Baby Toddler Nursery

IWSE’s specialized care and early learning experiences promote and nurture optimal development.

Infant and teacher

The staff of Baby Toddler Nursery is delighted that you are interested in enrolling your child with us. We recognize that you are making a huge decision and we want to assure you that we are committed to providing your child with superior early care and education.

Our History

Baby Toddler Nursery is the oldest independently operating infant toddler child care center in the State of Illinois! We know how to do it right. Our center has been continuously accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) since 1994. This accreditation is the gold standard of early childhood programs. We were most recently accredited in November, 2013.

Relationship Based Care

Our program provides excellent quality services to you and your child. We are firmly committed to small group sizes (there are only eight children in each infant and toddler room and 14 in our preschool classroom) and high staff child ratios. For most of the day, we have three teachers in each infant toddler classroom.

We value our diversity. We have children, families and staff from many nations. Between us we speak several languages. Some of our families receive funding from Early Head Start and the State of Illinois, and other families pay the full fee. We also have funding from Preschool for All.

Our Staff

Staff at Baby Toddler Nursery are well educated. Six of eight Head Teachers have a bachelor’s degree. One teacher has an Illinois teaching certificate and another is an award winning teacher – she is a Kohl McCormick Early Childhood Teaching Award recipient. All of the other teaching staff either hold a bachelor’s or associate’s degree or are working on one. Our Site Director has her Masters Degree in Early Childhood Education from the Erikson Institute. Our Executive director holds a Master’s Degree in Social Service Administration from The University of Chicago.

We believe that you will find a safe, highly nurturing, responsive, and engaging program here at Baby Toddler Nursery. We encourage you to ask as many questions as you would like and spend as much time as you need to learn about our program.

We look forward to you joining our family!