About Blue Bird Day

  • Blue Bird Day is designed to foster socialization, sensory regulation and academic learning in children ages 2-9 in a Pre-School and Kindergarten setting.
  • Our programs are ideal for children with Autism, ASD, sensory processing disorders, articulation and phonological disorders, Asperger’s Syndrome, ADHD, stuttering, and sensory based feeding disorders.
  • Relationship-based teachers and therapists work to build individual goals for each child and family to ensure future success in school and social situations.
    • Blue Bird Day’s therapists are among the most highly trained and experienced in Chicago, consisting of Certified Early Childhood and Special Education teachers, Developmental Therapists, Master’s level Learning Behavior Specialist (LBS1), Speech Therapists, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, ABA Therapists, Feeding and Oral Motor Therapists and Dietitians.
    • Each child at Blue Bird Day will have a team of experienced professionals developing their individual treatment plans that are created to encourage peer interaction, socialization, academic skills, sensory integration and speech development for the needs of each child.
    • Our compassionate therapists and staff build strong relationships with clients and their families and are dedicated to helping clients achieve goals and build confidence in their everyday life.
  • The Blue Bird Day facilities at West Loop and North Center was designed by our owner, Dr. Laura Hawkesworth Mraz.
  • Every detail of the facility was designed with the child in mind and to benefit each child in their daily activities and routines.
  • The evidence-based approach is integrated throughout the facility, from the colored railings and minimally designed spaces, to the carefully timed transitions and program schedules.

Blue Bird History

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  • Blue Bird Day was founded in 2014 by Occupational Therapist and child development specialist Dr. Laura Hawkesworth Mraz.
  • Sister company, Eyas Landing, was founded in 2007 after Dr. Mraz saw the need for the facility during her home sessions and grew each year, transitioning from the original Randolph Street location to the current West Loop facility.
  • Blue Bird Day opened their doors next to Eyas Landing in the West Loop and they partner together to create ideal therapeutic solutions to their clients.
  • The second Blue Bird Day location will be opening in early 2018 to provide service to the North side of Chicago.