Concordia Place on Whipple

Children 6 weeks through 5 years old prepare not just for kindergarten, but for a lifelong love of learning in Chicago’s Avondale neighborhood. Concordia Place on Whipple is a longtime, accredited institution by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).

Space Features

  • Large indoor play space and two outdoor play lots with age-appropriate equipment
  • On quiet, tree-lined, residential street
  • Multi-generational activities

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Service Features

  • Accommodating Hours 7:00am – 6:00pm year round
  • Open door policy—parents welcome to drop in anytime during the day
  • Eco-friendly environment and organic foods
  • NAEYC accredited and follows Illinois Early Learning Standards

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3300 N. Whipple
Chicago, IL 60618

  • Close to Blue Line’s Belmont stop and Belmont (#74) bus stop
  • Accommodating hours—7:00am – 6:00pm
  • Call us at (773) 463-1600

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Site Director Sarah Spraker

Sarah has held a variety of program and leadership roles since she joined the Concordia Place team in 2004. Sarah started as a teacher in the summer camp program at Concordia Place on Seeley and within three years, she was promoted to Assistant Director then Site Director at Concordia Place on Seeley. In 2012, Sarah moved to Concordia Place on Whipple as its Site Director. She has led both sites through the NAEYC reaccreditation process. Sarah also helped lead the effort to open a two-year‐old program at Concordia Place on Seeley. In addition, Sarah served on the Board of Directors for the North Center Chamber of Commerce for four years and was the chairperson for their Community Events committee. She received her BA in Elementary Education and Human Development from Boston College, and has continued her education with graduate‐level coursework at the University of Illinois at Chicago and Erikson Institute.

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It warms our hearts when we see our kids walk right up to their teachers in the morning to give them hugs. We know our kids feel safe and loved.

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Concordia provides more than 35 years of experience in delivering high-quality early childhood programming. We encourage children’s natural curiosity in a nurturing and active learning environment. The best way to get to know us is to schedule a tour at one of our locations!

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