2022-2023 Guide to Local Daycare, Preschools, and Co-working Spaces

By Debra Flanagan, Macaroni KID Chicago Northside July 26, 2022

Choosing outside childcare may be one of the most difficult decisions as a parent. It is likely the first time you will separating from your child and with them at such a vulnerable age, their safety and security is paramount. You will discover that no place is one size fits all, but you can find the perfect fit for you and your child. We hope to help you in your search by providing our 2022-23 Guide to Local Daycare, Preschools, and Co-working Spaces.

*We are always finding and adding new childcare centers. Keep checking back!

1. Bookmark this guide.
2. Click on Learn More for details about each business.
3. Contact each business directly for help with registration or questions.
4. Tell them you found them on Macaroni KID Chicago Northside, and they'll be pleased to help you with anything you need.

Businesses are listed alphabetically under the relevant neighborhood.


Little Beans Preschool

Join Little Beans for a fun and transitional preschool-age drop-off program for 2 - 5 year-olds! Together, we will explore and play all while engaging in age-appropriate educational, creative, physical, and fun activities using our classrooms and playspaces.

Learn more or register today at Little Beans Preschool


Le Village Learners

Le Village Learners is a Kindergarten Prep School for children age 3.5 years to entering kindergarten. We offer tangible learning for pre-k. 

Learn more or register today at Le Village Learners

Le Village Cowork

Le Village offers coworking combined with full-time, onsite childcare. Our flexible approach to the work week allows members to be present with their kids without sacrificing their career.

Learn more or register today at Le Village Cowork


ChooChoo Chicago

ChooChoo Chicago provides 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. 

Learn more or register today at ChooChoo Chicago

KC's Academy of Early Childhood Education

KC's Academy of Early Childhood Education was established in 2005 as a preschool and Kindergarten program. Since then, we have expanded our school to include infant and Toddler programs.  Our school is dedicated to providing high quality education, focusing on building a strong developmental and education foundation. We do this by providing individual education planning, which is designed on the knowledge of setting individual goals and objectives based on developmental readiness rather than chronological age. 

Learn more or register today at KC's Academy of Early Childhood Education

Saint Andrew School

Saint Andrew School provides a caring and supportive environment that instills Catholic values for each student.  Our goal is to focus on the whole child; promoting individual academic success, developing spiritual awareness, building character and encouraging service for the common good. 

Learn more or register today at Saint Andrew School


DANK Haus Kinderschule

The DANK Haus Kinderschule is part of the DANK Haus German American Cultural Center, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Our weekday elementary classes (Preschool and Kindergarten) welcomes students 3-6 years of age, Monday - Friday.

Learn more or register today at DANK Haus Kinderschule


Itsy Bitsy Play and Cafe

Itsy Bitsy Play & Café is a coworking space with playcare for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers located in the north side Chicago neighborhoods North Center and Lincoln Square. We believe parenting shouldn't be done in isolation, passions and careers still matter after babies, and work-life balance is achievable with support! We are also a neighborhood coffee shop, because let's be honest, who can adult without coffee? 

Learn more or register today at Itsy Bitsy Play and Cafe

Pilgrim Lutheran School

Pilgrim offers a dynamic preschool program that allows children (ages 3-4) to learn about their world through intentional play, in a nurturing classroom environment where they feel safe and loved! 

Learn more or register today at Pilgrim Lutheran School


Black Bear Academy

Black Bear Academy offers education and support for children at all skill levels.  We offer speech/language therapy; occupational therapy; individual and group counseling; parent coaching; neuropsychological assessments; and academic assessments.  

Learn more or register today at Black Bear Academy

Sunny Kids Land

Sunny Kids Land is Group Home daycare with a safe, loving, and nurturing environment where kids play, learn, and grow on a daily basis, in a home away from home environment, with structure and age appropriate curriculum.

Learn more or register today at Sunny Kids Land