News

2018-19 Registration Coming Soon!

Please contact us to schedule a tour and inquire about our program for the 2018-19 school year. Our registration materials will be available at the end of December. We look forward to hearing from you!

Cherry Shopping Week at “Becky & Me Toys” Nov. 13-18

Shop for birthday and holiday gifts and help raise money for Cherry! We are partnering with Becky & Me Toys to help raise funds for Cherry. When you shop at Becky & Me Toys between Nov. 13-18, a percentage of every sale comes back to our school! MORE >

Thank you to The Woman’s Club of Evanston!

Cherry Preschool has been awarded a $2,000 per year grant for three years by The Charitable Foundation of The Woman’s Club of Evanston. The funds are in recognition of Cherry Preschool’s commitment MORE >

“NAVIGATING DIVERSITY & INCLUSION WITH OUR CHILDREN”

Please join us on Thursday evening, Nov. 2 at 6:30 p.m. for “Navigating Diversity and Inclusion with our Children” presented by Elisabeth “Biz” Lindsay-Ryan. Register by emailing office@cherrypreschool.org. Parents need to be able to navigate what living in a diverse community means on a regular basis. Each type of diversity brings unique challenges for parents. Every family brings a different perspective to this conversation and we want to create a welcoming environment for children from all types of families through greater parent awareness.MORE >

Dual Language Spanish-English Class

Did you know that Cherry Preschool offers a Dual Language Spanish-English preschool class? A couple spaces are still available for the 2017-18 school year. The class is for three and four year olds and will meet M-Th from 12:35-3:05 p.m. for the 2017-18 school year.  MORE >

Thanks to everyone for all our summer building improvements!

While the building was closed in August, a team of parents and our wonderful custodian, Gus, were busy organizing and executing many improvements to the preschool. The carpet was replaced in the halls and Community Room. We also painted some rooms, installed some new flooring, and made other small improvements throughout the preschool. We owe a debt of gratitude to all who worked so hard to finish all this in just a few weeks. Thank you to our parent volunteers who laid new flooring and moved furniture in and out of classrooms. Thank you to Gus for painting and making many repairs. He works tirelessly to keep our preschool beautiful and in good working order. And special thanks to Maggie Hessler, our Site Director, who planned and organized all the work!

Thank You To The Chaddick Foundation!

Thank you to the Harry F. & Elaine Chaddick Foundation for a $6,000 grant to support our mission to include children of all abilities in our preschool community.

 

THANK YOU! THE SILVER JUBILEE WAS A HUGE SUCCESS!

What a beautiful evening! The Silver Jubilee was a huge success! Thank you to all who attended, donated, volunteered and helped plan the event. Special thanks go to Bon Events,  our Development Director, Toni Goehring, our Financial Manager, Shirlene Ward, our emcee, Patrick Keenan-Devlin and our alumni speaker, David Steinberg. Enormous thanks to Susan Hope-Engel for producing and creating the incredibly heartwarming and moving film “Cherryness” to celebrate our 25th anniversary. At the event, we were thrilled to announce the establishment of the Laurie Levy Scholarship Fund in honor of our founding director. We raised more funds than anticipated – approximately $100,000!!! – for scholarships and our Inclusion Program for children with special needs. We want all of our Cherry friends and family to have the opportunity to view “Cherryness.” Click here to enjoy our 25th anniversary film. Please feel free to share it with your friends and family!

A Thanksgiving Tribute to the Cherry Preschool Founders

Enjoy this article by our Founding Director, Laurie Levy, about the amazing group of parents and educators who worked together to create the preschool we all love so dearly. We are forever thankful to them for their vision, leadership, hard work and determination! http://www.chicagonow.com/still-advocating/2016/11/thanksgiving-tribute-to-the-cherry-preschool-founders-there-were-no-selfies-then/

Cherry Preschool’s Annual Appeal

Our annual appeal is one of our primary means of funding our Inclusion, Scholarship and Community Outreach efforts. Read Board President, Steve Zehr’s letter to our friends and families and our State of the School report to see the difference you can make with a donation to Cherry Preschool. Click here to read both.