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Child Care Center Of Evanston

1840 Asbury Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201

(847) 869-2680


The Child Care Center of Evanston is a community-based organization whose mission is to strengthen familes by providing high quality, affordable child care for their children. It's highest priorty is to help children from all socioeconomic backgrounds gain the skills they need to suceed in school while following the shared community values of cooperation and respect for one another. Since 1944, the CHild Care center has been dedicated to the care and education of young children. We provide a full-day, full-year preschool program. The Center's hours, which accommodate flexible drop off and pick up, are 7:30 am to 6:00 pm

Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Language       more

More Information

  • Tracing paper and other writing instruments
  • A well-stocked bookcase
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense
Time & space
Sci. reasoning/physical world
Visual arts
Physical activity
Other subjects taught CCC's 2 story coach house is a Montessori Children's House and is a full affiliate of the American Montessori Society

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Using Piaget's "learning through play" theory as a base, Child Care Center teachers strive to provide hands on experiences where children actively participate in play and exploration to introduce basic reading, math, science and language concepts. A wide variety of art, music, dramatic and motor skills activities provides the diverse experiences children need to help them develop confidence in themselves while learning to appreciate the world around them.
The Center's developmental program encourages the growth of each child's social, emotional, cognitive and physical abilities. Age-appropriate experiences at each level help children interact with their peers and adults, use their creativity and curiosity, develop problem-solving and thinking skills, and build positive self-concepts. Through the Center's carefully balanced program of independent play and structured activities, children explore their world within the safe, loving and supportive surroundings of the Child Care Center.
In keeping with the Center's educational philosophy that children learn best through active participation in activities, teachers also encourage children to become responsible for their own actions. By setting limits and allowing children to make choices about their actions, children learn to control and to accept responsibility for their own behavior. Children are encouraged to "use their words" to resolve conflicts in the classroom. By stressing use of verbal expression, teachers help children learn to talk about their feelings and work out their own problems
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

We believe what our children eat at our center is important to their physical and metal development. To that end we provide organic, locally grown food for our lunches


Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Small group sessions
  • Extra staff dedicated to handle separation
  • Parents in classroom early on
  • Abbreviated schedule at start of school year