University Children’s Center 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
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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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