South Loop Kindercare 1501 South State St Chicago, IL 60605 | KinderCare

South Loop Kindercare

Darcy Marshall, Center Director
1501 South State St, Chicago, IL 60605

  • Ph: (312) 913-1557
  • Open: 6:30 AM to 6:30 PM, M-F
  • Fax: (312) 913-1558
  • Ages: 6 WEEKS to 5 YEARS

Congratulations to the Sanchez family, who won our Back to School Tuition sweepstakes. Their son will be joining the South Loop KinderCare family and we’re thrilled to have him with us. We hope that the year of free tuition – along with the world class care and education your children will receive – makes a huge impact in your lives.

Welcome Meet the Team »

We are more than a childcare center. As a school, South Loop KinderCare Preschool is a place where children explore, discover and learn. We respect children as individuals and our dedicated teachers ensure that children get the positive learning experience they need to grow up happy and confident. We believe that as partners with you, we can inspire your child’s love of learning.

- Darcy Marshall, Center Director

Programs Offered

Upcoming Events View all »

  • Scholastic Book Fair!

    Come check out this books we have for sale from Scholastic books!  Book sales will be open from 2pm until 6pm Tuesday through Friday!

    Apr 15
  • Picture Day!

    LifeTouch is here taking child photos!  Everyone say "CHEESE!!"

    Apr 21

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  • Many of our child care centers are accredited by national organizations that require us to meet rigorous early childhood education standards and guidelines for high-quality care and education. Programs that are accredited have demonstrated their commitment to go beyond the state’s minimum licensing requirements to meet and maintain these high standards of quality.

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Observed Holidays

Our Centers observe the following holidays:

  • New Year's Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving
  • Day After Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Day

Please note that because holidays observed may vary between centers, please be sure to check with your Center Director for specific closures.


For the Wonderful KinderCare Staff and Teachers:

Gosh, it's hard to even know where to begin in expressing our appreciation for all that you have done for Kayla and Connor during their time at KinderCare. (And, we had to type this because trying to express these thoughts in person would have been far too tearful).

From the first day we brought Kayla here (when she was four months old), we were met with warmth, care and concern. KinderCare has been a place where our children have learned to roll over, to crawl, to sit up, to walk, to eat solid foods, to talk, to feed themselves, to write, to count, to drink out of a cup, to use the potty (well, almost), to push elevator buttons, to do art projects, to appreciate music and many more. But, more importantly, they have learned how to make friends, to use their imaginations, to show concern for others, to love, to place nicely with others, to use their manners and to be confident in their abilities. So many milestones have happened within these walls and so many lesson that they will carry with them forever.

There are really no words to describe the feeling you have, as a parent, when you know that your child is in a place where they are well cared for and look forward to going every day. That fear and guilt of handing over our most precious gifts each day is immense. But, hearing the enthusiasm with which they tell us about what they did during the day and seeing the smiles on their faces when they are with their teachers and friends (and the occasional groan that we showed up too early for pick-up), is constant reassurance of us having made the right choice in sending them to KinderCare.

We're sure there are many times when it may feel like a thankless job, but we just wanted you to knowhow incredibly valuable the work you do is each day and how much of a difference you are making in people's lives. Even though we will no longer see you every day (just during school breaks), you will always hold a special place in our hearts. Thank you again for all you do! - Carlene K., Mother

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