Hello! My name is Azra Hodzic, and I am the founder and Director of West Town Daycare. I graduated from National Louis University with a B.A. in Early Childhood Education. During my time at NLU, I became inspired by many different approaches to early education, but I truly fell in love with the Reggio Emilia approach. I’ve since implemented its values and systems into my work with young children.
I started West Town Daycare In 2012 as a small home-based program in Humboldt Park. I began my journey with a passion for play-based learning and a desire to provide an intimate environment for young children to learn and grow. My vision has always been to implement a developmentally appropriate curriculum that focuses on relationships and the learning environment while incorporating play-based learning into the children’s everyday experiences.
I still live in the Humboldt Park neighborhood, and I enjoy spending my free time walking through the beautiful park with my two dogs, Addison and Clark!