Virginia Frank Child Development Center

The Virginia Frank Child Development Center is a nationally recognized pioneer in the field of family-centered child development. At Virginia Frank, leading experts offer a continuum of preventative and therapeutic services for children from birth to six years, as well as supportive services and counseling for their parents and training for professionals in the field.

For more information, please call 773.765.3100.

Virginia Frank Child Development  

at the Abe and Ida Cooper Center

6639 N. Kedzie

Chicago, IL 60645 
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Just-released publication!

Connections: A Relationship-Based Phase Model, an easy-to-follow guidebook written by Virginia Frank Center staff, emphasizes the importance of building strong teacher and caregiver relationships with young children to promote a secure, healthy, and productive learning environment. Buy Connections



The Virginia Frank Child Development Center offers…  


    Current Offerings


     See the Virginia Frank Center staff in action! 

    Why Snack Time Matters

    View a typical snack time during a parent/child group, and learn how your child is getting nourished in more ways than one!

    Roll the

    This great activity helps settle children into group activities.  See a sample Parent/Child Group Session

    Story Time!

    See how story time fits into parent child groups at Virginia Frank

    Play Dough Play Time

    See how independent play builds creativiy and more in this sample parent/child sesison.