• Slide TOTAL CHILD OFFERS PROGRAMS DESIGNED
    TO MEET THE NEEDS OF TODAY'S FAMILIES
  • Overview

    Total Child offers part-day preschool, full-day preschool, and a summer program for preschool children. Both full-day and part-day programs begin at age two and do not require that children are toilet-trained.

    Curriculum

    The Total Child curriculum supports learning through play. A child’s social, emotional and intellectual growth are inter-related and development occurs as a child is ready. Each day children will experience play-based activities that are meaningful to them as they begin to think about numbers, develop literacy, and build social relationships.

    Full Day Program

    Class

    Days

    Hours

    Age

    Full-Day 2s  

    Mon – Fri  

    8:00 AM – 5:00 PM* 

    Must be 2 by 9/1

    Full-Day 3s  

    Mon – Fri  

    8:00 AM – 5:00 PM*

    Must be 3 by 9/1

    Full-Day 4s  

    Mon – Fri  

    8:00 AM – 5:00 PM*

    Must be 4 by 9/1

    The Full-Day Program is held year-round (except for the last week of August and Winter Break in December) and offers three full-time classes. Children in the full-day classes eat a family style lunch catered by Gourmet Gorilla. All food is included in tuition.  Nap time is from 1-3PM.

    *Hours shortened due to Covid-19 restrictions for 2020-21 school year

    Part Day Program

    Class

    Days

    Hours

    Age

    Part Day 2s  

    Mon – Fri  

    9:00 AM – 11:45 AM 

    Must be 2 by 9/1

    Part Day 3s  

    Mon – Fri  

    9:00 AM – 11:45 AM

    Must be 3 by 9/1

    Part Day 4s  

    Mon – Fri  

    9:15 AM – 12:15 PM

    Must be 4 by 12/31

    The Part Day Program is held August 10, 2020 – June 4, 2021 (closed two weeks for Winter Break in December). Summer Explorers (a part day summer program – see below) is available during June and July.  

    Teacher/Student Ratios

    • 2-year-olds: 2/12
    • 3-year-olds: 2/15
    • 4-year-olds: 2/15

    Tuition Fees

    Full day

    • 2-year-old: $380/week
    • 3-year-old and 4-year-old: $369/week

    Part day

    • 2-year-old and 3-year-old: $170/week
    • 4-year-old: $182.50/week

    Download a PDF of the tuition rates.

    Total Child offers scholarships and fee assistance to families with demonstrated financial need. In addition, the Center accepts state subsidy certificates through Action for Children and scholarships through the Childcare Network of Evanston.

    Summer Explorers

    Summer Explorers, an active and engaging seven-week summer program, is offered from 9:00 AM to 12:00 noon three days a week for three-to five-year-olds.

    The program is designed to keep children connected to the preschool setting during the summer. Activities focus on hands-on learning through art and science.

    Class is offered Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9:00 AM until 12:00 noon. All children should have been enrolled in a preschool program prior to attending Summer Explorers.

    Download a PDF of the Summer Explorers Program Application.