Green Bean Day School & Nursery - Chicago IL Day Care Center

2214 N ELSTON AVE , CHICAGO IL 60614
(773) 360-1941
2 Reviews

About the Provider

Description: The Green Bean is founded on the notion that children, their families, and societies all benefit from high-quality early childhood programs. Long-term projects and open-ended discussions bring together language activities, social studies, science, dramatic play and artistic expression, providing young children with an environment which encourages active exploration and discovery. Together we question, investigate, negotiate, and learn. We see ourselves as teachers, caregivers and, above all, partners dedicated to working with families and helping children realize their fullest potential.

Additional Information: Provider First Licensed on 11/22/11.

Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: 510016
  • Capacity: 117
  • Age Range: 6W TO 6Y
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: No
  • Current License Issue Date: Nov 22, 2014
  • District Office: Department of Children & Family Services
  • District Office Phone: (877) 746-0829 (Note: This is not the facility phone number.)

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Reviews

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Kristy B Feb 02, 2015

I just wanted to tell anyone reading this that our daughter, who was 18 Months when started, had an wonderful experience at Green Bean. Our family absolutely loved the caregivers and the administration. We only moved to a different daycare after we moved to a new neighborhood. We still look at photos of her time there (they have a daily blog with photos of your children's activities, all of which we saved) and our daughter talks about her "friends" from school. Please do not let this one persons's negative experience dissuade you from visiting Green Bean to see if it is right for your family.

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mtayebi Apr 20, 2013

We had an awful experience in the Green Bean Day School & Nursery toddler room and strongly recommend you avoid it. Our 15 month old had started out in the nursery at 5 months, which was a great experience. The teachers really cared for the infants and the baby - teacher ratio was very good (3/1). Once moved to the toddler room we had a completely different experience where there was a much less nurturing environment and kids were left to fend for themselves. The ages of the kids varied from 14 to 24+ months, so the younger kids were often overwhelmed by the older children.

After being in the toddler room for a few weeks our daughter's temperament changed as she became much more emotional to the point where she'd be screaming when we dropped her off in the mornings and clinging to us when we came to pick her up. She still got along great with the nursery teachers but was the most temperamental when with the Toddler room teachers (who had turned over in the short time we were there). It got so bad that she picked-up a biting habit to which we received no guidance on how to resolve, but were told was common for a child her age in such an environment where she was the smallest in a large group and couldn't communicate. We asked what we could do to improve her temperament but were consistently told it was just a phase as she transitioned into a new room.

You could imagine our surprise when we were blind-sided with the owner Nicole asking us to take our child out because she required too much 1-on-1 attention. When asked what we could do to work on this and if this had happened before, we were told there was nothing we could do and that they had asked 2 other toddlers to leave in the past (this is 3 kids within an 18 month period). Essentially they decided to swap out our child for an easier one that would require less attention.

We were given no notice and had to fly family in to take care of our daughter while we found an alternative child care solution. Our pediatrician, other day cares and fellow parents we spoke with all found the Green Bean's handling of the situation appalling. Moreover, we have sent our daughter to another daycare and had multiple play dates with not one bite incident in the two weeks since leaving the Green Bean. We've also scene a significant improvement in her temperament and overall happiness. Moreover, we have sent our daughter to another daycare and had multiple play dates with not one bite incident in the two weeks since leaving the Green Bean. We've also scene a significant improvement in her temperament and overall happiness since leaving which we are thankful for.

We would strongly recommend you look at other options and avoid the Green Bean as we really don't want any other parents to go through what we did.

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