Editor's note: This story is part of the Fall 2011 Education and Enrichment Guide, a special advertising section produced by Wednesday Journal. Click here to view the entire Fall 2011 Education Guide.
Granny’s Corner is the perfect place for any kid to spend their childhood. Our first graduate, who came to us as a baby is now a junior in college. Granny’s Corner is a place where children have an opportunity to learn by exploring. Generally, families start at Granny’s Corner before the third month of the child’s life and stay until the child goes to school. From our structured curriculum, the children are taught English, Spanish and American Sign language, gardening, learn to work as a team as well as independently, whatever it takes to be a successful person, and recycle - all on a daily basis. The kids at Granny’s Corner are expected to - and do - excel. To expose the children to many cultures and experiences, there are field trips to playgrounds, parks, amusement parks, museums, beaches, parent’s places of employment, lagoons, fishing sites, circuses and much more in and around the Chicago area. The children receive weekly music and art experiences taught by local professionals. The children are fed nutritious meals and snacks that are planned and prepared in house.
Our family style serving of meals enhances proper table manners and promotes language skills. Every morning, before the children start their day, they have circle time, which consists of the Pledge of Allegiance, the Lord’s Prayer, a general prayer, and a few songs to get them excited to start a new day. Every Wednesday is pancake day, one of the kids favorite days, where they choose their favorite syrup to put on a special pancake. But, everyday is special. Some of the families choose to have their children go directly to kindergarten from Granny’s Corner. Once attending the area’s public and private elementary schools, our alumni are normally ranked at the top of their class and stay in touch with us often working with us during school breaks!