The Children’s Center uses the Creative Curriculum, with a focus on the specific needs and interests of the children. Programs focus on each child’s physical, social, emotional and intellectual development. The importance of community is stressed, so that each child has a feeling of belonging. Programs are offered in a safe, nurturing environment, within a diverse community.
Year-round child care for infants and preschool children (6 weeks to 5 years)
Full-day and part-day programs
After-school and summer camp programs for children in elementary and middle school grades
Lead teachers with bachelor’s degree and early childhood education course work
Contact The Children's Center receptionist at 847-475-8580 to schedule a tour, complete registration paperwork and secure a space or a spot on the waiting list.
Complete and return the Designation Form to be considered for NU priority enrollment.
Early registration and wait list applications are recommended especially for the youngest age groups.
Contact the YMCA Children's Center registrar at 847-475-8580 to apply for scholarship funds. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. School year awards are determined on a first come first served basis. Please apply early.
The Northwestern University Office of Work/Life Resources does not endorse or recommend any particular school or child care center and encourages all parents to carefully evaluate any provider they are considering to care for their child.
Northwestern University Office of Human Resources
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