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

Class

Days

Hours

Age

Full-Day 2s

Mon - Fri

7:30 AM - 6:00 PM

Must be 2 upon entry

Full-Day 3s

Mon - Fri

7:30 AM - 6:00 PM

Must be 3 upon entry

Full-Day 4s

Mon - Fri

7:30 AM - 6:00 PM

Must be 4 upon entry

Class: Full-Day 2s
Days: Mon - Fri
Hours: 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Age: Must be 2 upon entry

Class: Full-Day 3s
Days: Mon - Fri
Hours: 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Age: Must be 3 upon entry

Class: Full-Day 4s
Days: Mon - Fri
Hours: 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Age: Must be 4 upon entry

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.

Teacher/Student Ratios

  • Full-Day 2s: 3/12
  • Full-Day 3s: 3/16
  • Full-Day 4s: 3/18

As of 2/01/18, fees are as follows:

  • $328/week (5 days) for 3 years old and up
  • $333/week (5 days) for 2 year olds

  • 206/week (3 days) for 3 years old and up
  • $211/week (3 days) for 2 year olds

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.

Part Day

Our Part-Day Morning Programs are offered for children ages two through five from September through early June.

Beginning in August of 2019 we will be making some changes to our Part Day programs. Our goals are to give parents added flexibility in choosing attendance days for their child and more importantly, to give children additional opportunities to learn and grow in a mixed age-group.

Morning 2/3s
(Must be 2 by 9/1/2019) May choose any combination of 2 or 3 days.
Monday - Thursday
Days 2018/19 Fees
2 days $2,421
3 days $3,423
Add Friday (3 by 9/1/19 only)
Added to 2 or 3 day tuition. (must be enrolled in least 2 other days)
$1,000
Morning 3/4s
Age Days Hours 2018/19 Fees
4 by 9/1/19 Sept-Dec: Mon-Thur
Jan-June: Mon-Fri

9:15AM-12:15PM $5,817/ year
4 after 9/1/19 Sept-Dec: Mon-Thur
Jan-June: Fridays optional

9:15AM-12:15PM $5,094
Lunch Bunch (optional lunch & play program)

Mon-Thur

12:15-2:00 PM

$14/day or $16/drop-in day

Class: Morning 2/3s
Days: Mon-Thurs
Hours: 9:15-11:45 AM
Age: Must be 2 by 9/1/201931
Fees:
2 Days: $2,421
3 Days: $3,423
Add Friday (3 by 9/1/19 only): $1,000
Added to 2 or 3 day tuition. (must be enrolled in least 2 other days)

Class: Morning 3/4s*
Days:
Sept-Dec: Mon-Thur
Jan-June: Mon-Fri
Hours: 9:15-12:15 PM
Age: Must be 4 by 9/1/19
Fees: $5,817/year

Class: Morning 3/4s*
Days: Sept-Dec: Mon-Thur
Jan-June: Fridays optional
Hours: 9:15-12:15 PM
Age: 4 after 9/1/19
Fees: $5,094/year

Class: Lunch Bunch (optional lunch & play program)
Days: Mon-Thur
Hours: 12:15-2:00 PM
Fees: $14/day or $16/drop-in day