Welcome to Smart Love Preschool

What is the Formula for Future School Success?

Smart Love Preschool is a fully-licensed, not-for-profit school serving children ages 12-months-old to 6-years-old. We offer a play-based curriculum, focused on creating a positive relationship with learning in a nurturing environment.


At Smart Love, we foster children’s social and emotional development as the portal for their academic growth and success. All learning—from how to get along with others to finding joy in learning new things—flows from the well-being of the child. Widely considered by child development experts around the world as key to success in school, social and emotional development translates into having:


Confidence: A willingness to ask for help when needed but not because of feeling incompetent     

Curiosity: A long-lasting desire to learn that doesn’t depend solely on subject matter      

Love of Learning: An ability to enjoy the process of learning and not just the grade

Resiliency: A capacity to stick to the learning goal despite difficulty level, setbacks and confusion

Focus: An ability to study despite feeling tired or being distracted


Our students move on to elementary school with a desire to learn, a sense of confidence in the classroom and a resiliency that keeps them engaged in learning.

Smart Love Preschool offers financial aid for eligible families. Please contact us at 773.665.8052, ext. 1 or contact@smartlovefamily.org to learn more.


News & Events

February 21, 2020

Free Toddler Music & Movement Play Time

9:00 to 10:00 a.m.


Join us as we offer a music & movement play time in our toddler classroom! Families are encouraged to explore all that our toddler classroom has to offer and to enjoy time with their child and others. This play date is geared for children between the ages of 12 and 36 months and is an unstructured and casual event, so share the fun and bring your neighbors and friends! Space is limited – please RSVP to amber.guenther@smartlovefamily.org

February 22, 2020

Smart Love Preschool Open House

10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Join us at our Preschool Open House! Tour our building, meet staff, and learn more about the Smart Love approach to early childhood education. Please RSVP: amber.guenther@smartlovefamily.org. 

March 06, 2020

Free Toddler Art Exploration Play Time!

9:00 to 10:00 a.m.


Join Smart Love Preschool as we offer a FREE Toddler Art Exploration Play Time in our toddler classroom every month! Each class the children will have the chance to explore and create using different art mediums such as paint, stamps, markers, and more! We encourage children to also explore our toddler classroom and discover how all the activities we offer foster the joy of learning.  This play date is geared for children between the ages of 12 and 36 months and is an unstructured, casual event, so dress for mess and share the fun, neighbors and friends are welcome! Space is limited – please RSVP to: amber.guenther@smartlovefamily.org

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Natalie & Ben Heineman Smart Love Center

2222 N. Kedzie Blvd.

Chicago, IL 60647

Preschool: (773) 665.8052 ext. 1

Counseling: (773) 665.8052 ext. 4

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1010 Lake Street, Suite 500

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