Observation Sites

Baby Toddler Nursery
2200 Main Street
Evanston 60202
Contact: Pamela Staples, 847.491.9650
Full day: Infant, Toddler, Preschool
Affiliation Placements
Infant/Toddler/Preschool
M - F: 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
M - F: 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Email: pamelastaples@iwse.org


Beth Emet Early Childhood
1224 Dempster Street
Evanston 60202
Contact: Kathy Kaberon, 847.869.4230  ext. 305
Part day: 2 - 5 years old
Varied times
Email: kkaberon@bethemet.org


Children’s Care and Development Center
3925 Lunt Ave.
Lincolnwood  60045
Contact: Susan Fahey, 847.676.8388
Full day: Infants, Toddlers, Preschoolers
Affiliation Placement
Preschool: M - Th: 9 a.m. - 12 noon
2-3 year olds: M - Th: 9 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Toddlers: M - Th: 9 a.m. - 12 noon; 2:30 - 5 p.m.
Infants: M - F: 7 a.m. -6 p.m.


Community Consolidated School District 62
Westerhold Early Learning Center

Forest Elementary School
1375 S. 5th Avenue
Des Plaines 60018
Contact: Margarite Benaris
847.824.1065
Practicum and Affiliation Placements
Birth-3 and 3-5 year olds
M-F 7:00a.m.-6:00p.m.


Covenant Nursery School (Trinity Lutheran Church)
3637 Golf Road
Evanston 60203
Contact: Tina Vanderwarker, 847.675.2993
Part day program
Affiliation Placement
2 - 5 year olds
A.M. sessions (9:15 - 11:45)
Email: tinav@covenantnurseryschool.org


Evanston Montessori Children’s House
949 Ridge Ave
Evanston  60202
Contact: Basharat Ahmed, 847.890.2225
Email: basharat@evanstonmontessori.com


Gertrude Nielson Child Care and Learning Center
3835 Willow Road
Northbrook 60062
Contact: Arlene Yallelus, 847.564.3004
Full day: Infant, Toddler, Preschool, and Kindergarten
Affiliation Placement
Toddler/Preschool
Email: ayallelus@gbnchildcare.com


Glencoe Junior Kindergarten
999 Green Bay Road
Glencoe 60022
Contact: Debra Gaetano, 847.835.4455


Glenview Community Church Nursery School
1000 Elm Street
Glenview 60025
Contact: Marcia Kiraly, 847.729.1440
Part day program
Affiliation Placement
2 - 5 years old
A.M. sessions
Kinderquest: A.M. and P.M.


Glenview Methodist Preschool
727 Harlem Ave.
Glenview 60025
Contact: Michelle Geraty, 847.729.3606
Part day: A.M. and P.M.
Affiliation Placement
9 - 11:15 a.m.
12:30 - 2:45 p.m.


Howard Area Family Center
7510 N. Ashland Ave.
Chicago 60626
Contact: Rebecca Conner, 773.764.7610
rconner@howardarea.org (primary access to contact)
Full day program: Infant, Toddler, and Preschooler
Affiliation Placement
Preschool (mixed age): 9 a.m. - 12 noon; 3 - 5 p.m.
Toddlers and 2s: 8 - 11:30 a.m.; 3 - 5 p.m.
Infants: 8 - 11:30 a.m.


JCY Northwest Family Center
1700 Weiland Road
Buffalo Grove 60089
Contact: Ruth Taxy, 847.279.0900
Full day: Infants, Toddlers, Tots, Preschool, Kindergarten, School Age (after school)
Affiliation Placement
Preschool (half day): 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Full day: 6 weeks - school age: 6:45 a.m.-  6 p.m.
Kindergarten: 9 - 11:30; 12:30 - 3


Jolly Fun House Academy
1001 Oak Ave
Prospect Heights 60070
Contact: Amber Grafman/Marianne Thein, 847.541.5577
Full day: Infants – 12 years of age
Affiliation Placement
6 weeks – 12 years
A.M. or P.M.


Jolly Fun House Playschool
7559 W. Addison Street
Chicago 60634
Contact: Gigi Bowie, 773.637.6115
Full day: Toddlers - 5 years of age
Affiliation Placement
15 months - 5 years of age
A.M. or P.M.


Learning Bridge Early Education Center
1840 Asbury Ave.
Evanston 60201
847.869.2680
Contact: Ann Reppelt


Little Hands Child Development Center
2755 Sanders Road
Northbrook 60062
Contact: Sarah Perna, 847.326.9500
Full day: Infants, Toddlers, Preschoolers
Affiliation Placement
Infants through Preschool
8 - 11 a.m.; 3 - 6 p.m.


Little Ones Preschool Nursery School
3433 Walters Ave.
Northbrook 60062
Contact: Sheree Feldman, 847.272.4646
Part day preschool A.M. and P.M.
Affiliation Placement
M – F: 9 - 11:15 a.m.; 12:45 - 3 p.m.


Marletta Darnall Schaumburg Child & Family Center
725 E. Schaumburg Road
Schaumburg 60194
Contact: Darleen Towns, 630.671.2400  ext. 224


Northbrook Community Nursery School
2700 Willow Road
Northbrook 60062
Contact: Gail Nemoy, 847.272.5430
Part day
Affiliation Placement
9 - 11:30 a.m.
2 – 5 years old


Oakton Community College
Skokie campus
7701 N. Lincoln Ave
Skokie 60076
Contact: Monique Hudson 847.635.1441
Classes: full day and part day (a.m. and p.m.)
Age group for both classes: 3 - 5 years old
Affiliation Placement
Part day
M/W/F: 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.; 12:30 – 3:30 p.m.
T/TH 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Full day: 8:30 a.m. - 12 noon; 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.


One Hope United Child Development Center*
9375 Church Street
Des Plaines 60016
Contact: Kelley Christie, 847.296.0669
Full day: Infant, Toddler, Preschool, Kindergarten
Affiliation Placement
Infant/Toddler/Preschool/Kindergarten
*Speak with your ECE instructor before contacting this center.


One Hope United - Wilmette Child Development Center
3013 Illinois Road
Wilmette 60019
Contact: Sue Laschinski, 847.256.6600
Full day: Infant, Toddler, Preschool
Affiliation Placement
Preschool: 9 - 11 a.m.; 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Toddler: 9 - 11 a.m.; 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Infant: 9 - 11 a.m.; 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.


Ravinia Nursery School
686 Red Oak Lane
Highland Park 60091
Contact: Kathy Olsen, 847.831.3700
Part day: 2 year old - 5 year old
Affiliation Placement
Two year olds: T – F  9:15 - 11:15 a.m.
Three year olds: M – F  9 - 11:30 a.m.
Four year olds: M – F  12:30 - 3 p.m.


Reba Early Learning Center
740 Custer Ave.
Evanston 60202
Contact: Bettye Cohns, 847.475.6480
rebaelc@gmail.com
Full day program: 2 - 5 years old

River Grove School District 85.5
2650 Thatcher Ave.
River Grove 60171
Contact: Glenn Grieshaber, 708.453.6172

Rubber Ducky Home Day Care
898 Wilson Drive
Des Plaines 60018
Contact: Mary Masnica, 847.258.4683
Full day family childcare home: infants – school age
Affiliation Placement
8 a.m. - 12 noon; 2:30 - 5 p.m.
(Call between 12:30 - 2:45 p.m.)

Sunny Days Child Care and Preschool
1606 Fowler Ave
Evanston 60201
Contact: Heather Jones, 847.475.7495
sunnydayschildcareandprek.com
Family child care home provider

Total Child Center - First United Methodist Church
516 Church Street
Evanston 60201
Contact: Beth Ruppe, 847.864.7100
Part day and full day
Affiliation Placement
Full day (2 - 5 year old): A.M. and P.M.
Part Day (3 - 4 year old): A.M.

Unity Nursery School
827 Foster Street
Evanston 60201
Contact: Katie Martin, 847.869.7170
Part Day: 2 - 5 year old
Affiliation Placement
Varied Times