The Kids In Harmony mission is to help children pursue self-sufficiency; encourage social development by providing quintessential education and care, positive interrelation amongst students, families and their communities; and enhance personal growth through meaningful educational foundation in a non-threatening environment. 

Who is Punxsutawney Phil?

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Kids In Harmony Day School is located in the residential commercial neighborhood of Chicago. The facility features four bright and spacious classrooms and outdoor playground for year round ”fun-filled” educational activities.

Punxsutawney Phil has been in charge of telling us how long winter will wear on (and, conversely, when spring will finally bloom) since 1887, all based on whether or not he sees his shadow on the morning of February 2nd (if he sees his shadow, we’re in for six more weeks of winter, if he doesn’t, spring will come early). 

A succession of groundhogs have played the starring role of Punxsutawney Phil, the “official” Groundhog Day mascot and weather forecaster.

Groundhog Day began as a German custom during the 18th and 19th centuries. It is believed to have been influenced by European weather lore, in which a badger or bear was used to forecast the coming of spring instead of a groundhog.

During the rest of the year, Punxsutawney Phil lives in the Punxsutawney Library with his “wife” Phyllis.

A special group known as the “Inner Circle” takes care of Phil year-round. The Inner Circle is also responsible for planning Groundhog Day festivities in Punxsutawney, the site of the largest Groundhog Day celebration in America.



Source: Wonderpolis. Wonder of the Day #122  Who Is Punxsutawney Phil? (https://wonderopolis.org/wonder/who-is-punxsutawney-phil) & 
Mental Floss, 11 Punxsutawney Phil Facts for Groundhog Day (http://mentalfloss.com/article/54821/11-punxsutawney-phil-facts-groundhog-day)

On February 18th, please mark your calendars that our school will be closed to complete the staff’s remaining inservice hours for SY 2018.   This is a requirement by DCFS, in order for staff to continue employment in early childhood facility.

Kids In Harmony Day School is licensed by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services and the City of Chicago. The school highly adheres to the rules and regulations set forth by these agencies. In addition, Kids In Harmony is inspected and approved by the Chicago Fire Department and Chicago Health Department.


​We offer full day and half day programs to children 15 months to 6 years old, Monday to Friday from 6:30 AM to 6:00 PM. The program is based on goals, objectives, and activities aimed at providing a flexible,enriching environment that will facilitate the physical, cognitive, and social-emotional growth of children. The program is supervised at all times by experienced, certified, and credentialed staff.