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: Naomi Johanson

Naomi joined the Concordia Place team in 2009 as a Toddler Teacher at Concordia on Whipple. With her Bachelors degree from Northeastern Illinois University and her Illinois Professional Educator License with ESL Endorsement, Naomi transitioned to a Preschool Teacher role in 2013. Naomi was promoted to Assistant Director in June 2022, then to Director in March 2024. In her years at Concordia as a teacher and leader, Naomi has shown compassion, flexibility, and dedication to all teachers, families, and children. Naomi is currently pursuing her Masters degree in Curriculum and Instruction, with a concentration on ESL and Early Childhood Special Education, at National Louis University. When she’s not busy at Concordia or graduate school, Naomi and her husband love spending time with their Jack Russell mix, Shiloh.

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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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