First Step Child Care Center in Richton Park, IL is proud of its commitment to ensuring that all children in its care are looked after and encouraged to develop mentally and emotionally. Our children’s parents appreciate the care we take and the effort we put into helping their precious little ones grow.

We offer the following testimonials from happy parents of some of our children. Please feel free to read them to see how we can make a difference in your child’s life. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Genevieve, mom to Luke
As a new mom, I felt anxious and nervous when I started looking for a daycare. I was beginning to worry that I wouldn’t find a center where I would be comfortable leaving my son. But as soon as I walked into First Step Child Care Center, I felt like I had found a place for my baby. Ms. Laura was welcoming and understanding. I loved how each age group was separated so that the children could grow and learn at their developmental levels.

The teachers in the Infant Room were amazing! My son and I both fell in love with Ms. Claudia, Ms. Salonia, and Ms. Shana. I will never forget the time when my baby was sick and in pain, and Ms. Laura walked him up and down the hallways until I got there. I think she was just as worried as I was!

He has since transitioned to the Toddler Room, and now the Two Year Old Room, making many new friends along the way. The teachers are great at making these transitions comfortable for both me and my child. They always welcome me when I come visit the classroom, and they are always pleasant and understanding when I call now and then to check on my child. I even had a teacher thank me for calling and staying involved.

He has so much fun at First Step and is constantly learning new things. The children in his class are all so sweet and well-behaved—a testament to their great teachers! Every couple of months there are new toys and activities in his room. Though I have always been impressed with First Step, it seems that “Good” is never “Good Enough,” and they are constantly finding ways to improve.

As a working mother who sometimes feels guilty for not always being there for my child, I am so grateful that I found First Step, where I know my child is in a safe and loving environment that encourages him to learn and grow.

Earl and Cheryl, parents to Nina
We are so grateful that we found First Step Child Care Center for our daughter. She has attended this center for almost 4 years. First Step is a loving, clean, safe, educational, and welcoming environment where your children will grow, learn, and be nurtured.

The staff is well-educated and experiences in child development and education. Our child has received individual care, as well as a superior academic program and social skills. The teachers are warm, loving, and outgoing. They communicate well with us, with daily updates on our child’s activities and progress. Due to low staff turnover, our child gets to know and bond with her teachers. The owner, Ms. Laura, and her family are warm, loving people. They are always around to address any issues that come up immediately. We feel safe and never have to worry about our daughter when she is in the care of this wonderful family and their staff!

Ryan + Kim S.
Our older son attended First Step from 2006-2007 and we loved it! After spending time living in another state and coming back to the area this summer we had no reservations on sending our younger son to First Step. The staff is always caring and loves their job; which makes a big difference. More importantly the learning curriculum was great a few years ago and it seems like it has gotten even better. I would never hesitate to recommend the center to new parents!