Cara Pollard loves bringing parents and children together through music, movement, and art and is the founder of Away We Play, a space that hosts classes for tots 6 to 36 months and focuses on children learning through play with their parents.

Cara has many years of experience teaching and parent coaching in Chicago. She offers parent coaching services for parents, couples, and families who would like to engage in a harmonious, joyful and purposeful family life. 


Away We Play

Away We Play is currently holding classes in Old Irving Park in Chicago. Our class for tots 6 to 36 months is a place where children learn through play, creative expression is encouraged and lasting friendships are made. Join your child and see the world through their eyes as they engage in group play. 

Away We Play's programming is available for hire. We have worked with various schools and other programs.

Parent Coaching

A parent coach is a highly trained individual who, through a supportive relationship and intentional coaching process, helps parents navigate challenges with their children and gain clarity to strengthen their family lives. 

Cara offers parent coaching services for parents, couples or families who would like to engage in a harmonious, joyful, purposeful family life.

About Cara

Cara Pollard has been working with and serving families in the Chicago area for many years. She privately coaches parents and young adults.She works with schools and organizations to support their parents and staff. She educates them through workshops, support groups, webinars and presentations. 

Cara graduated from Parent Coach Institute in 2015. She brings awareness to parents so they can be more conscious, creative, positive and proactive with their children. The relationship with themselves and their children flourish and becomes enjoyable.  She finds strategies for enhancing each family's joy, enthusiasm and love for each other.



"Cara had a firm but gentle hand in empowering and guiding me through this new phase of being a parent and helped me be a better mom to my college aged son. In my book, every parent would benefit from working with Cara. She is amazing!"