Archive for Preschool

Preschool Spot Available in August

Jennifer’s Preschool/Home Daycare Program (Evanston, Wilmette, Skokie, Rogers Park)
One Full Time Opening

Ages 3 months — 5 years Welcome

Exceptional home program with a superbly educated certified teacher caring for your child; offering over 20 years experience both maintaining a preschool home daycare environment and parenting with excellent references.

My program includes fresh organic home cooked meals tailored to fit your child’s dietary needs. Lots of love, respect and dignity in caring for your child coupled with committed, knowledgeable attention to your child’s overall development forms the basis of my program.

We involve ourselves with a variety of daily activities in exploring our world including arts and crafts, daily field trips to libraries, museums, parks, the Exploratorium, the Grove etc. Reading stories, puddle stomping, worm hunting, singing songs, playing dress up and running our play cars and trucks are all part of the fun.

I keep my program small, working with one caregiver (me) to three children ratio to ensure quality attention. For more information, please contact,
Jennifer@ 847-420-3049,

Beth Emet Early Childhood Program

Are you looking for a preschool that integrates Jewish values and traditions into a play-based curriculum? Beth Emet Early Childhood Program has openings for Fall 2016 and for their Camp Kayitz program this summer.

Follow the link for program and registration info, or contact Kathy Kaberon at 847-869-4230 or

Montessori Summer Camp – June 1-July 15

Let’s Discover Canada!

Join us for our fun filled summer camp led by a Montessori certified teacher. Children will learn about location, geographical features, languages, food, culture and games of Canada. Lots of arts and craft projects are on the schedule. They will learn to count, greet and sing in French. A children’s French movie will be shown on the projector and the children will celebrate Canada Day. On last day of the camp, we will open a big piñata and have a performance on the stage in our backyard.

Children will learn Spanish from a native Spanish speaker and will develop their sense of order and independence by working with Montessori materials. They will enjoy Yoga animal poses which promote mind, body coordination.

We will spend lots of time outdoors, play water games and will also explore nature and Science. Children will eat lunch at picnic tables in the backyard, wade in child sized pools and play in sprinklers. They will also visit nature centers and local parks.

The dates are June 1 – July 15, 2016. Half day (8:30-11:30 or 11:30-2:30) and full day (8:30-2:30) programs are offered.

To enroll, please call us at 847-890-225 or email at

Evanston Montessori Children’s House offers Early Childhood Programs for 2-6 year olds in a home environment.

Registration for Cherry Preschool Deadline Feb. 4

2016-17 SCHOOL YEAR:  Applications

For New/Prospective Families:  Applications for new/prospective students are due by February 4 at 9:00 a.m.

Application Process for New/Prospective Families:

  • A $100 registration fee is due at the time you submit your Application for Classes form.   For Parent/Child Class, a $50 registration fee is required. For Clase de Padres e Hijos, a first payment of $25 is required. These fees are nonrefundable if your child is offered a placement in Cherry Preschool.
  • If the number of applicants is greater than the number of available spaces, there will be a drawing for spaces after 9:00 a.m. on February 4. Children whom we are unable to place in classes will be put on our waiting lists ahead of children whose families submit applications after the 9:00 a.m. February 4, 2016 deadline.
  • If no appropriate placement was available in the class choice(s) indicated, the registration fee will be refunded after the lottery and the child will be kept on the waiting list.
  • Families will be notified of their enrollment or position on the waiting list by a letter mailed on February 5. If you have not received the letter by February 10, please call or email us.
  • Families must confirm their acceptance of their child’s placement by notifying the school by phone (847-492-1213) or e-mail ( by February 12 in order to hold the space.

Applications may be mailed to: Cherry Preschool, 1418 Lake Street, Evanston, Illinois 60201. You may also drop off your application during school hours (9:00-3:00) or put it through the mail slot if the building is closed. Please make checks payable to: Cherry Preschool.

To maximize your chances for enrollment, we urge you to be flexible and indicate as many choices as possible for your child. For example, morning slots in some of our classes may be limited; please consider the afternoon classes as well, since you are more likely to be placed in a class right away. Please note the age requirement for each class you choose. Finally, only choose classes you would be willing to accept since your registration fee will not be refunded if you are placed in a class.

If you have any questions about our program or your application, please call us at (847) 492-1213 or email us at We also welcome and encourage you to visit Cherry Preschool, if you have not already done so. Please call ahead to arrange an appointment for your visit.

Summer camp 2016:

School for Little Children Registration

Registration is now open!Choosing a preschool for your child is an exciting step.  Please get to know School for Little Children better by visiting the school during the registration process.  You may attend one of the “A Day @ SLC” events in January, or request a tour by contacting  Chrissy Cornell.  Tours of the school include a look inside all 6 of the vibrant classrooms, the art room and two indoor spaces for gross motor play: Bike Room on the lower level, and full size gym on the second floor.  When you come for a tour, please feel free to park in the parking lot, adjacent to the building.  If you arrive by train, they are just a few blocks from the Dempster St. Purple Line stop.

Applications are now available, and can be downloaded below.  Due dates for submission are on the application.  If they receive a greater number of applications for the available openings, and they cannot place your child in any of their programs, they will return the $100/per child application fee.  Once the initial registration has taken place, SLC has rolling admissions based on availability.  Financial Assistance is available and applications can be found on their website.  If you have questions, please call:  847-864-3889.

2016-2017 Enrollment Application

For Required Forms, such as the Medical Form, please follow this link.

For information about Fun in the Sun, their 6 week summer program, please follow this link.


Northminster Nursery School Summer Camp

Super Summer Adventures!

Come enjoy some summer fun with some of your favorite Northminster teachers:  Mrs. Summer timeNichols and Mrs. Page. We’ll play outside, do art projects, cook and much, much more!

We’ll meet from 9:15-11:45, Monday through Friday. Children must be 3
(by March 1, 2016), 4, or 5 and must be completely toilet trained.

You may choose one, two, three or all four weeks. Snacks will be provided. We will
spend a good portion of our days outside, weather permitting.

Week 1 – June 13-17  Water fun and cooking

Week 2 – June 20-24  Sunshine, gardens and more

Week 3 – June 27 – July 1 Dinosaurs

Week 4 – July 5-8  The Fourth of July-patriotism

Per week (weeks 1, 2, and 3): $150
Week 4 (shorter week): $120
All four weeks: $550
Enrollment in camp does not guarantee placement in fall classes.

Download your application below

Summer camp registration

Unity Preschool Open House – Sat. Jan. 30

Unity Preschool Evanston: Registration is open for 2016!

Stop by our Open House, Saturday, January 30th from 9 am – 11 am.

Meet teachers, tour the school, and talk to current parents. Openings for ages 2-5.

Unity Preschool encourages learning and experimentation in the context of play within a comfortable, fun and safe transition from home to school. Morning programs for ages 2-5 with early drop-off and extended lunch programs available. Unity Bunch Summer Camp Program offered in June and July.

Northminster Nursery School Open House – Mon. Jan. 11

It’s time to register for Northminster Nursery School!

They are now accepting registration forms for 2-5 year old children.  Please visit their open house on Monday, January 11, 2016 at 9:15 a.m., 12:45 p.m. or 7-8 p.m.

Registration forms are due by January 20, 2016.

For more information, please visit the website or call the school at 847-869-9210.

School for Little Children invites you to visit

A Day @ SLC:  School for Little Children invites you to visit!

Looking for a part-time, relationship based preschool in the heart of Evanston?  Registration for the 2016-17 school year is underway.  Prospective families are encouraged to come learn more about SLC, meet some of our staff, tour the facility and more! during two upcoming January events.  Registration and information can be found here:

Book Signing and Storytelling – Sat. Oct. 17

Book Signing

Book signing and storytelling event release event for “The Toothless Fairy.” Kids getting in the mood for Halloween? The story is one of fun, acceptance and friendship with a great message, all centered around Halloween.

Come to Creative Coworking, 922 Davis in Evanston, anytime between 2-5p. The illustrator will be signing copies and reading the tale every half hour.

Green Pre-school Open House – Sat. Aug. 15

Green Pre-school Open House
Saturday, August 15th, 1:00 – 3:00 pm
For more information email
Serving infants through 3 years


Northwestern University Media Study Seeks Children

The Center on Media and Human Development at Northwestern University is looking for parents of young children 3 to 5½ years old to participate in an online survey research study about children’s media use and learning (Examining Attitudes and Beliefs About Science and Mathematics Learning in Classrooms and at Home, IRB STU #00200557, Principal Investigator: Dr. Ellen Wartella). If you are 18 years or older and have a child between the ages of 3 to 5½, please consider taking the following survey. The survey will take approximately 20-30 minutes. You will receive a $10 gift card as a thank you for your time and be entered to win one of three $100 gift cards (a 1% chance of winning).

You will complete a 20-30 minute online survey. You will receive a $10 gift card as compensation for your time and be entered to win one of three $100 gift cards (1% chance of winning).
To access the survey, simply go to:

For more information:
Visit their website at
Email them at or call 847-467-2084

Preschool Opening

An opening at Green Pre-school has become available for summer!
Inquire regarding part or full-time.
Infants through three years of age.
Email Miss Ahzea (click the website) for more information and to schedule an appointment for a tour on Saturday morning.

Diversity Series at School for Little Children

Biz FlyerSchool for Little Children is proud to be hosting an upcoming parent series titled, Navigating Diversity and Inclusion with our Children at SLC”  This three-part series (you need not attend all three) will be presented by Biz Lindsey-Ryan, a diversity professor, consultant, community leader and powerful speaker.  This important series is FREE and open to the public, so please bring a friend. Childcare will be provided, but an RSVP is required.

When: Thursday, February 12; 7- 9pm
Thursday, February 26; 7- 9pm
Thursday, March 12; 7- 9pm

Where: 1427 Chicago Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201

For More Information please contact SLC’s Parent Liaison for Social and Emotional Learning, Lisa Solar at

Evening Storytime and Craft at EPL

Bring the whole family to hear stories and create a fun craft together; craft is appropriate for ages 3 and up. These evening storytimes are working parent-friendly! Siblings welcome if supervised. Registration requested, not required. Come to one evening or all of them! Craft themes include: Friendship, Letter-writing and Valentine’s Day (9th), Chinese New Year and Dragon Mask(16th), and Soup Stories with Alphabet Soup craft (23rd). Please call the Children’s Room for more information. 847-448-8610.

Monday, February 9, 16, 23, 6:30 pm, Barbara Friedberg Storytelling Room, Main Library (Register here) OR at the North Branch (themes may be different) (Register here). Come to one, two, or all three.

Pope John Open House – Tues. Jan. 27

Pope John XXIII School in Evanston will be having an Open House on 1-27-15 from 9am to 11am to celebrate Catholic Schools Week. Preschool and Kindergarten Information Night from 6:30=7:30 pm.

New Music Together Class Demos – Jan. 16, 17 & 19

MusicTogetherJoin us for a free demo music class for families and children ages newborn-5years old. Make music with your little ones in a fun, informative, supportive class setting – groove, giggle and learn a few new songs!

What is Music Together?

  • Research-based internationally-recognized curriculum
  • Parent/caregiver-child classes with parent education each week
  • Music learned through playful activities in mixed-age classes
  • Designed for babies, toddlers and preschoolers (birth through age 5) – all together!
  • Support for parents/caregivers to be confident active role models in encouraging their children to make music
  • High quality music representing various cultures, languages, rhythms and tonalities – 9 different collections!
  • Take-home materials include 2 CDs, illustrated songbook, Welcome DVD for new families, and access to Family Music Zone online
  • A commitment to creating a community of Music Together families!
Noyes Cultural Arts Center
927 Noyes St, Evanston
Class will be held in the Community Room #106


602 Davis Street, Evanston

RSVP at the Sing Out Chicago Website

Beth Emet Synagogue Early Childhood Program

BethEmetBeth Emet Synagogue  Early Childhood Program is offering more options for your child for the coming school year. For the first time, we’ll have morning only or full-day (8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.) choices, with plenty of flexibility, for children ages 2-5. We hope to meet the needs of all families looking for an excellent Jewish Early Childhood program. We’d love to show you around our wonderful school! Contact Kathy  to schedule a tour and meet with parents in our program.

Check out our website for more information.


School for Little Children Prospective Parent Night –Weds., Jan. 14

School for Little Children Prospective Parent Night
Wednesday, January 14th from 7:00-8:30 p.m.

School for Little Children is a part-time, play-based preschool program for children ages 2-5.  We have been located in the heart of downtown Evanston for 80 years!  We hope parents will join us Wednesday evening to learn more about SLC, meet administrators & staff, and tour our wonderful facility.

Cherry Preschool Open House – Sat. Jan. 10

Cherry Preschool is hosting an open house on Saturday, January 10 from 9:30-11:00 AM for prospective parents and their preschoolers for the 2015-16 school year. We invite parents of children of all abilities and backgrounds to tour the school and meet with the Cherry Preschool staff and board.

Cherry Preschool is a partial day, not for profit, non-sectarian, developmental preschool for children ages 2 to 5 with classes in the mornings and afternoons. An extended day lunch program and summer camp program are also offered.

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