How to Apply

We accept applications from new families at all times during the year and enroll new children as space becomes available. Please contact the director about current openings. If you are interested in enrolling your child, we encourage you to schedule a tour or attend one of our open houses in January. Enrollment at Total Child is based on the following priority:

  1. Siblings of current or formerly enrolled children
  2. FUMC member children
  3. New children based on age/gender


Parents and guardians are welcome to contact Total Child at 847-864-7100 to arrange a tour and/or meeting with Director Beth Ruppe.

Open Houses

Two open houses are held in January. Prospective parents are invited to tour the school, observe classrooms in action, and speak with current parents, teachers, and board members.


Click HERE to download applications for Total Child's Full or Part-Day program.

Click HERE to download applications for Total Child's Summer Explorers program.


Click HERE to download tuition rates.

Financial Aid

Total Child offers and can help facilitate financial aid for qualifying children.

Total Child offers scholarships and fee assistance to families with demonstrated financial need. The Center also accepts state subsidy certificates through the Department of Human Services, and scholarships through Childcare Network of Evanston.

Click HERE to download a PDF of Total Child's Financial Assistance Application