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.


If you are interested in applying for the 2021-22 school year, we still have scattered openings in several of our classes.  Our 2AM and 3AM Bridge to Three’s classes are currently full. However, we encourage families to fill out an application to be placed on the waitlist which does not require a registration fee.


Cherry Preschool is excited to be the site for MUSIC & MORE AFTERNOONS with Creative Kids Corner.  This class is open to children ages 4 to 6. Whether your child is enrolled in a Cherry program or not, this is an affordable, flexible, and reliable option for families’ busy schedules.


We are so excited for the 2021-22 school year!  Our Executive Director, Debbie Boileve, would like to welcome you to the Cherry community and share some tips to help you prepare for a great start to school.

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



Informational Parent Zoom Meeting

7:30 – 8:30pm

Event Info

Join the Cherry Administration for an informational Zoom meeting to discuss school and health protocols for the 2021-22 school year. Enrolled families will receive an email from the school with the Zoom link on August 25th.



Parent Orientation at Cherry Preschool

7:00 – 9:00pm

Event Info

Parent Orientation Night is a great opportunity for you to meet your teachers and fellow parents, see the classroom and learn all about your child’s class. This in-person orientation will be held in your child’s classroom.  Masks will be required, and we ask that only one parent attend so that an appropriate social distance can be maintained between parents.

30 Aug

to 1 Sept


Event Info

Pre-Visits are 15 minute individual meetings to introduce children and their parents/caregivers to their classroom and teachers.  You will receive an email in late August informing you of your child’s pre-visit date and time.  

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.

Dual Language at Cherry Preschool

Dual Language at Cherry Preschool

¡Hola! Hola! Hola! Y como estás? ¡Muy bién! ¡Muy bién! ¡Y espero que tú también!  These are the words to the song we sing in our Dual Language, English/Spanish class every day to greet one another! Cherry: A Dual Language Preschool In true Cherry Preschool fashion, we...

STEM at Cherry

STEM at Cherry

STEM Preschool Cherry Preschool has supported the development of a mixed-age classroom devoted to a STEM curriculum since 2019.  STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.  Our STEM Preschool curriculum explores these areas of study in a play-based...

Welcome from the Executive Director

Welcome from the Executive Director

Dear Families, Welcome to the 2021-22 school year! We are very eager to meet you and your child! The first day of school is such an exciting day! There is that sense that anything is possible. It is a time for much anticipated new beginnings. Whether this is your...