New Ravenswood Manor Preschool Taking Over Widespread Day Care Spot That Closed In 2021

RAVENSWOOD MANOR — A preschool is opening this month in Ravenswood Manor, changing a preferred day care that closed in 2021.

Butler Youngsters’s Preparatory of Chicago is slated to open at 2758 W. Montrose Ave., the outdated location of Ravenswood Manor Little one Care Heart, this month. Its leaders stated Block Membership’s reporting impressed the enterprise.

The Ravenswood Manor Little one Care Heart homeowners abruptly closed the day care in 2021 after greater than 20 years serving neighborhood households. The announcement shocked native mother and father, who scrambled to search out new youngster care.

The day care routinely had a prolonged waitlist, however the homeowners stated on the time they struggled to search out and retain workers to take care of the children. Their try to promote the enterprise additionally was unsuccessful, they stated.

Nikki Koutsonicolis and Jake Hanifin have been impressed to overtake the area and open a brand new preschool after studying Block Membership’s story, they stated. They plan to open by late February as soon as their metropolis and state licenses are finalized, Hanifin stated.

Butler Youngsters’s Preparatory of Chicago is internet hosting an open home 9 a.m.-noon Saturday on the college, Hanifin stated.

The college is accepting on-line purposes for admission. Mother and father may also name 312-643-1401 to schedule a tour and ask questions on enrollment.

Credit score: Supplied. The inside of Butler Youngsters’s Preparatory of Chicago’s new Ravenswood Manor location.

The Ravenswood preschool can be Butler’s second location, following one in Gold Coast.

As soon as open, the Ravenswood Manor preschool will serve youngsters from toddler age as much as 5 years outdated, Hanifin stated.

“If a household involves us when their youngster’s a child, they will keep till they go to kindergarten,” Hanifin stated.

Butler will supply two-, three-, four- and five-day choices to folks. The 2-day possibility begins at $1,085 per 30 days, whereas the most costly possibility is $2,185 per 30 days for five-day toddler care, Hanifin stated.

The day care will even supply a STEM curriculum to kids that has already been in place on the Gold Coast location for the previous seven years, Hanifin stated.

The purpose of the curriculum is to assist kids begin to assume critically about physics and different foundational scientific ideas whereas they play, Hanifin stated.

“It’s a extra hands-on strategy to educating. With little youngsters, despite the fact that they’re a toddler, we’re nonetheless going to introduce them to the concept of pressure, the concept of pushing and pulling,” Hanifin stated.

Older kids will interact in additional complicated artwork tasks and actions to assist reinforce these introductory scientific ideas, Hanifin stated.

“For those who educate them the ideas behind it then they’re that rather more prepared for achievement once they get into these into these higher grade science lessons,” Hanifin stated.

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