kaleidokids provides flexible, hourly drop-in care for kids 6 weeks through 6 years
Drop-in spots are currently offered during the daytime hours, 7am – 6pm. We plan to extend drop-in hours to include evenings and weekends, as well as some holidays, but for now it’s only offered during the day
Parents need to provide all care-related items, including diapers, change of clothes, formula, etc.
For children eating table food: If the child arrives outside the classroom’s scheduled lunch time, the center will provide a snack to ensure the child’s needs are met. If the child is not hungry, s/he will not be forced to eat.
Parents purchase a package of hours and then book a drop-in session using our online calendar (Click here for details about the drop-in calendar)
Children who attend drop-in during the day will follow the “Daily Plan” of activities that we use for our Day School kids.
This is not a babysitting service. Our goal is to provide education and care while offering parents flexible, drop-in schedule options
Children are cared for by educators who exceed DCFS requirements for Lead/Assistant Teachers
Children who attend drop-in care will be provided with developmentally appropriate learning activities, in addition to free-choice play and outdoor time.
Group size and teacher-child ratios always follow DCFS standards, at a minimum
Health & safety requirements are strictly adhered to all day, every day
Each child who attends kaleidokids must follow the same enrollment process, regardless if full-time or drop-in, per DCFS and the Chicago Health Department. Please refer to the Drop-In Care Enrollment Checklist for details on what is required to enroll.
Please sign up via our call-back list and we’ll get in touch with you within 48-72 hours. Or email email@example.com to request a tour.
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** PLEASE NOTE: KALEIDO*KIDS IS CURRENTLY AT CAPACITY ** However, spots open up every 2-3 months, so we will keep your information on our list. But please keep in mind, if you contact us (through this site or by phone) you wont hear back from us until we have spots available. Thank you for your patience and understanding!