1. Winter Break Child Care

    Winter break can be a stressful time for families. Many families are trying to arrange holiday get-togethers with the family while still working full or part-time jobs. When you take into consideration that kids are now out of school, it can seem impossible to get everything in order. The Chicago Pu…Read More

  2. How After School Care Can Set Your Kid Up For Success

    More and more parents are turning to after school child care than ever before. More families have two working parents, or separated couples are experiencing the challenges of being a working single parent. While many jobs keep parents busy until 5:00 or 6:00 p.m., most schools dismiss kids around 3:…Read More

  3. How To Know When Your Child Is Ready For Preschool

    Deciding if or when to enroll your child in preschool can be a big decision. Here are some questions to ask yourself to determine if your child is ready for the next step. Has your child ever spent time away from you? Sending a child to preschool when he or she has never spent time away from Mom or …Read More

  4. It’s Time to Start Looking For After School Care For Fall

    Chicago Public Schools projected 2017-2018 school year start date is September 5, the day after Labor Day. While specific schools may start earlier or later, it is clear to see that the end of summertime fun will be here before we know it. That means it is time to start lining up after school care p…Read More

  5. Six Ways Your Child Can Benefit From Summer Camp

    At Just For Kids, our Chicago after school programs and summer camps ensure that kids have a safe environment in which to grow, learn, and have fun! Our summer camp is just about to start, and if you’ve already signed up your child, we can’t wait to see you! We understand that some parents are o…Read More

  6. How Summer Camp Has Changed Over The Years

    Today summer camps are full of endless activities for any interest your child might have. Whether your child likes to play computer games, dance, sing, swim, engage in arts and crafts, or wants to experience traditional camping, there are summer camps to suit every kid. But it wasn’t always like t…Read More

  7. How To Help Your Child Develop Motor Skills

    Motor skills are the basis for many different elements of life. Because of this, helping your son or daughter to develop his or her motor skills, both fine and gross, is vital. In this blog, we’ll discuss some easy ways for you to help your child develop and finesse his or her motor skills and why…Read More

  8. Report Finds Childcare Scarcity Causes Stress For Working Families

    Being a parent is simultaneously one of the most difficult and rewarding experiences that many adults every go through. On one hand, you get to watch a new, innocent life come into the world, show them love and protection, and guide them through each milestone that comes along with growing up. On th…Read More

  9. What To Do If Your Kid’s Scared To Go To Summer Camp

    Going to summer camp is a long-standing right of passage for many kids. It’s often the first time a child stays away from home for an extended period of time, and in many cases, an opportunity for them to learn more about who they are as individuals. Friendships made and skills learned at summer c…Read More