Welcome ToSmart From The Start Armitage
Chicago based Daycare Center
- Loving, caring staff…
- Play based curriculum…
- Daily parent updates… and much more!
We Are Currently Open And Providing Care For ALL Families!
Smart From The Start’s mission is to create a rewarding childcare experience through our core values of:
- Providing a loving, cooperative environment
- Striving to learn and grow
- Collaborating to elevate one another
Every day, we live our motto:
LOVE. LEARN. COLLABORATE.
We strive to make our children and their parents feel comfortable by providing a beautiful, sensory rich environment. In our preschool, your children will explore their world, while gaining skills in key areas such as literacy, mathematics, social studies, the arts and technology.
Loving, accommodating staff
Smart From The Start provides a safe, secure environment where your child can learn, play and grow. Smart From The Start has developed a nurturing, creative program supporting every child’s unique patterns for development, feeding and sleeping. Smart From The Start uses these patterns as a guide to introduce daily activities to stimulate infants’ curiosity and imagination. Smart From The Start is committed to making the first transition away from home smooth and natural for families and children.
- Develop basic concept of communication and social interactions
- Focus on cognitive and motor skills through playtime activities
- Discover different sounds, textures, and images through first experience of self expression
- Daily communication between teachers and parents keep family informed about child’s development
Toddler classrooms support learning through sensory experiences that enhance cognitive, language, motor and social skills. Smart From The Start provides opportunities for children to engage in movement with music, pretend play, projects with age appropriate materials and literacy experiences
Teachers guide children by modeling appropriate social behavior and the discovery of themselves as individuals.
- Whole group instruction promoting social skill development
- Monthly thematic units that provide a variety of activities and experiences
- Daily activities to build confidence, self-esteem and a love of learning
- Learning areas focused on dramatic play, creative arts, language and sensory exploration
- Daily communication between teachers and parents to keep family informed about child’s progress
Preschool is an exciting time for children as they begin the adventure of a lifetime of learning. Smart From The Start provides opportunities for developing a strong foundation for children’s future success. Classrooms are set up with a variety of learning areas to ensure development across all learning domains. Children are encouraged to be independent and develop self-care skills. Smart From The Start provides meaningful learning experiences by relating to real life situations.
- Small group activities encourage peer cooperation and teamwork
- Active participation in logical thinking and problem solving situations
- Develop comprehension of literacy experiences and concepts of print
- Following multiple step instructions
- Using senses to explore, observe and collect knowledge about the world around them
- Encourage self expression through dance, music, and artistic creations
After School Program
Smart From The Start Provides a unique before and after school learning experience to keep students motivated and focused in a stimulating environment. Teachers reinforce skills learned throughout the day while supporting independent thinking.
- Homework support focusing on logical thinking
- Socialization of peers in an educational environment
- Fitness activities to keep students safe, active and healthy
- Choices to explore own areas of interest in a learning environment