Warren W. Cherry Preschool, is a part-day preschool program
based on a core philosophy of child-centered, developmental
education and community service. Cherry Preschool is an advocate
for all children in our community and an advocate for early
childhood education that is inclusive, caring, and respectful of
all people. The preschool brings children of all abilities and
backgrounds together to play and grow.
Our curriculum teaches children to value and respect themselves
and others. Our responsibility as early childhood educators is to
teach understanding and acceptance so young children feel proud of
themselves and their heritage, challenge bias or unfairness when
they encounter it, and become good citizens of our diverse
Including children with special needs in our preschool classes
not only benefits children with special needs, but also teaches all
children to accept and appreciate every child as a unique and
valued member of society. Our Latino Parent/Child Class, taught in
Spanish is offered to children whose home language is Spanish.
Cherry Preschool is named after Warren W. Cherry to honor the
memory of an outstanding Evanston educator, community leader, and
friend of young children. The school is located in a red brick
building at 1418 Lake Street in Evanston, one half block east of
Penny Park. The school is licensed by the Illinois Department of
Children and Family Services and accredited by the National Academy
of Early Childhood Programs.