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Cherry Preschool

1418 Lake St
Evanston, IL 60201-4050

(847) 492-1213


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"The mission of Warren W. Cherry Preschool is to provide a developmental early childhood program which offers a safe, consistent, nurturing environment that encourages the social, emotional, physical and intellectual growth of children at their own rate. The unique personality, culture, needs, abilities and learning style of each child are accepted and appreciated as the staff and parents work together in the best interest of the children.
Philosophically, Cherry Preschool strives to:
* develop each child’s positive self image
* respect each child as a unique individual
* promote independent and creative thinking
* teach pro-social behavior
* provide developmentally appropriate, innovative preschool education in a stimulating and enriching play environment
* include children who have special needs
* celebrate diversity
* implement an anti-bias curriculum through which children learn to value and accept differences
* create a sense of support and community for children and their families
* employ a highly qualified staff of dedicated early childhood educators
* offer parents the opportunity to be involved not only in the education of their children, but also in the operation and direction of the school
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"block play • children’s literature • circle time • creative movement • dramatic play • experiential art • fine motor activities • indoor climbing equipment • large group activities • manipulative toys • music & singing • outdoor play (at Penny Park for older children) • painting and playdough • parent programs • private playground (for younger children) • socialization skills • special events • and more!

Excerpted from the preschool's website