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Welcome to The Giving Tree's official website!

Here at The Giving Tree, our mission is to provide a safe, developmentally appropriate environment for learning. Our focus is to promote and support each child’s social, emotional, physical and cognitive development by providing an engaging and encouraging environment for early care and early development. Our goal is to help each child cultivate a life-long love of learning.

                                              - The Giving Tree Teachers

Current State of Child Care in Illinois

 It has been our number one objective to remain open in a safe environment for the children and families we serve during the Covid health emergency.  We have increased our cleaning procedures, we have altered our pick up and drop off routines and we have reduced our hours of operation to allow time for the deep cleaning that needs to be performed each and every day, and to allow our staff to decompress.  COVID - 19 has taken a toll on each and everyone one of us in some way or another and we need to take care of each other.  We have wonderful families that have banded together during these uncertain times and donated hand sanitizer, or wipes or paper towels when they were scarce, and we are forever grateful.  We are stronger together and will continue to support each other in what ever the need is throughout the remainder of this pandemic.  Thank you to our existing families, to our future families we look forward to meeting you, we are a community that supports each other.


Kate and The Giving Tree Staff

The Giving Tree features a curriculum that is based on the developmental needs of each child in the classroom. Our qualified teachers then prepare developmentally-appropriate lesson plans to encompass the needs of the classroom.


We provide an environment where children can learn individually, in small groups, and as a whole class. Our children have opportunities to explore freely while being supported and guided by teachers who are caring, experienced and knowledgeable. We provide an environment that promotes positive decision making, self-help skills, self-sufficient behavior and opportunities for children to learn and grow from their mistakes.


Most importantly, The Giving Tree is a place where not only parents feel safe and secure about where their children are spending their day, but a place where children have fun, are cared for, respected, and have numerous learning opportunities geared for their developmental needs.

Outside time

Gross motor activities in our large outside playground.

Small Group

Pre-K students work in small groups.


Thematic play outside too.

Reduced Emergency Hours

Monday 7 am-5 pm

Tuesday 7 am-5 pm

Wednesday 7 am-5 pm

Thursday 7 am-5 pm

Friday 7 am-5 pm

Saturday Closed

Sunday Closed

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