General FAQ

Who should I call if I need to reach the teachers immediately?

Please call Danica at 773-561-9181.

For more general inquiries email us at

Where can I park?

There is free and metered parking available in the DANK’s vicinity. Depending on the time, you might have to park a block away.

Where is drop-off?

At the DANK Haus, 3rd floor. 4740 Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60625.  If possible, we encourage everyone to use the stairs to allow for social distancing.

When is drop off?

Drop-off is between 8:30AM and 8:45AM.

When is pick-up?

Pick-up is at 3PM. We allow for a grace period of 15 minutes. Children who are not picked up at 3:15PM will be send to after-care. 

Can I sign up for half-days?

Yes, if there is space available. Please contact the language program director (

Is there after/before care?

Yes. Please sign up for it at the beginning of the months for a discounted rate, or use the drop-in before/after care.

Can my child take a nap?

Yes. Please bring blankets and pillows as needed (please mark them clearly with the child’s name).

What should I bring to class every day?

Your child needs an extra set of clothes (more, if recently potty trained), Hausschuhe (slippers with a rubber/leather sole), appropriate outerwear (we will go outside frequently), snack, lunch and a water bottle. Please mark all the belongings with the child’s name.

Do you provide snacks and lunch?

No. We do not have the equipment required to do so under IL state law. Please note that we are a nut-free environment.

Are there field trips?

Yes. We will go outside frequently.

Can I sign up for less than a year?

Maybe. Please contact the language program director at

What does the school year look like? 

Click here to see the school year calendar. We follow the CPS calendar pretty closely. First day of school is September 3rd, 2020. Last day of school is June 23rd, 2021.

What is the teacher-child ratio?

We aim for a teacher ratio of 1:8 or less.

How big are the classes?

During COVID-19, we will not allow more than 10 students in a class.


4740 N. Western Avenue

Chicago, IL 60625

DANK Haus German American Cultural Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.DANK Haus German American Cultural Center does not discriminate based on race, color, sexuality, national origin, sex, disability or age.

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