Your Curious Purple Parrot
Reaches New Heights Through Exploration & Fun, Play-Based Learning

Toddlers (Purple Parrots) | 15 - 30 Months | Serving Manhattan, IL

Learning Through Play Builds Skills For Life

Hands-on, play-based learning advances your child on all levels by promoting physical, social, emotional, academic, and creative growth. As your little one learns through love, laughter, and questions, they learn about themselves, the world around them, and unforgettable life skills.
Learning Through Play Builds Skills For Life

Social-Emotional Skills For Healthy Relationships

Loving teachers help your child learn how to manage and express their emotions, make good choices, and be open, respectful, and understanding of others. These are crucial social-emotional skills that lead to better relationships throughout life.

An Extra Teacher In The Room Enhances Growth

With a lower-than-state-required ratio of one teacher for every four students PLUS an extra teacher in the room, teachers enhance your little one’s growth by offering personalized care that focuses directly on your child’s unique needs, interests, and abilities.
An Extra Teacher In The Room Enhances Growth
We Partner With You To Master Potty Training

We Partner With You To Master Potty Training

Partnering with you to establish consistent potty training at home and school makes potty training easier for your child. When your child is ready, loving teachers guide them through the process in a fun, engaging way that ensures success.

With An In-Class Bathroom, Your Child Doesn’t Have To Leave The Room!

Easily Communicate With Teachers Using Your App

Your child’s teachers firmly believe in the importance of constant communication and parental involvement. Your free parent app keeps you in the loop with cute pictures, videos, daily updates, progress reports, school announcements, and direct messages to and from teachers.
Easily Communicate With Teachers Using Your App
Proud Recipient Of The Illinois ExceleRate Silver Circle Award

Proud Recipient Of The Illinois ExceleRate Silver Circle Award

Proud recipients of the Illinois ExceleRate Silver Circle of Quality Center award for not 1 but 3 consecutive terms means your child receives high-quality care and education with a deep commitment to excellence.

Connecting Home & School With Family Partnerships

A strong partnership with your child’s teachers ensures your little one has everything they need to thrive academically, physically, emotionally, and socially. Continuity of care, regular evaluations, and open communication help everyone work toward the best education experience possible.
Connecting Home & School With Family Partnerships

Here’s how teachers support your family connection:

Over An Acre Of Outdoor Space Builds Confidence

Over An Acre Of Outdoor Space Builds Confidence

Being outside every day in a safe, age-separated yard with over an acre of playspace enables your child to roam freely while building confidence in their walking and running abilities while developing valuable motor skills.

Healthy, Peanut-Free Food Included In Your Tuition

An onsite chef whips up a healthy morning and afternoon snack and a tasty lunch. They prepare everything in a nut/peanut-free environment, and it’s all included in your tuition!

Healthy, Nut-Free Food Included In Your Tuition
Exciting In-House Activities With Family, Firefighters, Santa, & More

Exciting In-House Activities With Family, Firefighters, Santa, & More

Come celebrate special occasions and community events with family and friends at the center for Fall Fest, Thanksgiving feasts, visits from local firefighters and SANTA, family fun nights, Grandparents’ Day, ice cream socials, book fairs, holiday shows, graduation ceremonies, and more!

Enrichment Programs Boost Communication & Curiosity

Your toddler participates in free enrichments like baby signing to speed up speech development, reduce frustration by giving them a way to express their needs, and increase parent-child bonding. And gardening helps take their learning outside as they start exploring nature!
Enrichment Programs Boost Communication & Curiosity

FAQs

We are open Monday through Friday from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., year-round.

We have professional cleaners come in every day to ensure sparkling, germ-free spaces. Staff also sanitizes throughout the day, and we have air purifiers and electrostatic sprayers to eliminate any pesky microbes in the air or on hard-to-clean surfaces.

All entrance doors require a coded fob for access, plus the yard is completely fenced. We also have internal-use security cameras throughout the center, and all staff members hold a current CPR certification.

Hear What Parents Have To Say...

"He loves going to school every morning to see his teachers and friends..."
"He loves going to school every morning to see his teachers and friends..."
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My son has attended this daycare since he was 8 months old. They have taught him so much! He loves going to school every morning to see his teachers and friends. They also handled Covid extremely well and have put my mind at ease. I would highly recommend this daycare.

- Jessica Piscione

"the kids get to spend a lot of time outside and playing in general..."
"the kids get to spend a lot of time outside and playing in general..."
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My children love Kid Country. My daughter is particularly energized by KC and wants to go to school every morning, including on weekends. It helps (and I love) that the kids get to spend a lot of time outside and playing in general. (Playing is the best way for kids to learn.) They love their teachers and they’re making good friends along the way.

- Nicholas M

"There so much space to play outside, the teachers are phenomenal..."
"There so much space to play outside, the teachers are phenomenal..."
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Can’t say enough good things about kid country! Our child loves it there and gets mad at us if we pick up too early. There so much space to play outside, the teachers are phenomenal, and it doesn’t sink of dirty diapers. Very happy with our choice of sending our child here.

- Jennifer Goodman

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"They are attentive and I’ve really enjoyed the experience..."
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My son loves going to Kid Country. They are attentive and I’ve really enjoyed the experience! I also have a baby in the nursery and it is so nice to not have to worry about her during the day and I know she is in good hands and loves seeing the teachers there.

- Lori Jenen

"Communication is great, I receive daily emails summarizing the day..."
"Communication is great, I receive daily emails summarizing the day..."
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Staff are outstanding and always go above and beyond for my child. Facility is very clean, organized with a friendly atmosphere. Communication is great, I receive daily emails summarizing the day and it’s nice to open pictures showing the fun activities. I highly recommend Kid County to any one looking for a great environment for their child.

- Nick T

"My daughter loves to go to school and I love picking her up and hearing how her day was..."
"My daughter loves to go to school and I love picking her up and hearing how her day was..."
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It’s so nice to have your child attend a place that feels like they are your family. Kid Country is our second home and I am so happy we are able to send our daughter there. The Blue Gills program is 10 out of 10!! Miss Rhonda, Miss Wendy and Miss Sam are the best! My daughter loves to go to school and I love picking her up and hearing how her day was. Nothing but the best. Thank you Kid Country!!!!

- Emily H

"everyone of their staff is friendly and knows my children by name..."
"everyone of their staff is friendly and knows my children by name..."
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Kid country has provided such high quality care for both my children, everyone of their staff is friendly and knows my children by name. Always greeted kindly. Highly recommend! They continue to amaze me with their dedication to safety and kindness.

- Yesenia Chavez

" It’s great for my daughter to have such a safe connection with one of her teachers..."
" It’s great for my daughter to have such a safe connection with one of her teachers..."
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Absolutely love sending my children here! My daughter has a special connection with Ms. Elly! Whenever she is having a bad day, I know Ms. Elly will find a way to cheer my daughter up. My daughter barely allows me to brush her hair, yet allows Ms. Elly braid her hair in all these fun ways. It’s great for my daughter to have such a safe connection with one of her teachers.

- Carly Benard

"The children are taught strong social skills and he has made incredible friends..."
"The children are taught strong social skills and he has made incredible friends..."
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My son loves going to Kid Country. He started as an infant and is now in pre-kindergarten. Kid Country is family. The caring and dedication of the staff cannot be beat. The children are taught strong social skills and he has made incredible friends that will last a lifetime.

- Erin Malinowski

"Everyone is so nice, helpful and professional. They do so much with them..."
"Everyone is so nice, helpful and professional. They do so much with them..."
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My 8 month old grandson has been going to Kid Country for a few months now and he gets so excited when we walk through the door in the morning. Everyone is so nice, helpful and professional. They do so much with them. They keep you very well informed. I would definitely recommend bringing your children here.

- Kim Bottema

"The staff at Kid Country were extremely helpful and understanding with our concerns..."
"The staff at Kid Country were extremely helpful and understanding with our concerns..."
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We have had nothing but a wonderful experience at Kid Country! The staff at Kid Country were extremely helpful and understanding with our concerns and made the transition seamless. Our son truly loves going to school and all of the activities. The stuff is involved with the development of all their children and always have the child's best interest in mind. We love knowing our son is in such good hands! I would recommend to any parent!

- Brittany Creen

"I credit her speech to Kid Country and the amazing teachers they have on staff..."
"I credit her speech to Kid Country and the amazing teachers they have on staff..."
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Kid Country Childcare is the best thing I have done for my child. Before starting, at one and a half she was almost completely non verbal with no signs of starting. After about 2 months she started speaking more. Now at two and a half she hasn’t stopped talking. I credit her speech to Kid Country and the amazing teachers they have on staff. Out of all the childcare facilities in my area, I’m glad I went with Kid Country.

- Lauren S

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