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Child Care and Early Education

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 and meet their individual goals.

Our programs have unique curriculum for children at different stages of development and serve children ages 0-12. Contact a center director today to learn more!


Why One Hope United?


Each of our centers has implemented extensive safety protocols to protect the health of our students, staff, and families.

  • Classroom capacity is limited
  • Masks must be worn at all times (by everyone over 2 years old)
  • Temperature checks are required to enter each center
  • Regular disinfection practices are in place throughout the day
  • Classrooms do not interact with one another in order to decrease contact among students and staff
  • Non-essential visitors are not allowed in our centers

Read our full COVID-19 Health and Safety document here.



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 less than 10% of centers in the country.

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 positive choices, and understand the world around them.


Many of our centers accept forms of financial assistance that can help fund your child’s education. Our Center Directors are happy to consult with you about how to fund your child’s education.

Contact a center director to see if you qualify for financial assistance!

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Find an Education Center near you! 

Aurora Early Learning Center
525 College Ave.
Aurora, IL 60505

Bridgeport Child Development Center I
3053 S. Normal Ave.
Chicago, IL 60616

The Busy Bee Children’s Center
2115 Ernie Krueger Cir.
Waukegan, IL 60087

Edgewater Early Learning Center
5244 N. Lakewood Ave.
Chicago, IL 60640

Elgin Child & Family Resource Center
210 National St.
Elgin, IL 60120

Joliet Early Learning Center
500 Parks Ave
Joliet, IL 60432

One Hope United's COVID-19 ResponseHealth and safety is our top priority.

Our top priority is the health and safety of our children, families, and communities.

In response to the COVID-19 health crisis, all One Hope United centers are operating with safety measures in place, including:

  • Reduced class sizes
  • Required face mask upon entry
  • Required temperature check upon entry
  • Extensive sanitation procedures 
  • Limited cross-classroom contact

To learn more about how we are ensuring the health of our families, contact one of our center directors or read the health and safety document below.

Read more!