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Bridgeport Child Development Center 1

Creative Growth Starts Here!

The Bridgeport Child Development Center I provides individualized care in an environment tailored to enhance growth and development, including for children with special needs.

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Personalized Learning

Staff set unique goals and daily life experiences, preparing your child for kindergarten using The Creative Curriculum®. We plan intentional, individualized learning using art, music, and more, with daily homework assistance and full program days when Chicago Public Schools are closed.

We help your child grow in:  

Our After School curriculum follows the STEM philosophy to help with problem-solving through hands-on activities.

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Healthy Lifestyles

The center’s unique Healthy Lifestyles program will introduce your child to:

We use Food2You catering, they provide delicious, nutritionist-approved meals that your children will love. We offer breakfast, lunch, and PM snack at no additional cost.

Children enjoy our two outdoor play areas and indoor gym. We also host family activities throughout the year.

In our garden, children learn how to plant, care for, and harvest vegetables and flowers. We also learn the importance of ‘Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.’

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Grow With Us!

Community Partners

Start Early

We partner with Start Early to provide Head Start services for children 3-5 years old. The Head Start model creates a nurturing environment to support the healthy growth and development of each child in the context of their family, culture, and community.  

Chicago Public Schools

We partner with Chicago Public Schools to provide State Preschool and Prevention Initiative Programs for a seamless transition from preschool into the public school system. 

Local Programs

We work with community programs that provide social service resources, education, and training opportunities for families. Our teachers, administration, and family support specialists collaborate with families to help meet their needs and allow them to thrive. 


Programs Offered Here

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Summer Camp

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Check out our food menu and allergy menu.


School Age
Summer Camp


1:6 Toddler
1:10 Preschool 
1:15 School Age 


Full-day summer camp program for school-age children 6-12 years old.


Council on Accreditation 
Illinois ExceleRate
Gold Circle of Quality 

We work with the Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) to provide premier child care services at a reduced rate. Contact us for more information.

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what parents are saying

“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 taken care of.”

“We love it here. We are amazed by your program. We like the fact that the parents here have a voice and that our opinion counts.”

“My child has become much more independent since coming to this center.”

“I love the growth that I have seen in my child’s development since they enrolled.”

Our Team

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Roberto Recio Jr.

Assistant Director

Joined 2010

My motivation for what I do is being able to connect with children and families from all walks of life in need of our programs and making a difference in their lives.

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Marybeth Mlikotic


Joined 2010

Early childhood allows the focus to be on children, families, staff and supporting their goals and development. I am able to meet people where they are and highlight how working together not only supports children but empowers our families and staff!

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3053 S. Normal Ave
Chicago, IL 60616



Business Hours

Weekdays - 7:30AM to 6PM

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