Bridgeport Child Development Center I
BRIDGEPORT CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER
The Bridgeport Child Development Center I has been providing the community with the highest quality of early education and care for more than 35 years.
Our center is accredited by the prestigious National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and provides individualized care for children, including children with special needs, in an environment designed to enhance growth and development.
Our teachers use The Creative Curriculum® to plan intentional, individualized learning experiences for children, including children with special needs. Our classroom environments include learning centers such as; blocks, dramatic play, art, library, discovery, sand and water, music and movement, and computers.
Children are engaged in activities that promote math, science, cognitive, social-emotional, physical, language and literacy development. Through active involvement with the environment, children learn to understand the world around them as they develop essential school-readiness skills and lay the foundation for a love of learning.
Our after-school curriculum follows the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) philosophy of enhancing learning by helping children to engage in problem-solving, discovery and exploratory learning through hands-on activities. Daily homework time is available with assistance from qualified teachers. Full program days are offered when Chicago Public Schools are closed.
Bridgeport Child Development I implements a Healthy Lifestyles curriculum that emphasizes taking care of our bodies, healthy eating, exercise and protecting the environment. Nutritious, catered menu options are offered for breakfast, lunch and PM snack at no additional cost.
The center boasts two on-site outdoor play areas — including a rooftop playground — and a gym that is available for indoor physical activities, exercise and group games. Gardening, yoga, music and movement, and recycling projects are among the activities provided for children and families throughout the year.
Parent & Family Engagement
Each quarter, Child Outcome data is shared with parents detailing the learning, growth and development children acquires through participation in our early learning program.
Our teaching teams work with dual language learners and families to support childrens’ home language. The program also offers family support specialists who work closely with families to coordinate and advocate for services that will enhance parent-child relationships and improve child outcomes.
Bridgeport Child Development Center I is committed to developing strong partnerships with parents and families. Some ways in which we welcome and encourage parent involvement and parent leadership opportunities are through monthly parent meetings and workshops, home visits, literacy programs, parent-teacher conferences, newsletters and family outings.
We Accept Child Care Subsidies!
Through the CCAP program, we work with families to provide premier child care services at a reduced rate depending on income and additional criteria. For additional information visit our page on the Child Care Assistance Program. To find out if your family meets the criteria for a child care subsidy, contact our center director.
What The Parents Are Saying
“We love it here. It is the best! We are amazed by your program. Your center is very structured and organized. This center is not just a daycare. Your program provides a curriculum for the children. We like the fact that the parents here have a voice and that our opinion counts. My children love coming to your school.”
“My child has become much more independent since coming to this center. My son likes to do things by himself like putting on his coat and shoes without help. He also likes to help us prepare the table before a meal such as helping us pass out the plates, spoons, and forks. He even cleans up his toys in his room without me having to ask repeatedly.”
“Bridgeport Child Development Center is a great place to be. I feel safe dropping my child off every morning knowing my child will be well taking care of.”
“This center is wonderful from the first time that I came here to the present.”
Bridgeport Child Development Center partners with the Ounce of Prevention Fund to provide Head Start services for 3- to 5-year-olds. The Head Start model provides a nurturing environment that supports the healthy growth and development of each child in the context of the child’s family, culture and community. The center also partners with Chicago Public Schools to provide State Preschool for All and Prevention Initiative Programs that provide a seamless transition for children from preschool into the public school system.
Additionally, Bridgeport Child Development Center works with community programs that provide social service resources, education and training opportunities for families. Our teachers, administration and family support specialist collaborate with families to support their needs.
7:00 a.m – 6:00 p.m.
Monday – Friday
ACCREDITATIONS / LICENSES
1:6 Two Year Olds
1:15 School age
Bridgeport Child Development Center offers a full-day summer camp program for school-age children 6-12 years old.