Open House 2018

Please join us for our Open House on Saturday, January 20 from 9:30-11:00 a.m. Tour our building, the classrooms, and meet our staff. Board members and the administrative team will be available to answer your questions. Registration packets for the 2018-19 school year will be available. Bring your prospective preschooler and enjoy a morning of fun!

2018-19 Registration

Please contact us to schedule a tour and inquire about our program for the 2018-19 school year. Click here for information about our registration process and applications. We look forward to hearing from you!

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, Nora Kahn’s letter to our friends and families to see the difference you can make with a donation to Cherry Preschool. Click here to read Nora’s letter. Click here to donate now.

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 >


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 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!


Get to know our preschool by watching our 25th anniversary film, “Cherryness,” created by Susan Hope Engel. This moving film tells you all you need to know about our preschool community and our commitment to serve all children and families.

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.



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!