Welcome to the Cherry Preschool Community!

Cherry Preschool is a preschool in Evanston that offers programs for children aged 2 to 5, including Transitional Kindergarten, STEM, Pre-K, English/Spanish Dual Language and more.


Our initial registration deadline for the 2022-23 school year was January 27th.  Open spaces are currently available through a rolling admissions process. 

Summer Camp 2022

Come join us for summer fun under the sun!  Summer Camp runs from June 21 – July 28, Monday through Thursday, 9AM to Noon.  Early drop off and extended lunch program available.


Cherry is excited to offer several new programs for the 2022-23 school year. We can’t wait for your child to come play and learn with us!

We celebrate diversity

We are a diverse school community in which children learn to value and respect themselves and others. Children should be proud of themselves and their heritage, challenge bias or unfairness when they encounter it, and feel at home in our diverse world.

We are inclusive

All of the students at Cherry benefit from having the opportunity to learn together and from one another regardless of ability.  Cherry’s Inclusion Program is available to children who require additional support in the classroom from their own dedicated inclusion aid.

We are a community

We are a dedicated group of educators and parents working together to create a caring community within our classrooms and throughout our preschool. Our families are committed to donating their time, energy, and talent toward making Cherry Preschool a special place for all.

We learn through play

Cherry teachers plan open-ended, play-based activities and experiences to stimulate and challenge children to progress developmentally. Teachers provide children opportunities to interact with materials and construct knowledge about their world.


What’s Next at Cherry Preschool



Art & Science Festival

Event Info

We invite Cherry students and their families to join us for our 2nd Annual Art & Science Festival on Cherry’s Outdoor Playspace.

9:00-9:30 Blue Room Pre-K & Orange AM & PM STEM
9:45-10:15 Yellow Room 3 AM 3’s & Bridge and Green Room Bridge
10:30-11:00 Red Room Dual Language and Purple Room TK
If it rains, parents will be invited indoors, but due to indoor COVID restrictions, only 2 adults per family will be able to attend if we need to hold the event inside. We will decide if we will be indoors or outdoors on Friday. If the weather is questionable, look for an email in your inbox on Friday.



All School Picnic

Event Info

The Parent Council invites all families to Penny Park for an All School Picnic at Noon.  Bring your own picnic lunch and let’s celebrate the last day of classes for the the 2021-22 school year!.



Cherry Camp Starts 9AM

Event Info

Is your child ready for some wet fun in the sun?  Cherry Preschool Summer Camp starts today at 9AM.  Don’t forget your swimsuit and towel! 

The Cherry Blog

The Cherry Blog aims to provide parents with information related to our early childhood education programs. Topics include child development, play-based learning, STEM activities for preschoolers, diverse books for preschoolers, teaching children with developmental delays, kindergarten readiness skills and inclusion, as well as other areas of interest to our parents and community.

Celebrating Black History

Celebrating Black History

During the month of February, Cherry Preschool’s Pre-K Blue Room celebrated Black History Month by exploring the accomplishments of Black Americans. Teachers, Eva and Mary, enlightened the children about a variety of prominent individuals who have made great...

Early Learning Resource

Early Learning Resource

There’s a new early learning resource to support families, educators and communities: a series of 14 joyful and engaging 2-minute videos that feature real families and give concrete examples of how caregivers can support their young children as they develop...

Equity and Diversity Library

Equity and Diversity Library

Inherent in the mission of Cherry Preschool is a commitment to equity in all its forms. Above all, we strive to have our Cherry community reflect the diversity of the greater Evanston community.  We are happy to announce that Cherry Preschool has received a $2,000...