We are a small, locally owned business with a dedicated team of licensed therapists who have a calling and passion for serving children and families.
We have a specialized focus on child development, developmental disorders, family-centered care and inclusion. Our therapists participate in extensive continuing education each year for Illinois early intervention, Illinois licensure and professional associations. We are also actively involved in leadership roles in our local, state and national professional organizations. We partner with local universities Including Bradley University, Illinois State University, and University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana for research and mentorship opportunities. All therapy is evidence-based, nurtures the parent-child dyad.
We believe that children are natural born learners. We believe that all children have worth and value in a way that contributes to society. We want children to be able to grow, learn, communicate and play in ways that are naturally motivating. It is through a child's play and nature that we are best able to help them grow and learn.
When appropriate, we utilize our outdoor therapy space and local parks/trails to work on therapeutic goals.
"My daughter receives some of the best Speech Therapy available here at Child's Nature. Carrie is very intuitive and easily finds what learning strategy is best for the child so that they are learning while also having a ton of fun. Carrie is very dedicated and passionate. We have been a client now for several years and I am still amazed at her ability to understand my child and figure out new creative ways to help her learn." - Tiffany O.
"We have worked with Carrie for years and have now followed her to Child's Nature. I could never recommend a better therapist than Carrie and her staff. She has become an amazing advocate for our whole family and we cannot appreciate her enough!!" - Stacia F.
"I highly recommend them! My son had a speech delay and we started therapy for him when he was 2. Child's Nature has an exceptional play based therapy that he really thrived with and I have learned a lot from Carrie as well. We are definitely doing more programs with them!" - Rachel M.
"My son participated in a social skills group. The experience was so much fun and very engaging! He was sad when it ended. I highly recommend Child’s Nature!!!" - Stephanie S.
"The staff at Child’s Nature is nothing short of amazing. This is truly a child-centered, play-based, individualized approach to therapy and reading services." - Andrea B.
"Carrie and her team are amazing. They are compassionate to each families personal goals and desires. They are family centered and child focused. I’d recommend childs nature to anyone." - Lindsey L.
"Carrie Kerr, owner of Child’s Nature, is one of the most dedicated and passionate therapists I’ve had the joy of working with. She always goes above and beyond and fights for her kiddos and families. She is highly selective with all the other therapists on her team, and they are all amazing as well. Carrie is also the only Speech Path I will refer to for clients needing AAC." - Brittiany S.
"I had the pleasure of taking my toddler to a Toddler Time that Child's Nature had! My girl loved it so much!!! She played with new friends and learned alot, as did my husband and I! The team there was amazing, encouraging, knowledgeable, and so kind and nice! I highly recommend them!!" - Sonya B.
"Truly, i only have positives. Stephanie has been a gift to our family and she was created to do her job... it is evident it is her passion. I can’t say enough wonderful things. Carrie is also amazing and actually listened when i shared concerns and is the one who got us on the right track. So grateful for this group. You will not be disappointed if you utilize their services. They do make a difference!" - Nykole J
"Child’s Nature has been a God-send for our family! They have an extreme amount of expertise and really treat the whole child and family! Watching their therapists with my child is like watching magic unfold! Amazing!" - LIbbe D.