The Child Care Center of Evanston serves children from 2 - 5 years of age at our Center which is located at 1840 Asbury Avenue, Evanston. The Queen Anne mansion houses 93 children in 5 classrooms. One of the classrooms uses the Montessori philosophy and is fully accredited with the American Montessori Society. Classrooms have two full time teachers and an assistant teacher exceeding the ratios set forth by DCFS. The Center has State Pre-K teachers in two classrooms. Teachers use authentic assessment for targeted instruction, tailored to meet the needs and interest of the children. Children learn through active inquiry and exploration; language and literacy are embedded throughout the classrooms. Kindergarten readiness is an important goal. The Center has a large outdoor classroom complete with a tricycle track, climber, sports equipment, and two garden areas. Children, teachers and parents work together to plan, plant and harvest foods grown from the garden and incorporate them into the classroom curriculum. The Center uses Gourmet Gorilla for its catering, providing locally grown, organic lunches for children. In addition to the Center program, is Family Child Care Connections; a network of licensed family child care providers serving children from six weeks to three years of age. Children benefit from the low caregiver to child ratio and home away from home environment. Weekly visits from a child development specialist and our Roving Reader/Musician offer learning activities for young children, and support for caregivers. Enrollment is ongoing. Call the Center to arrange for a tour: 847-869-2680.