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.

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...

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...

What Makes Cherry Preschool Unique?

What Makes Cherry Preschool Unique?

Developmental – We view each child as a unique individual with his/her own pattern of growth, personality, temperament, needs, interests, abilities, and learning style.  We take each child as s/he comes to us and try to help that child learn and grow to reach his/her...

Skills Developed in a Cherry Preschool Classroom

Skills Developed in a Cherry Preschool Classroom

Here is a list of activities available to the children at Cherry Preschool. Included is a brief description of the skills that are being developed as a child explores these activities. In all these activities we have observed children developing their social skills....

An Anti-Bias Approach to Raising A Child

An Anti-Bias Approach to Raising A Child

When I was a child, one of the best gifts my parents gave me was our open, welcoming dinner table. People from all over the world regularly joined us for meals. Laurent from Cameroon, Guta from Serbia, Eri from Japan, Jane from the Dominican Republic, and countless...