Most preschoolers have had limited opportunities to be away from parents or caretakers for the last 2 years—which, for some, is most of their lives. As Chicago tots get ready to take on preschool for the first time, they may benefit from a few weeks getting acclimated to a world with peers, grown-ups that aren't related to them, and potties outside of their own house. Now is a great time to start looking for summer camps for preschoolers near Chicago.
Summer camps for preschoolers near Chicago can be the perfect way to transition to school in the fall. We've rounded up several popular options throughout the city and suburbs that offer both academic enrichment and physical activities to build endurance and encourage active play. And best of all, they buy mom and dad a few child-free hours to work, run errands, or accomplish all the other deferred maintenance of adulthood.
Summer camps for all ages are filling up quickly this year, so be sure to sign up as soon as you're ready. Some camps are also offering virtual options for families that aren't ready to get back out there yet.
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Places featured in this article:
Lakefront Children's Academy
Smart Love Preschool
Children's Lighthouse North Center
The Little Gym of Chicago
Newberry Math & Science Academy
Morgan Park Academy
Catherine Cook School
GEMS World Academy
All Aboard Learning Express
Michael R. Lutz Family Center
Bright Horizons Early Education and Preschool
Impact Dance Studio LaGrange
Banner Day Camp
Science and Arts Academy
Grand Avenue Preschool Western Springs
Hummingbird Children's Academy