Concordia on Whipple

Children 6 weeks through 5 years old prepare not just for kindergarten, but for a lifelong love of learning in Chicago’s Avondale neighborhood. Concordia on Whipple is a longtime, accredited institution by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).

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Space Features

  • Bright, intentionally designed classrooms for children to explore and learn
  • Age-appropriate equipment for your child’s changing needs
  • Two outdoor on-site play lots for running and energetic expression
  • Safety features such as controlled limited entry access

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Service Features

  • Full-day hours 7:00am – 5:30pm, all year round
  • Open door policy—parents welcome to drop in anytime during the day
  • Eco-friendly environment and organic foods
  • NAEYC accredited and upholds Illinois Early Learning Standards

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3300 N Whipple St
Chicago, IL 60618

  • Close to CTA Blue Line Belmont station
    and CTA #74 Belmont bus
  • Call us at 773.463.1600 ext. 222

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Director: Laura Byes

Laura brings over 20 years of early childhood leadership experience in California, Arizona, and Illinois. Most recently, she was the Executive Director at Learning Bridge Early Education Center, where she successfully increased enrollment, maintained full staffing, and earned the Social Impact Award from Northwestern University. Laura has her Bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education from Northeastern Illinois University, and her Masters in Global and Social Policy in Education from Arizona State University. Outside of work, Laura is a chef! She loves food, cooking, and spending time with her grandchildren.

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It warms our hearts when we see our kids walk right up to their teachers in the morning to give them hugs. We know our kids feel safe and loved.

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Entrusting your child to our care is a decision made easier by the security and safety built into every facet of Concordia. Our centers were designed with your child’s changing needs in mind; alongside health, safety, and security measures to put your mind at ease.

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