Our Child Development Centers
One Hope United Child Development Centers cater to the individual needs of each community, child and family in our care. We nurture children’s growth and partner with parents to help children become independent, self-confident, inquisitive learners. Our curriculum-based programs focus on preparing students to succeed when they enter kindergarten. Visit your center’s page to schedule a tour!
At One Hope United, your child will be actively learning throughout the day. Using the Creative Curriculum, our teachers design classroom environments with learning centers based around math and science, literature, music and movement, art, dramatic play, computers, and more. Through hands-on activities and the Respectful Infant Environment approach, children of all ages learn to explore, make choices, and understand the world around them.
We believe in nurturing each child’s mind, body and soul. Our proprietary Healthy Lifestyles curriculum emphasizes exercise, healthy routines, nutritional practices and environmental awareness. Daily indoor or outdoor activities that promote this philosophy include cooking, maintaining center gardens, recycling, and gym or playground time.
Technology in the Classroom
Technology is a crucial part of any education today. Many of our classrooms incorporate computer activities and SMART Boards—interactive digital screens that support a range of learning styles, from tactical to visual to audio. Our Des Plaines, O’Hare, and Wilmette centers use Tadpoles, an app that allows teachers to send you photos, videos, and updates on your child’s day, straight to your email or smart phone. More centers will begin using tadpoles soon!
We support your child’s healthy development both at our centers and while they’re at home. Our centers build deep relationships with the communities they’re in and customize their care to each individual child and family who attends. Centers offer parent programs to help you bond with your child and support their education, and our curriculum includes events that encourage family participation.
All of our eligible centers are accredited or undergoing accreditation by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)—a distinction held by only 6% of centers in the country.