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Prairie Home Kids
1212 Rossell Ave, Oak Park, IL 60302
Prairie Home Kids is a fully licensed and insured day care center. It offers daycare programs for children 12 weeks oldMore to kindergarten age. 
Children's Garden Montessori Day Center
165 N Lombard Ave, Oak Park, IL 60302

Founded in 1980, Children's Garden Montessori Day Center offers education opportunities for pre-school andMore Kindergarten students.

Children must be two years old to get accepted into Children's Garden and can stay until their Kindergarten coursework is complete.

The school's faculty leads a wide range of children's activities, including story times, music sessions, drama programs and cooking projects.

The center also offers a Spanish Immersion program for children aged 3 to 6 years old, in which students are taught by Spanish-speaking instructors.

First Baptist Church of Oak Park
820 Ontario St, Oak Park, IL 60302
The First Baptist Church of Oak Park offers weekly worship services as well as Bible study sessions, educational andMore service opportunities, and fellowships. Services and outreach programs include divorce counseling, preschool and kindergarten after-school programs, Sunday van transportation, and shut-in visitations.  
Lincoln School
511 Park Ave, River Forest, IL 60305
This River Forest elementary school is located adjacent to the River Forest Public Schools District 90 offices. TheMore school, which underwent renovations in summer 2010, serves grades kindergarten through fourth and boasts a dedicated faculty and staff to serve the students, who learn the traditional subjects of study and have a number of extra curricular options. District 90 officials strive to implement an educational initiative at the school that includes a "structured language arts approach, support for student needs, extra help, enrichment activities," and "hand-on science instruction."
Whittier School
715 N Harvey Ave, Oak Park, IL 60302

As with all District 97 schools, the mission of Whittier School's educators is to incorporate an education thatMore promotes an understanding and tolerance of diverse cultures and communities.

From pre-kindergarten through fifth grade, students here learn through a curriculum that school officials say is always "under construction" — meaning that it's tweaked and renewed to offer students the best possible education.

Whittier parents and faculty are also committed to strong lines of communication through newsletters and an active PTO.

Pro Musica Youth Chorus
PO 2082, Oak Park, IL 60302

Founded in 1990, the chorus teaches singing to kids from kindergarten through high school, with each chorus groupedMore by age. Its performances include local concerts and collaborations with the Joffrey Ballet and the CSO. Older kids have the chance to tour nationally and internationally.

Classes are held at First Untied Church (848 Lake Street in Oak Park), but the mailing address is the PO Box provided above. Scholarships are available.

Oliver Wendell Holmes School
508 N Kenilworth Ave, Oak Park, IL 60302

As with all District 97 schools, the mission of educators at Holmes School — named after former Supreme CourtMore Justice and First Amendment advocate Oliver Wendell Holmes —  is to incorporate an education that promotes an understanding and tolerance of diverse cultures and communities.

From kindergarten through fifth grade, students here learn through a curriculum that school officials say is always "under construction" — meaning that it's tweaked and renewed to offer students the best possible education.

Washington Irving School
1125 S Cuyler Ave, Oak Park, IL 60304
Named after American essayist Washington Irving, this south Oak Park elementary school tries to incorporate an educationMore that promotes an understanding and tolerance of diverse cultures and communities. From kindergarten through fifth grade, students learn a curriculum that school officials say is always "under construction" — meaning it's tweaked and renewed to offer students the best possible education. As with all District 97 schools, Washington Irving offers strong lines of communication between parents, students and faculty.
Longfellow School
715 Highland Ave, Oak Park, IL 60304
Educators at Longfellow School continue District 97's mission of incorporating an education that promotes anMore understanding and tolerance of diverse cultures and communities. From kindergarten through fifth grade, students here learn through a curriculum that school officials say is always "under construction" — meaning that it's tweaked and renewed to offer students the best possible education. And like all schools in District 97's purview, parents have access to the Longfellow's faculty through an active PTO.
Abraham Lincoln School
1111 S Grove Ave, Oak Park, IL 60304
Abraham Lincoln School's educators work hard to incorporate District 97's mission to offer students an education thatMore promotes an understanding and tolerance of diverse cultures and communities. From kindergarten through fifth grade, students here learn through a curriculum that school officials say is always "under construction" — meaning that it's tweaked and renewed to meet student's needs. At Lincoln, school officials offer all kinds of inclusive activities, like the Global Virtual Classroom, Olympic Day and the all school dance.
St. Edmund Parish
188 S Oak Park Ave, Oak Park, IL 60302

Oak Park's first Roman Catholic church, St. Edmund Parish has been in existence since 1910

The parish is ledMore by the Rev. John W. McGivern and hosts a multitude of religious education and ministries, including a special "young adults" ministry for those in their 20s and 30s and regular Bible study groups.

Church leaders also provide guidance for the nearby St. Edmund School, which educates students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade. 

First Baptist Church Child Development Center
820 Ontario St, Oak Park, IL 60302

Now in its eighth decade, First Baptist Church Child Development Center continues its mission of providing aMore Christian education to more than 100 students.

The center offers both full- and part-time programs for children aged two to 12 years old. The pre-school and Kindergarten portion of the school operates as a not-for-profit ministry.

Programs and coursework at the center are geared toward "building positive self-image with emphasis on social, emotional, physical and cognitive skills," and the curriculum includes "art, music, movement, computer, language enrichment, reading and math readiness activities, Spanish, cooking, science, drama, free play, and field trips."

Language & Music School
150 N Oak Park Ave, Oak Park, IL 60301
Founded in 1990, this school offers language and music classes for children and adults. Private classes are 30 minutesMore per session, once a week. Languages taught include Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Spanish and English as a second language. Music lessons include wind, brass, guitar, piano, percussion, strings, voice and music composition. Most lessons are 30-minute sessions. The school also offers group immersion Spanish classes for children, with pre-school, after-school, kindergarten and summer camps available for kids age two to nine.
Hatch School
1000 N Ridgeland Ave, Oak Park, IL 60302

As with all District 97 schools, the mission of educators at Hatch School — named after the lateMore superintendent, William H. Hatch —  is to incorporate an education that promotes an understanding and tolerance of diverse cultures and communities.

From kindergarten through fifth grade, students here learn through a curriculum that school officials say is always "under construction" — meaning that it's tweaked and renewed to offer students the best possible education.

To help achieve an even richer sense of community, Hatch boasts an active parent-teacher organization that "fosters a sense of support, pride and enthusiasm for the school."

OPRF Striker Soccer Club
625 N Elmwood Ave, Oak Park, IL 60302

This association offers two ways for kids to play soccer. Its Acorn Academy is available to kids fromMore kindergarten through fifth grade; there are no tryouts or cuts. The association also offers 26 travelling teams, grouped by age and gender from sixth grade through high school, for which tryouts are required.

The club also provides special soccer skills training programs that run eight to 10 weeks in the winter, spring and fall.

The organizaton's mailing address is: OPRF Strikers, PO Box 5544, River Forest, IL 60302.