LYDIA Learn & Care (preschool program of LYDIA Home Association) is a full-day Christian preschool/day care that provides a safe and caring atmosphere for 36 children to develop intellectually, physically, spiritually, and emotionally.

Our thematic approach to learning is a fun way to encourage children to explore, discover, interact, and express themselves while they are being introduced to developmentally appropriate concepts in language, creative arts, science, math, music, social studies, and movement.

Our facilities include two large classrooms, a spacious outdoor playground area, and an indoor gym.

We are licensed by DCFS (Department of Children and Family Services) and accredited by COA (Council on Accreditation). We have had the privilege of serving Chicago families for over 25 years.

If you are interested in enrolling your 2 – 6 year old child contact us at: preschool@lydiahome.org

Our Staff

We have seven staff members who collectively have over 30 years of experience in the field of early childhood education and care. Each teacher exceeds the criteria for the licensing standards set forth by the by the Illinois Department of Child and Family Services. Each staff member is certified in CPR and First Aid.

Our Philosophy

Our philosophy of education begins with the knowledge that children are a wonderful gift of God. Children learn and flourish when they are in a safe, loving and intellectually stimulating environment.

We provide a safe environment to ease the concerns of working parents, an educational curriculum to prepare children for their academic futures, and a fun-loving atmosphere so that your child’s preschool years are full of memory-making experiences.

Each month we plan a special event to enhance the children’s learning opportunities. Our special events include: field trips to interesting sites around Chicago, presentations by visiting community representatives, and planned theme days (like a slumber party, parade, or a pretend vacation in the middle of winter).

Process & Timetable

Although there is no specific enrollment period at our center, the majority of our openings occur during the summer months. Enrollment is open throughout the year as space is available. To inquire about enrollment availability, please contact our center. If an immediate opening is not available, we would be happy to add you to our waiting list.

Payment Options

Call (773) 653-2269 at any time with your contact information to begin the intake process or email us at, ddorman@lydiahome.org.