Smart Love Pre-School

 Established 2010 

"Let's. Play. School."

Starting school is a major life transition and the importance of this transition is widely acknowledged in national and international research. These findings suggest that children's experiences during the transition-to-school time can have longer term impacts. When a child experiences a positive start to school, the more likely she will have success both academically and socially.

To help parents and children with this important transition, we have designed "Let's. Play. School.”—a program that is not only a lot of fun for you and your child, but also gently introduces school to toddlers in a fun and non-pressured way. Teachers engage children in all classes with developmentally appropriate toys, games, materials and activities designed so that children will love to come to school! Each program is customized for your child, so he can start at any time.


This class is for children 12 to 36-months-old and is designed for a child's first time inside a "classroom." We introduce the concept of school to children while their parents or caregivers are with them. Children freely explore our developmentally appropriate toys, games, and materials with their parents, building confidence in their first classroom experience. Classes are 60 minutes and offered multiple times times per week. Click here for full schedule.

Now offering 50% our Thursday 10:45 to 11:45 a.m. class! Click here to register!

*When you sign up for a session of Toddler Explorations you gain access to our Toddler Fun Drop-In Classes for FREE!



For families who are not able to register for our full sessions, we also offer a drop-in class for children ages 12-36 months and their parents. While we recommend signing up for a full session to get the full benefits of the program, families will still have a great time experiencing what Smart Love has to offer! You can sign up for one class at a time, or purchase a 4-Day Class Pack at a discounted rate of $100. Click here for the full schedule or to purchase your 4-Day Class Pack.

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Natalie & Ben Heineman Smart Love Center

2222 N. Kedzie Blvd.

Chicago, IL 60647

Rush Medical Office Building

610 S. Maple St., Suite 5601

Oak Park, IL 60304

Preschool: (773) 665.8052 ext. 1

Counseling: (773) 665.8052 ext. 4

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