Founded by an occupational therapist, we are excited to open a first-of-its-kind daycare for tots with special needs in Chicago’s northwest suburbs. Our patient and loving teachers collaborate with the therapists on our Advisory Board to create a curriculum that is rich with therapeutic supports to maximize your tot’s development. It is our hope that EVERY child is loved and understood, keeping his/her individual therapeutic goals at the forefront of everything we do. We invite you to read our FAQ’s for more information on this unique approach to child care.
Two of them! ...because we are here for the children AND their families.
To welcome children whose needs cannot be met by a traditional daycare and support them in a safe, engaging, and developmentally-appropriate environment.
To support parents and caregivers of children with medical and/or developmental needs by providing full-time childcare, allowing them to enter/re-enter the workforce, provide for their families, and contribute to the greater good of the community.
SMALL GROUP SIZES
Lower student-to-teacher ratios allow for more support and closer supervision provided to each child. More details about each group’s ratio and therapeutic goals are available on the “Our Groups” page.
Visuals, schedules, and simple signs are incorporated into every interaction with our children to enhance communication.
We understand that well-balanced nutrition with a variety of flavors and textures is crucial to a child’s development. Our tots eat their preferred foods while simultaneously having a chance to explore new fruits, vegetables, grains, and proteins.
ZERO SCREEN TIME
We are committed to learning through all of our senses without relying on visual stimulation to keep your child’s attention.
ACCESSIBLE / ADAPTED PLAY SPACES
ADA-compliant facility and adapted play areas allow for plenty of opportunities for our tots with limited mobility.
Our children get a chance to walk, climb, run, and jump whenever their bodies need to move! A significant portion of our day is spent outside, as well as a wide variety of equipment that is available inside the classroom for the tots who like to go, go, go!
TOTS admits students of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the center. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its policies and programs.