ChooChoo Chicago

2941 N Clark St.Chicago, IL 60657
Phone: 773.492.0585Email: hello@choochoochicago.comWebsite: Visit Website Google Map

ChooChoo Chicago is a year-round daycare and preschool program welcoming children from 6 weeks to 6 years of age. We serve families through a designated Lakeview facility located on 2941 N Clark Street, just around the corner on Wellington in the Heart of Lakeview East.

Our programming started as an in-home daycare back in 2013 by the teacher and program Director, Mrs. Mia. We aim to provide a nurturing, loving, and home-like environment while supporting the academic and social-emotional development of children in our care through an explorative, play-based curriculum. 

Our curriculum follows a play-based approach with a focus on music, creative movement, and art. We believe that children learn best through play, and that children should be children for as long as possible. We provide daily opportunities for free play, imaginative play, arts and outdoor exploration. It is through these fun experiences that our children learn early literacy, math, science, and social interaction. We take part in science experiments, sensory play, dancing, yoga, and directed games. Our free play toys include manipulatives, sensory bins, blocks, puzzles, dramatic play, and pretend play for enjoyment and early education. 

Overall, ChooChoo Chicago provides children with a nurturing, fun, playful home-like environment while still providing excellent early education through play. Our program graduates are well-versed in all areas of education, self-confident, and independent. They are capable leaders with a broad worldview. Most importantly, they are children who have spent years enjoying school and having fun at daycare. To learn more about ChooChoo Chicago, contact us today ( We would love for you and your child to join our growing community.

Business Review

Katie S: 

My daughter (2) has been at Choo Choo since just after Thanksgiving after we had a scary issue with the place she was at previously. Mrs. Mia and her great team were incredibly accommodating, getting us enrolled very fast and getting our daughter quickly acclimated to a new space, new teachers and new friends. 

The facility itself is brand new and it is bright, clean, warm and inviting. The teachers are all fantastic. They are kind and fun and come up with creative activities every day to do with the kids. The lines of communication are always open and the level of detail (including some pictures) about the kids' day is just right for us. And it is small and family owned and most of the kids live locally so there is a really nice feeling of community among the families. 

We truly have no complaints and we are so, SO happy to have found a place where we feel like we don't have to worry about our daughter because we know she is in very capable and kind hands. 

Catherine P: 

We've been going to ChooChoo for 5 months now and we couldn't be happier. They've built such a great community with local families. Seeing how exciting our kid gets in the mornings to see their teachers and classroom is amazing. It's a brand new space that's very clean but also full of color and fun spaces. We would recommend to anyone!

Chris R: 

Love Choo Choo. We tried another day care in the area but switched since we weren't getting great vibes. Have loved Choo Choo since we started. Miss Mia is super responsive on the app, they post pictures everyday, and my kid is excited to go to school in the morning. They spend time outside when the weather is nice and the facility is bright and inviting. We plan on sending our second child when it comes along this fall 

Sean P: 

My wife and I love ChooChoo! In fact we actually moved into the neighborhood specifically to enroll our now 18mo old daughter. The standard daily curriculum has been tremendously positive in our daughters progression towards learning milestones needed for preschool. We also extremely valued the summer camp program she participated in this year. Outdoor time is a must for our family and ChooChoo hands-down provided the experience we were looking for.