Kids Day Out Programs in Chicago’s West and Southwest Suburbs

Kids Day Out programs are a wonderful way to introduce your little ones to school. Most are set up like preschools, but offer the ability to enroll throughout the year (provided classes are not full). Many offer 1–5 day per week options. Classrooms are often divided based on the child’s age, with some offering care for infants, and others starting around two years old (and, no, being potty trained is not a “must” at that young age). These programs end when children reach school age. Check out some of these Kids Day Out programs near you, build some “me time” back into your life, and provide your child a fun, educational experience! This article is sponsored by Double J Farm, who offers a Junior Farmer Program for ages 3-6 years old.

What is Junior Farmers?
A pre-school age enrichment program for kids who love animals and nature!

At Double J Farm, our Junior Farmers learn through hands-on, nature-based experiences that address the developmental needs of children ages 3 to 6 as they explore the plant life and animals at our farm. Your animal lover or critter extraordinaire will want to join us for this unique, down in the dirt learning experience that will last a lifetime! Every week has its own theme, so your child will learn new concepts all year long! These themes guide our educational activities and include a variety of animal, agricultural, science, and nature topics.

Rain or shine, this class is one your child will want to come back every week for!

Ages 3-6
$30 per class
Tiny Rider Lesson add on $15.00

Signup online: http://www.doublejridingclub.com/farm-program

Kids Day Out Programs in Chicago’s West and Southwest Suburbs

First United Methodist Church – Parent’s Day Out
100 W. Cossitt Avenue
LaGrange, IL 60525
Contact Jacqui Buckler: (708) 639-4840

Grace United Methodist Church – Parent’s Day Out
300 East Gartner Road
Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 355-1748
graceparentsdayout@peopleofgrace.org

Knox Presbyterian Church – Children’s Day Out
1105 Catalpa Lane
Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 355-7544

Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church – The Children’s Center Parent’s Day Out
919 S. Washington Street
Naperville, IL 60540
Children’s Center Director: Kelly Gilligan (630) 281-4300
KellyGilligan@oursaviours.com

Wesley United Methodist Church – Kids Day Out
21 E Franklin Ave
Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 355-1758
wesleykidsdayout@gmail.com

Lincolnway Christian Church – Mother’s Day Out
690 East Lincoln Highway
New Lenox, IL 60451
(815) 485-3004, ext 203

Parkview Christian Church – Mother’s Day Out
11100 Orland Parkway
Orland Park, IL 60467
Contact Kelly Clarey: (708) 479-7373

First Congregational Church of Western Springs – Kids’ Day Out
1106 Chestnut Street
Western Springs, IL 60558
(708) 246-4908
preschool@wscongo.org

Aldersgate United Methodist Church – Parent’s Day Out
1753 S. Blanchard Street
Wheaton, IL 60189
(630) 909-1020

Did we forget your favorite Kids’ Day Out program?  Would you recommend one of these programs to other parents? Please comment below! Don’t forget to check out our big list of preschools and daycares, too.

About the Author

Kristen Sheehan
Kristen is a Burbank native who settled with her family in New Lenox in 2016. She loves her new neighborhood and could not be happier with her new home. Kristen and her husband have three amazing children – two daughters, ages five years and four months, and a two year-old son. She also has a furry shih-tzu baby, who is 10 years old. The kids are active and energetic, but Kristen enjoys providing a mix of structured play/activities and downtime at home. She is passionate about keeping her family healthy and happy. During the winter, Kristen likes to go sledding and skating – as well as experiencing indoor play spaces. During the summer, she loves getting outside with her family – playgrounds, festivals, fairs, picnicking, bike riding, and trips to the zoo. Her kids love helping in the kitchen, and Kristen enjoys cooking and baking with them!

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