Welcome to the Cherry Preschool Community!

Cherry Preschool is a preschool in Evanston that offers early childhood education programs for children aged 2 to 5, including Pre-K, STEM, Dual Language English/Spanish and Extended Day.

2024-2025 REGISTRATION

Registration for the 2024-25 school year took place in January.  Open spaces are currently being filled on a rolling basis. 

Creative Kids Corner’s Music & More Afternoons is back!

Offering customized scheduling to meet your family needs. Monday-Friday from 2:15 – 5:00 (2 PM arrival available as needed) at Cherry Preschool.

NEW PROGRAM FOR 2024-25

Cherry is excited to announce our new Ready, Set, Go! program for the 2024-25 school year. Prepare your student for kindergarten with an extended day of play activities and enrichment programs focusing on literacy, math and science.

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

Apr

20

Cherry Preschool Art Festival

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Families are invited to visit their child’s classroom from 9:30 – 11:00am to view the beautiful art that the student’s have created.

Apr

20

Starry Night Fundraiser

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Buy a ticket and join the party! Invite your friends. Join your Cherry friends at a fun night of friends and community. Did we mention that your ticket gets you open drafts at Temperance and a La Principal taco bar? Your support boosts the programs at the heart of Cherry’s mission like our Laurie Levy Scholarship Fund and Rhonda Cohen Inclusion Program. 

Apr

23

No School – Staff In-Service

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Cherry Preschool will be closed for a teacher in-service. Families are invited to story hour at Synapse Pediatric Therapy from 11am – 12pm. RSVP to the office to attend.

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.

A Grateful Alum Giving Back!

A Grateful Alum Giving Back!

Meet Ivy! Ivy is a Cherry alum who has also worked as a junior counselor at summer camp. For Ivy's Bat Mitzvah project, she wants to give back. She is combining three of her passions -- dance, young children and Cherry!  Ivy is hosting a Dance Marathon for her Bat...

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...