Located in the heart of Evanston, School for Little Children is a play-based, part-time preschool serving children ages 2 to 5. Since its founding in 1934, SLC has developed a strong reputation for quality early education, serving over 150 children each year.

SLC believes all children thrive, and their experiences are enriched, when differing backgrounds come together in a nurturing environment. Embracing individuality and diversity, our high teacher/child ratio provides support for each child and their unique and differing needs.

Early Care is Here!

Starting in the Fall of 2018, SLC will provide before school care starting at 8:30 a.m.
Registration is now open!

Your support will allow SLC to bolster our commitment to embracing equity and diversity.

Make your donation by September 15th to see your brick installed this fall.

Honor Your Teachers!



SLC uses the TAF fund to gift our teachers each winter and spring.  Learn more about TAF by clicking below.

SLC Happenings


November 29, December 20
12:00-1:00 pm
Join other Spanish speakers for coffee and conversation in the parlor!  Children welcome.

Fall Conferences

Monday, November 19th
Tuesday, November 20th
During class time
For all age groups.  Meet with your child’s teachers and find out about the year so far.

Open House for Prospective Families

Thursday, January 24th
10:00 am & 7:00 pm
Come visit SLC, and learn more about our programming for the 2019-2020 school year!

Parent Portal

 Manage payments, classes, and contact information for your child.

Thursday Thoughts

 Weekly news from SLC