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McGaw Ymca Child Care Center

1420 Maple Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201

(847) 475-8580


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Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"At the Children's Center we care for and nurture your child like our own. Here, children receive high quality, comprehensive care and eduction within a rich and diverse community. We foster your child's physicial, intellectual, emotional and social development through well-rounded, creative, and enriching programs and experiences."
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"Full-Day Infant Program
A typical day includes social development activities, music, stories, educational activities, finger plays, and outdoor activity.

Excerpted from the preschool's website

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Are required to make donations ourselves
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school