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!
Scattered spaces for the 2017-18 school year are still available for all ages. Contact us today for more information.
Did you know that Cherry Preschool offers a Dual Language Spanish-English preschool class? 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 >
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.
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!
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/
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.
Please call or email to check on up-to-the-moment availability as any available spaces are filled on a first-come/first-served basis. Currently we have scattered spaces available for most age groups
- Please call or email the office to check on availability of spaces in our Inclusion Program for children with special needs.
- Visit our Registration page and download applications here.
Thanks to Home Depot, Dan Dahl, Matt Barton and several parent volunteers, the Blue and Yellow rooms have beautiful new flooring! Home Depot in Evanston generously donated and provided the labor to install MORE >
Welcome to the new website for Warren W. Cherry Preschool. Our website was recreated to provide new resources for prospective parents, parents of enrolled students and alumni of our school.If you are a parent in search of resources for your child or children, we have a comprehensive list of local resources for you on our Resources For Parents pages. MORE >