Baby Toddler Nursery (BTN) is a NAEYC Accredited, full-day child care and early education program with a capacity of 70 children. As Illinois’ longest-running independently licensed infant toddler center, it offers subsidized, fee-based and Early Head Start programs for children ages six weeks to five years old.
Online resource that lists events, classes, programs and other activities for Chicago area children and families. Use to find dance and art classes, coupons and deals, summer festivals, daycamps, sports and more.
Cultural Care Au Pair’s childcare and cultural exchange program offers families affordable childcare. The organization coordinates live-in child care provided by an 18-26-year-old male or female from a foreign country. All au pairs are screened and must complete six credits of education at an accredited post-secondary institution during their program year. This program is regulated by the U.S. Department of State.
The Family Center has served Evanston and Skokie families since 1989 by providing family support, literacy and child development services. Program services currently include the Early Start program, Doorway to Learning Childcare Center, child development education services, parenting education and life skills workshops and classes (topics include health, safety, nutrition, discipline, etc.), support groups, parent/child interactive activities and groups, and adult education services (English as a Second Language and General Education Development).
Programs and services offered for children 6-weeks to 5-years-old:
Doorway to Learning, Head Start, Preschool for All, and special needs (SPPAC).
Half day community preschool for children ages 3-5. Bi-lingual teaching and support staff.
Are you a new mother looking for additional emotional support? Do you have questions about your baby's development? Join the Mom Network, a weekly support group for new mothers that provides parenting support and information. Topics covered in the weekly meetings are determined by participants and typically include "the baby blues," fatigue, feeding issues and more. Free to attend; maximum of 20 attendees. For more information and to register, please call 773.665.3605.
Open Books is a nonprofit organization that seeks to promote literacy by operating a bookstore, tutoring and mentoring, sponsoring educational programs and community events. Open Book Buddies, a reading mentoring program, operates in several local elementary schools. Volunteers are always needed. Open Books also offer Book grants where they give away kids and adult books. Open Books’ colorful River North bookstore and Literacy Center are available for rental and private events.
Open Books accepts donations of:
- All Children’s Books
- Books in almost all genres that are in good, resellable condition
- CDs, DVDs, and LPs in playable condition
The following items cannot be accepted as donations:
- Older Textbooks
- Books with significant damage
- VHS Tapes or Audio Books on Cassette
See https://www.open-books.org/donate-books/ for more information on book donations.
Book store is open Mon-Sat, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. and Sun., noon-6 p.m.
An independent, non-sectarian, non-profit organization for parents with young children offering playgroups, lectures, a babysitting co-op, various social groups, a newsletter, and special events.
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Association of home childcare providers in Evanston, Skokie and Wilmette. Supports and mentors providers, assists with regulation, and promotes family child care as a profession. Meetings of providers are held approximately 5 times per year; call for time of next scheduled meeting.