Children's Center

At the Children's Center of Lakeside Congregation, we're all about kids! The Children's Center is a DCFS-licensed preschool for children from 16 months until kindergarten, where play, music and art provide paths to learning, independence and self-confidence. We offer a comfortable, secure and nurturing environment that fosters each child's emotional, social, physical and cognitive development.

The Children's Center is a full-service preschool. Our curriculum includes Mom & Totz classes through pre-kindergarten classes. Days are filled with art, stories, music, play and motor activities. Along the way, children are also introduced to Jewish holidays, traditions and songs, with weekly Shabbat celebrations and close involvement by Lakeside's Rabbi and the Director of Lifelong Learning.

The Children's Center is a small school with a family feel - small enough that the Director knows every child and parent individually, yet large enough to offer a broad spectrum of programming including preschool, summer camp and enrichment programs in reading, cooking, Spanish, sports and more.

The Children's Center is licensed by the Illinois Department of Family Services (DCFS), affiliated with the Community Foundation for Jewish Education, and a member of the North Shore Nursery School Director's Council and The Early Childhood Educators of Reform Judaism. Our professional staff is degreed, experienced and stable from year-to-year.

Come learn and play with us! Call (847) 432-4766 to speak with Children's Center Director Paula Davis.

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