Baby & Toddler

Infant Welfare Society of Evanston

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2200 Main Street
Evanston, IL 60202

Baby Toddler Nursery, a program of the Infant Welfare Society of Evanston, is Illinois’ longest-running independently licensed infant and toddler facility. Infants and toddlers attending the center participate in research-based curricula, individualized development plans, and high staff to child ratios - all of which prepare children to grow and thrive. Through an agreement with Northwestern University, Baby Toddler Nursery dedicates some of their infant and toddler spaces for University use.

Center Programs

The program philosophy is based on the idea that children learn best through play and active exploration. Staff use current research and theory to help provide the best possible care and early learning experiences to nurture development during this time.

  • In the classroom, teachers employ the research-based Creative Curriculum which guides all basic care and learning experiences.
  • Highly–qualified teachers provide individual attention to each child and work to ensure that all children in care develop to their fullest potential. They are particularly attentive to children’s social interactions and help them develop early social skills. Babies begin by learning how to be gentle with one another while teachers help older children learn to express their feelings and needs through words.
  • The center provides care for children six weeks to five years.
  • Open 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday - Friday.
  • Ratio of 3 teachers to 8 children per room.
  • Highly qualified, award winning teaching staff.
  • Accredited by NAEYC as well as awarded a Star Level 3 Quality rating from the Illinois Department of Human Services.


For more information about the Baby Toddler Program, please schedule a visit or speak with Pamela Staples, Site Manager. Pam can be reached at 847-491-9650 or at

Northwestern University Office of Work/Life Resources does not endorse or recommend any partincular school or child care center, and encourages all parents to carefully evaluate any provider they are considering to care for their child.