Welcome to Takeda Center for Child Development

Meet the Center Director

Margaret Gall

M-F: 6:45 a.m. to 6:15 p.m.
Phone: 224-554-5000

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Our Educational Programs

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Infants

An exceptional place for your baby to thrive and grow

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Toddler/Twos

An engaging world where toddlers learn and explore

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Preschool

Where curious children become inspired and ready for school

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Kindergarten Prep

Preparing children for success in kindergarten and beyond

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Kindergarten

A place for children’s social and academic skills to flourish

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School-Aged

Where children become engaged learners who take pride in academic achievement

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Summer Camp

A welcoming place for age-appropriate fun, friendships, and exploration

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Meet Our Teaching Team

Krystal O.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: I love watching them grow into their own foot steps.

Teaching since: 2003

Michelle T.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: they end up teaching us how to open our eyes andd see the world in a whole new light!

Teaching since: 2001

Jill P.

Twos Classroom

I love teaching because: I enjoy learning along with them as their minds explore and take in new sights, sounds, and experiences on a daily basis.

Teaching since: 1980

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The World at Their Fingertips

Our own World at Their Fingertips® curriculum is based on the research of the most renowned education experts. Designed by our education team, it’s created to support these important early years, to inspire children to be bold explorers today and joyful, confident learners for life.

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Literacy, language, and love of books cultivated through listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

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Science Rocks

Spurring a sense of wonder through observations and experiments in which we ask questions and form, record, and describe conclusions.

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Art Smart

Fostering an interest and appreciation of art, music, theater and dance, while encouraging individual talents and artistic expression.

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Math Counts

Early math concepts experienced through counting, sorting, patterning, one-on-one correspondence, and problem solving.

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Well Aware

Healthy living developed through physical activity, good nutrition, and healthful habits incorporated into every day routines.

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Towards a Better World

Experiences and activities designed to help children learn to respect our world, its diverse people, and the environment we live in.

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Caring Matters

Support for important social skills including compromise, self-regulation, negotiating with peers, and forming positive relationships.

“Ms. Jill, we appreciate your wonderful sense of humor and kindness in caring for little girls who are not always easy to handle! Thank you so much for brightening our days. xx”

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Valerie and Sophie

“Thank you for taking care of Harvey in the infant room. Because of the 3 of you, we felt so comfortable leaving Harvey in TCCD's care. We miss you!”

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Adam, Alison, and Harvey

“Thank you for helping Harvey transition to the Toddler room. The 3 of you are very focused on his development and maturity - we notice the work you put in everyday and it has shown as Harvey has grown in so many ways during the past couple months.”

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Adam, Alison, and Harvey

“Miss Sarai, you make drop off a stress free experience and understand so intuitively what our non-morning toddler needs when saying bye bye to Mummy or Daddy, a hug, breakfast and to wave out the window. It starts all our days off so much better when we leave him happy. Thank you.”

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Justine

“Miss Deidre, thank you for your patience and encouragement with our little boy, he is learning so many new things everyday, even if he pretends not to know sometimes! We appreciate your care and kindness.”

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Healthy Food for Growing Children

Healthy food is part of children’s development. Our menus align with our wellness commitment to Partnership for Healthier America. By eating family-style and serving themselves, children learn about making healthy choices and the connection between food and community.

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Early Education Awards & Partnerships

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