needed: On your child’s first day of attendance, please bring:
- Two Changes of Clothes
- Blanket and Pillow for a Nap
- Security Items
- One Pack of Kleenex
- One Roll of Paper Towel
Cost: The cost of our services is between $36 and $250, depending on the child’s age and the program you choose.
We take care of children who are approved for DHS State help. We can help in preparing all the forms.
Safety and Security
- The safety of the children under our care is our top concern.
- In our childcare centers, we have video monitoring in every classroom.
- Doors are equipped with electric locks.
- We have installed video doorbells so we can see and hear whoever enters the door.
- All staffs are CPR, AED, and First Aid Certified.
- All staff is required to have background checks from the FBI and local law enforcement agencies before their employment with Happy Kids.
- Our employees are trained in emergency preparedness.
Contact with Parents
We believe communication between parents and teachers is very important to provide the best child development strategy, to fulfill the child’s needs, and to create the best, understanding atmosphere. That is why we are always available for parents’ concerns, whether to have a discussion personally in the daycare or over the phone. Also, we provide 2 Parent-Teacher conferences a year to let you know about your child’s development. For the daily flow of information, we use a great Childcare App so that we could be constantly in touch with you.
You will get daily pictures of your child and their preschool activities, including their art projects. We will inform you of every field trip, conference, show, and the like so you never miss anything that happens in your child’s life. We also encourage parents to like our Facebook page. You can find tons of pictures and videos there from our school’s life.
We are equipped with lots of educational materials, toys, music instruments, and dress-up clothes. We have large, safe playgrounds which are used daily by every age group. Our playgrounds are equipped with slides, sandboxes, tricycles, outdoor blocks, etc. We play sand and water during warm Chicago’s days.
At Happy Kids, our meal service consists of breakfast, a hot lunch, and supper. We serve nutritious, healthy meals which meet the USDA nutrition standards for young children.
Breakfast consists of a serving of milk, fruit, grains or bread, and meat or other proteins.
Lunch and supper consist of milk, grains or bread, meat or meat alternate, and two different servings of fruits or vegetables.
Our meals are European and “homemade.” Your child will get fresh soups, second courses, salads, fruits, milk, and 100% juices — delicious!
Thrice a year, we have picture days. Children have beautiful pictures taken alone as well as with the whole group (Christmas, Parent’s Day, and Grandparent’s Day). Our shows are incredible. Every year, we have a graduation ceremony for our Kindergartners with the show and a party for the graduates and their families. We try to show them the European traditions and holidays, but we are thrilled when parents help us arrange the daycare traditions. Our children are not locked in the daycare. Every month, we go for a field trip or invite someone interesting to our place. Pools, museums, theaters, people like firefighters, etc. — these are some ways of how we show children the real life.