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Robert Crown Community Center's Child Care program provides high-quality child care for ages 2 through 12.

We are a full-service facility offering full-day and part-time care, including an after school program. Our program is licensed by the DCFS. Let us care for your child in a recreational-based environment and offer you peace of mind while you work.

Programs Include:

Take Two

Creative Play Preschool

After School Adventure

Spring / Winter Break Programs, Camps

Summer Day Camps (Traditional Full Day Camps)


Take Two - Age 2 years

Our Take Two program encourages your child’s natural curiosity in a nurturing and active learning environment. Our caring teachers spend lots of time cuddling and talking with your child to instill trust and provide a healthy learning setting for movement, exploration and play. The program is geared to the specific developmental milestones of young children age two, which include grasping, walking, moving from parallel to interactive play, developing language, and socialization skills.

Time: 8am-Noon or 8am-6pm


Creative Play Preschool

The Creative Play Preschool has served the families of Evanston and nearby communities since 1988. The benefits of having a preschool in a community center-setting include being able to have students play in the large gym, the ice rink, grassy fields surrounding the facility, and at a variety of outdoor play areas in the neighborhood.

This program, defined as “innovative play with purpose” many years ago, has become a standard for the community center-based early childhood program. Our multi-age classroom provides the benefits of cooperative learning for both our oldest and youngest preschoolers, with daily activities which are developmentally appropriate for all. A broad variety of both unique and traditional activities are offered, including music and movement, and arts and crafts. Activities are both self-directed and designed for success. Children are required to be toilet-trained.

Age: 3-5 years

Time:  8am-Noon or 8am-6pm


Registration Information

Interested families will have an introductory meeting to provide information regarding the curriculum, fees, registration process and schedule, as well as to provide a tour of the facility.  At the introductory meeting, enrollment forms, a child health form and payment policy will be reviewed. Please be advised that it is the parent’s responsibility to ensure that all forms, including the child health form, are completed and returned to the preschool office prior to a child’s first day of attendance in Creative Play.

Note: Fees are due monthly and registration is ongoing. A non-refundable registration fee and a deposit is required at the time of registration. Registration fee: $75 per child Deposit: $182 per child (will be applied to the last month of service)