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Early Childhood

The years before a child starts kindergarten are among the most critical in his/her life to influence learning. At St. Vincent de Paul Center, we believe that every child deserves a chance to develop in a safe, nurturing, stimulating, and creative environment so that they can become life-long learners.

Early Childhood Program (3 months – 3 years)

Early, positive interactions with caring adults can give young children the confidence they need to explore their surroundings and take delight in their day-to-day discoveries. We build relationships with children by creating meaningful daily routines and experiences that respond to individual children's strengths and interests.

Program features:

  • Accredited by National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
  • The Creative Curriculum® for Infants, Toddlers, & Twos – focuses on activities that encourage social/emotional, cognitive, language, and physical development
  • 1:4 teacher/child ratio
  • Maximum group sizes
    • Infant classrooms (3-12 months): 8 children
    • Toddler/Two Year classrooms: 12 children
  • Nutritious meals prepared on-site
  • Parent groups, family involvement activities, & parent/teacher conferences
  • Child & family support services
    • Social work & family support services
    • Referrals for early intervention services
    • Speech therapy services provided on-site by Northwestern University Speech & Language Clinic
    • Registered nurse and consulting physician services
  • Ages & Stages Questionnaires® & Creative Curriculum® Developmental Continuum to assess child development


  •           Marillac St. Vincent Family Services
              Mailing Address: P.O. Box 14699 Chicago, IL 60614
  •           Marillac Social Center               773.722.7440           212 S. Francisco Ave. Chicago, IL 60612   
              St. Vincent de Paul Center        312.943.6776           2145 N. Halsted St. Chicago, IL 60614   
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