Referrals & Support

Organization Name
Address
2200 Main Street, Evanston, IL
60202
Contact Person
Pam Staples
Phone Number
847-491-9650
Fax
847-491-9410
Description

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.

Public Notes

Accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children
7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday (Open during summer)

Organization Name
Address
60610
Description

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.

Public Notes

Offers a Summer Camp Guide and Nanny and Babysitting Services.

Organization Name
Address
1223 Harvard Terrace, Evanston, Illinois
60202
Contact Person
Amy Jarjusey
Phone Number
847-271-0965
Parent Organization
Description

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.

Organization Name
Address
1500 McDaniel, Evanston, IL
60201
Phone Number
847-424-2440
Fax
(847) 866-7263
Description

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).

Address
1500 McDaniel Avenue Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
Amy Small
Contact Email
Phone Number
(847) 859-8300
Fax
(847) 859-8003
Description

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.

Address
355 Ridge Avenue, Evanston IL
60202
Phone Number
773.665.3605
Parent Organization
Description

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.

Public Notes

Created in November 2011 through the combination of 2 nonprofit Catholic health systems, Provena Health and Resurrection Health Care, Presence Health is now the largest Catholic health system based in Illinois.

Organization Name
Website Address
Address
651 West Lake St, Chicago, IL,
60611
Contact Person
Dominic Loise
Phone Number
312-475-1355 ext.100
Description

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:

  • Encyclopedias
  • Older Textbooks
  • Books with significant damage
  • Magazines
  • 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.

Public Notes

Associated with the Chicago Literacy Alliance (Not really a parent organization though)

Organization Name
Description

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.

Also listed on Meetup.com

Address
2707 Thayer, Evanston IL
60201
Contact Person
Linda Hermes
Phone Number
847-475-0321
Fax
847-733-7781
Description

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.

Public Notes

S.E.W. is an association of home childcare providers in the Evanston, Skokie, and Wilmette area. We began the group in 1995 with a grant from the Child Care Network of Evanston. We currently have a membership of thirty-five providers. We have members who have been in business for 20+ years and members who are in the process of becoming licensed.

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