School and childcare
Read instructions for registering children in area elementary and middle schools. For children under 3, the Childcare Network of Evanston offers early learning options.
- Office of Work/Life & Family Resources-- Childcare options
- Lactation Rooms (breastfeeding support) on the Evanston & Chicago campuses
- Registering children in School District 65
- Childcare Network of Evanston
- Registering children in Chicago Public Schools
International children's playgroup
Northwestern's Community Council for International Students (CCIS) organizes a playgroup for children that provides an opportunity to meet other international parents while children play.
- Playgroup meets Monday mornings, twice a month from 10:30 to noon, in the basement playroom at Englehart Hall, 1915 Maple Avenue.
For more information contact Joan Fragen.
Area activities for families and children
Use the links below to access events, classes, and outings in Evanston, Chicago and nearby neighborhoods.
- Evanston Children's Theatre
- Evanston Public Library Kids Calendar
- Skokie Park District
- Grosse Point Lighthouse
- Chicago Children's Museum
- Kohl Children's Museum
- Lambs Farm
- The American Toby Jug Museum
- Wagner Farm
- Shedd Aquarium
- Dearborn Observatory
- Chicago History Museum
- Old Town School of Folk Music
- Evanston Art Center
- Creative Kids Corner
- The Pot Shop