ITAV River City

Your child's hub for creativity & growth in chicago's south loop.

Our goal is to foster a love of learning in each student that comes through our educational community.

By recognizing that each child has unique talents, learning styles, and personalities, our curriculum skillfully weaves artistic and practical disciplines into everyday academics. Students learn to follow their curiosity, to think creatively, and to work both independently and cooperatively with others. 

 

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At It Takes A Village, we celebrate diversity and strive to instill integrity, compassion, and confidence in each child. We provide students with an environment that is safe, supports risk-taking, invites the sharing of ideas, and incorporates the family, culture, and beliefs of each student.

 

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Sonji Barnes

Site Director, ITAV River City

Latasha Gibson

Site Director, ITAV River City

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My toddler’s face lights up with excitement every time we are approaching his school.  It gives me a great sense of comfort knowing that he is in great hands while I am away from him.

14 years have passed since my story with ITAV began. I am so grateful to the ITAV family for allowing my three daughters and me to be part of their great family. There have been great moments and memories that will always remain in my mind. Thank you ITAV for your support and commitment.

ITAV’s teachers are truly a third parent in raising our kids and an essential part of our family! We not only lean on them for childcare, we turn to them for emotional support as parents, laughs after a stressful day at work, and honest feedback about what our kids need that we might be missing.

After receiving my Childhood Development Associate credential through the Early Childhood Workforce program at ITAV, I realized how much I love learning about children and think I want to pursue getting my Masters in Child Development.

Lameeka H.
ITAV Parent
Christina F.
ITAV Parent and Family Support Staff Representative
Jessica & Robert
Clinical Psychologist, CPS Teacher
ITAV Parents
Asja S.
ITAV Early Childhood Workforce Program Graduate

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it takes a village