University Children's Center
- Leigh Merkey, Director
- 446 E Ontario Street
- Suite 150
- Chicago, IL, 60611
- Ph: (312) 867-7056
- Fax: (312) 867-7058
- Ages: 6 weeks to 5 years
6:30am to 6:30pm, Monday - Friday
September 16th Open House
Our September 16th open house will feature fun games and activities for the whole family. See firsthand how our education programs provide your child with the foundational skills needed for kindergarten and beyond. Meet our fantastic teachers. Take a tour of the facility. And get to know other parents in the community.
We look forward to seeing you!
Welcome to University Children’s Center located in the heart of downtown Chicago! We are very excited to meet with you and your family.
UCC uses an educational program which provides unlimited opportunities for the development of the whole child. We offer a unique curriculum for every age level, centered around developmentally appropriate and fun activities that encourage children to develop physically, intellectually, emotionally, and socially. The center provides priority care for children of Northwestern University faculty, staff and students, Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation employees, The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, and The American Association of Advertising Agencies. University Children's Center is also proud to accept families from the surrounding community.
Leigh Merkey, Center Director
Business Partner Message
University Children's Center has partnered with Northwestern University and The American Association of Advertising Agencies to ensure priority access to their employees and students.
Infant Programs (6 weeks-1 year)
Toddler Programs (1-2 years)
Discovery Preschool Programs (2-3 years)
Preschool Programs (3-4 years)
Prekindergarten Programs (4-5 years)
Summer Programs (preschool, prekindergarten, and school-age)
- Spring Break Camp
- Winter Break Camp
Learning Adventures &
Phonics & Reading
Holidays Observed & Professional Development Days
We are closed on New Year's Day, Presidents' Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Thanksgiving Day, the day after Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day.
We are very proud to say we are accredited through NAEYC! For more information about the NAEYC accreditation please visit, www.naeyc.org
The Eco-Healthy Child Care program assesses 30 critical care factors including biodegradable, non-toxic cleaning products, non-toxic art supplies, PVC-free toys and more. To learn more go to: www.ecohealthychildcare.org
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