A program of creative development and artistic performance. Our preschoolers indulge in artistic exploration, with interactive, multi-phased activities that motivate a practical application of resourcefulness and ingenuity. The activities that form our preschool curriculum have been developed over years and combine some of the most exquisite materials children could ever dream of using and engaging and lesson plans that integrate literacy, logic, and problem solving into creative application.
With graduating students consistently testing into the high nineties percentile. Rainforest has been recognized by some of Chicago’s most prominent private elementary schools with many of our students feeding into their program.
Our charming infant program is guided by kind gentle experienced caretakers, remarkably high staff ratios, and engaging lesson planning. We work with parents to plan the nursery schedule around each families personal needs. Every infant’s daily itinerary is designed to comfortably conform with their individual dosha. The activities and projects that make Rainforest such a magical place are gently integrated into each babies day, giving them an early taste of the spectacle and the spotlight from the very beginning.
Rainforest is our wondrous spectacle of artistic splendor, now with two locations in Chicago. Our full-day preschool and infant programs fabulously blends artistic creation, theatre production, ceramics, poetry, and occasional chicken wrangling, into a program unlike anything ever seen in the world of early childhood education.
Celebrating The cultivation of the creative spirit The artistic domain of Rainforest is the dynamic that has set our curriculum apart and earned our programs notoriety.
Our environmentally focused style encompasses a hands on immersion into some of the most exotic and fascinating experiences in nature. From gardens and terrariums, to chickens and the worlds largest collection of killer* doves, Rainforest offers a mesmerizing interaction with nature.
More energy and planning has been put into the meals a Rainforest than any other childcare lunch program in the universe….really! Years ago, we brought in some of the greatest culinary minds in Chicago to help in the development of an all natural and organic lunch program. In the process Rainforest became a launching pad for several of Chicago’s premier school caterers, including our current partner, the greatest school caterer in Chicago, Green Monkey Catering. All of them learned their trade cooking exclusively for the students of Rainforest.
Our full kitchen crew personally gets to know the needs of every child at Rainforest. They then create an all natural lunch program, every day completely from scratch, using natural and organic ingredients. The level of quality and personal care that is put into each child’s meal is unheard of in programs this size. Learn more about our meals by visiting our catering company, Green Monkey Catering
Our environmentally focused style encompasses a hands on immersion into some of the most exotic and fascinating experiences in nature.
From Chickens to gardens to the worlds largest collection of killer* doves, Rainforest offers a mesmerizing interaction with
Rainforest is grateful to have received a special license from the state of Illinois, allowing us to offer child care during the shutdown.
We've enacted a series of health and safety protocols to ensure our center can responsibly care for its students. For those in need of child care, we are equipped and certified to offer a safe option.
If you are interested in bringing your child to Rainforest, please reach out to us! We'll be happy to explain the process and go over any questions you may have.
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