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Ensuring All Children Meet Their Potential is The Day Nursery Difference

The Day Nursery is a 501(c)3 that has been providing quality early childhood education for working families for over 100 years. Our creative play-based program instills a love of learning and encourages children’s continued social, cognitive and emotional development, ensuring that they become life-long learners and achieve success in future formal education.

Northwestern University Food Allergy Education

Prior to the Pandemic, The Day Nursery partnered with the Center for Food Allergy & Asthma Research (CFAAR) at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine to be the location for filming their work in Food Allergy education for professionals working with children. The Day Nursery was featured and our children were the “stars.” We received information that the film will now be incorporated into statewide professional training throughout the state of IL. Here is the link to some of the completed videos

COVID-19 Precautions

The Day Nursery understands your concern about early childhood education and the spread of COVID-19. 

To help keep children and our community healthy, our mitigation efforts go beyond requirements from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services. We follow all Oak Park Health Department directives.

For more information, please contact our parent coordinator at 708-383-8211. 



Your support is essential to keep quality early childhood education at The Day Nursery affordable and accessible for all families.​