Early Learning Demonstration Center
At the YMCA, our early learning programs are more than just childcare. The Early Learning Demonstration Center, designed to serve children across all socioeconomic backgrounds is located perfectly to serve families of the West Loop and Near West Side. The ELDC serves as a real-time laboratory of authentic learning experiences and innovative, research-driven practices that will support your child’s school success as a confident and competent learner.
The ELDC offers early learning programs for children 6 weeks to 5 years and is dedicated to:
Offering continuous care from infancy through toddlerhood and preschool by trained, certified teaching staff
Creating opportunities for your child to form positive and meaningful relationships with adults and other children
Fostering active and healthy habits for lifetime wellness
Integrated learning opportunities in language and literacy, math, creative arts, science and technology with revolving enrichment opportunities in eight-week intervals, including languages, yoga, baby sign language, and infant massage (enrichment track beginning 2018)
Offering the best care and benefits to families like only the Y can, such as including all infant formula and diapering supplies in our infant care program
The YMCA Center
1030 W. Van Buren Street
Chicago, IL 60607
Care from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday
Care for children 6 weeks to 5 years
Trained, certified teaching staff
Nutritionist-approved meals for breakfast, lunch and snacks
For more information or to schedule your tour, please contact us at email@example.com or call 312.587.2223.