Swift Child Care & Kindergarten

8260 Elmwood Street & 8064 N. Lincoln Ave
Skokie, IL 60077-0600
Tel: (847)675-6052
Grades: NS - K | 40 students
Our mission is to provide Early Childhood Education and childcare services that prepare your child for the future.
We use an interactive approach that allows teachers to work with the children in small groups, large groups, and one-on-one.
Our curriculum is based on the philosophy that young children learn through active exploration in an environment which is rich in materials and opportunities to play, socialize, converse, work, and negotiate with others.The classrooms are planned to encourage curiosity, exploration, and problem solving in an atmosphere of warmth, affection and respect for each child.
Teachers plan experiences based on children’s interests and appropriate educational concepts.
Children may work individually or collaboratively, and may choose whether or not to participate in a project.
All interrelated aspects of the child’s growth and development are considered – intellectual, social, emotional, physical , and creative.

School Overview

School Type Early Childhood / Day Care
School Membership(s)School Assoc. European Council for International Schools
National Coalition of Girls
Religious Affiliation Other
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool - Kindergarten
Offers Post-Graduate Year Yes
Year Founded 1987

Student Body

Total Students 40 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 50%
State avg.: 32%
Students by Grade Swift Child Care & Kindergarten Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 16 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 3:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 25%
Average Class Size 8 students

Finances and Admission

Tuition Notes Tuition Rates Vary Based on Child's Age and Number of Days for Attendance. Children have the option to attend either 3,4,or 5 days weekly.
% on Financial Aid 85%
Average Financial Aid Grant $6,000
Acceptance Rate 100%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Joanna Varda

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 5 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Before/After School for children through age 12, Drama, Field Trips, Full-Day Summer Camp, Swimming Drama, Field Trips, Swimming, Before/After School for children through age 12,
Full-Day Summer Camp,

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Ombudsman Educational Services (0.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Swift Child Care Center Early Childhood Center (0 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Swift Child Care Center Early Childhood Center (0 miles away)
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  • Skokie
    Grades: NS-K | 169 students
    0 miles
    8260 Elmwood Ave
    Skokie, IL 60077
    (800)675-6039
    0NS-K
    169
  • Skokie
    Grades: PK-8 | 165 students
    0.1 miles
    8140 Niles Center Rd
    Skokie, IL 60077
    (847)673-0918
    0.1PK-8
    165
  • Skokie
    St. Paul Lutheran Academy
    (Lutheran Church -- Missouri Synod)
    Grades: K-9 | 106 students
    0.3 miles
    5201 Galitz St
    Skokie, IL 60077
    (847)673-5030
    0.3K-9
    106
  • Skokie
    Grades: 10-12 | 48 students
    0.5 miles
    4814 Main St
    Skokie, IL 60076
    (847)673-3834
    0.510-12
    48
  • Skokie
    Grades: PK-8 | 249 students
    0.6 miles
    5201 Howard St
    Skokie, IL 60077
    (847)675-6777
    0.6PK-8
    249

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