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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Site Director, ITAV River City
Site Director, ITAV River City
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all about our River City location
Our Chicago South Loop daycare location at River City has classrooms available for all children birth to 5 years old. We also provide care options for remote-learners older than 5.
The low staff-to-student ratio allows each child’s natural curiosity to direct his or her learning and to shape our curriculum. Our highly qualified teachers (Masters and Bachelor Degrees) and staff are committed to working within each child’s comfort zone to ensure optimal social, emotional, and educational results. All staff have received satisfactory background checks, and are certified in Pediatric CPR and First Aid.
To enhance our program, our preschoolers attend monthly field trips related to the monthly theme, participate in karate to learn self control, participate in Spanish activities to improve language development, participate in both visual and performing arts, and receive visits from community helpers such as firemen, police, librarians, state representatives, and aldermen. Enrichment activities such as dance classes are also available.
ITAV River City offers the gold standard in early childhood development with an unmatched academic focus. Children are taught early mastery of literacy, mathematics, and critical thinking skills. This includes specialization in early reading and math instruction, The Creative Curriculum and Building Language for Literacy, as well as the Baby Signs Curriculum for our infant & toddler program.
ITAV River City is located in Chicago’s South Loop within the River City residential complex at 800 S. Wells, Suite #180. We are lucky to be able to share residency within the same building as our kindergarten through eighth grade school: Village Leadership Academy (VLA). This common location provides families an enhanced pipeline opportunity for students who graduate from ITAV River City to transition on to VLA.
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.
ITAV Parent and Family Support Staff Representative
Clinical Psychologist, CPS Teacher
ITAV Early Childhood Workforce Program Graduate
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