“My daughter started [at Concordia Place] this past fall, and the staff has been wonderful helping her adjust. They’ve been mindful of her uncertainty, meeting her needs with age-appropriate strategies (she’s 4 and was coming from a home-based daycare where she was used to a very free environment and had grown up with all the other children). Within a week, it was obvious she was comfortable at Concordia. I love how friendly the entire staff is, from the Director to the all the teachers. Every person I’ve spoken to has been open and understanding on a daily basis, always willing to listen and work with me. They’ve adjusted to our family’s crazy schedule and are very quick with their communication. I love that they serve (and provide menus of) healthful food and provide daily updates on my daughter’s daily activities. I appreciate their mix of free play learning in a structured, classroom setting learning. I think my daughter will be better prepared for Kindergarten because of Concordia.”
Avondale, Irving Park, North Center, and Ravenswood
3300 N. Whipple
Chicago, Illinois 60618
Concordia Place has four locations serving the northwest side of Chicago.
Concordia on Whipple
3300 N. Whipple
Chicago, IL 60618
Concordia on Seeley
3855 N. Seeley
Chicago, IL 60618
Concordia on Ravenswood
4809 N. Ravenswood
Chicago, IL 60640
Concordia on Milwaukee
3696 N. Milwaukee Avenue
Chicago, IL 60641
About Concordia Place
Concordia Place provides over 40 years of experience in delivering high-quality, private Early Childhood programming for children six weeks to five years. The child development centered approach provides a well-rounded experience and ensures children are confident, joyful, and prepared to enter kindergarten.
Concordia Place meets the needs of working families. The centers are open all year round from 7am-6pm on M-F, and offer a sliding scale tuition structure. Classrooms are designed and constructed with children’s learning and nurturing in mind. Concordia Early Childhood centers are safe, comfortable places that promote relationships between the teaching staff and young children. The schools offer ample indoor and outdoor space, which allows infants, toddlers, and preschoolers to explore, learn and develop.
Concordia Place evaluates student-learning outcomes utilizing the Teaching Strategies Gold Assessment tool. In fall of 2017, 91% of preschool children and 94% of children entering kindergarten met or exceeded expectations in social-emotional, physical, language, cognitive, literacy, and math development.
Afterschool Program (Ages 5-12)
Afterschool Programing is available at the Whipple location until 5:30pm on M-F. The program is also open for spring and winter school breaks. Through art, games, cooking, drama and sports, children learn socialization, team building, problem-solving and communication skills. Learn more about the Afterschool Program at this link.
Teen Leadership Programs (Ages 12-18)
Concordia offers four year round teen programs at no cost. All programs take place at the Whipple location. While program content varies, all teens engage in hands-on activities based on a curriculum informed by MHA Labs, a research-based framework of six core social, emotional, and cognitive skill domains proven to drive academic, career, and personal success. Learn more about the Teen Leadership Programs at this link.
Summer Camp (Ages 5-12)
Concordia offers a 10 week summer camp from 7am-5:30pm, M-F, at both the Whipple and Seeley locations. Team building, games, swimming, field trips, science experiment, and creative expression are all interwoven to create a full summer of fun and learning. Learn more about summer camp at this link.
Concordia Place is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) ExceleRate Illinois Gold Circle of Quality.
Student Body: Coed
Grade Level: Infant – 5-years-old
- Before & Afterschool Care for children through age 12
Program and Services
- Summer Camp for children ages 5 – 12
- Teen Leadership Programs for ages 12 – 18