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Time Together Program

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Time Together is a City of Evanston Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department drop-in program for infants and toddlers (ages 0-4 years) at the Chandler-Newberger Center.

Time Together will not meet the week of November 25-29. We hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

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Welcome to Time Together!

Join us at Time Together, Evanston's only public open gym for young children from birth to age 4!

On Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. (see specific schedule below), children are running, jumping, climbing, or sitting quietly with toys, books and puzzles, while spending quality time with their parent or caregiver. This program offers children a fun space to play and gives both children and adults an opportunity to make new friends. Our relaxing atmosphere is focused on interaction, the comfort and safety of our families, and a sense of community. The best part: We pick up all the toys!

Each session ends with a short circle time that includes singing, movement and a story.


All first-time guests attend our program for free.

Return drop-in visits are $11 for one child/caregiver and $13 for two children/caregiver. Families can purchase an 8-visit punch card for $66 for one child/caregiver, with punch cards being available for multiple children as well (please call Chandler-Newberger at 847-448-8252 for exact fees). Punch cards are kept at Chandler-Newberger and the punches never expire.


Free parking is available in the Chandler-Newberger parking lot off Central Street in Evanston. Parking permits are available at the front desk. Our facility is located just across the street from Fire Station #3 and just west of the Central Street CTA Purple Line Station. 4-hour street parking is also available on Lincoln Street.


Time Together will not meet the week of November 25-29. The program will resume Tuesday, December 3 and run through Thursday, December 19. We will take a short break for the holiday and resume on Tuesday, January 7, 2020.

Time Together meets on the following days and times:

Tuesday          9-11am    
Wednesday    9-11am    
Thursday         9-11am    

For more information about our Time Together program, please call the Chandler-Newberger Center at 847-448-8252.

We hope to see you soon!