Learn. Educate. Grow

Our goal is to help children develop a “Love for Learning”. We strive to provide safe, secure, and affordable daycare to diverse families within the South Chicago-Beverly Community.

General Info

Owners: Kathy Bracy

Age Levels: Infant- 6 yrs

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  • Gross motor skill activities
  • Vocalizing sounds
  • Recognize Pictures
  • Singing Songs
  • Introduction to Colors, Shapes and textures
  • Nurturing Creativity
  • Gross and fine motor skill activities
  • Color and size concepts
  • Circle time
  • Songs and story time
  • Recognizing  shapes, colors and numbers
  • Simple puzzles
  • Creative play
  • Language centers
  • Gross and fine motor skill activities
  • Functional Numerical skills
  • Language and Literacy
  • Problem Solving
  • Creative Expression
  • Social-emotional growth skills
  • Environmental exploration
  • Circle time
  • Global Enrichment
  • Basic Spanish Vocabulary
  • Accelerated Creative curriculum
  • Problem Solving Skills
  • Critical thinking
  • Educational Field trips
  • Physical fitness
  • Digital technology
  • Circle time
  • Critical thinking
  • Logic/ Cognitive reasoning
  • Global enrichment
  • Accelerated curriculum
  • Creative expression
  • Spanish
  • Digital Technology
  • Physical fitness
  • Educational field trips

Our Mission & Vision

Live and Learn Child Development Center’s mission is to provide safe, secure, and affordable daycare to diverse families within the South Chicago-Beverly Community. We provide a wide range of age-appropriate learning opportunities for children from ages 6 weeks to 6 years old, to develop and grow intellectually, socially, and emotionally.

Our goal is to help children develop a “Love for Learning”. Children of all ages learn and develop best in a positive and supportive atmosphere, so our aim is to support and develop their maximum potential in their social/emotional, intellectual, physical, language and creative life skills.

We strive to build a nurturing community, drawing upon a child-parent-teacher-community relationship. Our degreed teachers help and encourage the children to be more independent, to build self-confidence, self-esteem and to help develop the needed skills to prepare them for school and life experiences.

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10721 S Western Ave
Chicago, IL 60643

School Hours

M-F: 8am – 4pm
Weekends: Closed

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Our Goals

The following are the basic goals for the children when in our care:


  • To develop a life love of learn
  • To build a love for reading
  • To learn oberservation and discussion skills
  • To build upon natural curiosity
  • To develop the foundation needed to advance in the primary grades


  • To be able able to respect others and the property of others
  • To be able to interact effectively with others
  • To be able to function well in group settings


  • To develop empathy with others
  • To learn how others express and deal with emotions
  • To be able tp express and deal with the emotions they have


  • To develop lifelong, healthy habits
  • To learn the importance of good nutrition and good hygiene
  • To develop large and small motor skills




What Parents are Saying

My children love attending Live and Learn! I have had 3 children under their care including an infant, toddler and preschooler and all have thrived and grown. They place a strong emphasis on academics while making learning fun. The teachers are engaged and involved. I am so glad I found this school and would recommend it to others in the community!.”

I cannot say enough good things about Live and Learn Child Development Center. I am so pleased with the education and instruction my son has received thus far. My son was one of the very first Live and Learn students. Under the instruction of the excellent teachers and staff at Live and Learn, he has excelled at a level far beyond peers his age.

My kids really enjoyed the center. I was happy to know a chef prepared the meals. Field trips and fun activities was included as well! I’ve lived and learned from other centers that this place puts the extra effort to make the kids comfortable and loved! Another benefit is that they make learning fun!


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Get In Touch

Location: 10721 S Western Ave Chicago, IL 60643

Telephone: (773) 253-5011


School Hours: M-F: 7:30am – 5:30pm