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ages 2-year-old program

​To be eligible for September 2020 enrollment in our Dragonflies program, your child must be 2 years old by September 1, 2020. Our application for 2020-21 is open. 

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A Montessori philosophy implemented during your child's second year of life.

Daily lessons are designed by Montessori trained teachers to prepare toddlers for entry into our Bullfrogs Pre-K program. learn more

We also give Dragonflies 1 ½ hours of independent worktime in their day, as Dr. Montessori believed when children are given the freedom to choose their own learning activities a self-confident, inquisitive, creative child emerges


A small diverse class with consistent and personalized communication throughout the day.


“We started the Lily Pad when our son was 7 weeks old. As working parents, we really appreciate the attention and love the teachers show to our son. Every time we ask them to try something for us, they are all in. Whether it's working on naps, food, etc. Every day, I know our son is getting the attention he needs and having a GREAT time playing with all of the great toys and his little friends.”


                                          - Hannah P. 



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A small class with consistent communication about your baby throughout the day.

Our Dragonfly classroom has a global feel that reflects the West Loop and a toddler-to-teacher ratio of 1:8. Classroom activities are experiential, exploratory and intentional; teaching is in the context of everyday activities. You’ll watch logical thinking, storytelling, and multistep problem-solving abilities unfold in your Dragonfly as the year goes on. 


A language rich and spacious environment for your two-year-old to learn about kindness. Building off our Tadpoles learn more program, integration of the Spanish language continues in the Dragonfly program. Our “Dragonfly river” offers plenty of space for your child to actively explore and enjoy a variety of enrichment activities, including art, music, dance, yoga, and cooking. 

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