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West Loop Daycare & Preschool

Opening its doors in July 2009, this flagship location in Chicago’s West Loop is a perfect choice for families who commute to the Loop or work in Chicago’s medical district. Situated on South Ashland Avenue between Monroe and Adams, this school boasts 14,000 square feet with 3 indoor play spaces as well as a private rooftop playground designed to develop gross motor skills and stimulate the imagination.

It’s 2024! Are you looking for a Preschool for your little one?

If you would like to schedule a tour of our wonderful school, please email:

LGTH West Loop offers part time options for Infants – PreK!

We have immediate availability for all age groups!  

Now enrolling through June 2024!

Our Enrollment team would be happy to help with more info about our wonderful programs!

West Loop Little Green Tree House building exterior

Meet Our Directors

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Adina Young, Director

Hello my name is Adina Young and I have been given the privilege of being a part of the administration team here. I have worked with the West Loop location almost from its beginning. I started in November of 2009, and have been a teacher with the Aspen classroom. Although my tenure here is long, my experience in this field is even longer. I started as a part time teachers aide when I was 19 years old. I have always loved the idea of working with children and helping them grow. I have had many hats during my career, from lead teacher, director and coming back to my love of working hands on with children to now returning to the admin side. It took ten years into my career before I realized that this is my career, and I cherish each experience in it. As a teacher, I had the opportunity to facilitate a stimulating world for young children. To give them the chance to grow into lifelong learners and enjoy each moment. My goal as Director, is to make sure that everyone has that same feeling that the children have. They have such an innocent view of things and that’s what keeps me motivated to be the best I can be. I hope through me sharing my knowledge, we will see further growth occur in all of us. What I hope you will see in me is a person who is interested, involved and totally dedicated to the growth of every person that comes through our doors. I look forward to my own continued growth and the prospects of fulfilling the hopes you have for your children at this stage in their lives.

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Ryan Allen, Senior Managing Director

My name is Ryan. I received a Child Development degree from Ellis University in 2009. I went back to school the summer of 2015 to achieve my Director Credentials from Harold Washington. I began my career in daycare back in 2005 and have experience working with every age group. I moved into management in 2015 and opened, directed, and managed 7 locations with my previous company. As a Senior Managing Director, I believe that communication with staff is key in creating a positive and effective workplace. I consider myself to be an open, honest, and fair leader. I also believe that a strong, personal, and open relationship with parents is vital for the success of your child, the staff, and the center. Outside of work, I enjoy traveling as far and often as possible. My friends and I take full advantage of Chicago summers, enjoying concerts, street fests, and my favorite restaurant, The Dock at Montrose.

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Betsy Taylor, Enrollment Administrator

Hello! My name is Betsy Taylor. I have a Bachelor’s Degree from Stanford University in Palo Alto, California. During my sophomore year at Stanford, I studied abroad at Oxford University with the Stanford-in-Oxford program and fell in love with the UK! After graduating, I lived in London for many years. The last place I lived in London was in Borough on the South Bank which was a stones-throw from Borough Market, the National Theatre and the Tate Modern! I have been with Little Green Tree House for almost 11 years, and it has been my absolute pleasure to help so many families join LGTH over the last decade! I have enjoyed getting to know each and every one of our wonderful parents and children. Early Childhood Education is my passion, and our talented teachers are a daily inspiration. Hearing “Miss Betsy” as I walk down the hallway will never cease to bring me sunshine on the rainiest of days! I can’t wait to welcome you and your child to the Little Green Tree House family! Come grow and learn with us!