Early Childhood Education

Experienced, caring teachers and a full-day, year-round schedule mean you can go to work or school with peace of mind while your child learns and grows in our early childhood education center-based programs.

For ages 0–5, depending on location

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We also offer two home visiting programs for newborns and children up to three years old. 

Learning

A well-rounded, holistic curriculum helps your child build kindergarten readiness skills, focusing on language and literacy, math, and science. We also make sure you have access to the information and resources you need to support learning at home as your child's first (and favorite) teacher.

Hours of Operation (due to COVID-19):

M–F, 8:00 am–4:00 pm
Program runs year-round
See Upcoming Events

Location:

West Town – Center

Contact:

Consuelo Cancino
ccancino@eriehouse.org
(312) 432-2263

Health & Wellness

Our classrooms provide a safe, nurturing environment where each child is valued and encouraged to express their feelings, develop positive self-esteem and make friends. We serve a family-style breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack each day, prepared in-house by our kitchen staff. Your child will also learn about healthy nutrition and exercise through our Super H initiative and have regular access to our motor skills room as well as outdoor play.

Hours of Operation (due to COVID-19):

M–F, 8:00 am–4:00 pm
Program runs year-round
See Upcoming Events

Location:

West Town – Center

Contact:

Consuelo Cancino
ccancino@eriehouse.org
(312) 432-2263

Support Services

Our social worker and team of family workers can help you access services available for your child and help coordinate transportation to/from support services for students with an IFSP/IEP.

In addition, our clinical psychologist supervises a team of graduate interns who provide children in need of social-emotional support with play therapy to promote healthy growth and development. We also host parenting workshops and support groups to strengthen your entire family.

Hours of Operation (due to COVID-19):

M–F, 8:00 am–4:00 pm
Program runs year-round
See Upcoming Events

Location:

West Town – Center

Contact:

Consuelo Cancino
ccancino@eriehouse.org
(312) 432-2263

Volunteer

You can make a difference in the lives of our young children, whether you want to stop by to read a book, volunteer at a special event or help out in a classroom on a regular basis.

Read It and Leave It

Bring one of your favorite children's books, share it with one of our classrooms, and leave it behind for them to enjoy.

Ideal Commitment: 1 hour

Classroom Helper

Provide support to a classroom by reading with small groups of children, helping with activities and lending a hand during clean-up time. 

Ideal Commitment: 1 day/week for at least 1 semester 

Group Opportunity

Sign your team up to spend a half day working alongside teachers to support children in our classrooms. 

Ideal Commitment: 3–4 hours 

OUR IMPACT

92% of 5-year-olds

tested as

Kindergarten Ready

Illinois ExceleRate

recognized our program
with its highest mark—the

Gold Circle of Quality

91% of children

met

Widely Held Expectations

for literacy

Meet Our Participants: The Rios Family

PROGRAM NEWS & EVENTS

News

Jul 29 2020

The ECE CEO Roundtable: Invest in our children at birth to build racial equity

Download the op-ed here. En Español aquí. Now is the time for radical change to ensure our children ...

May 18 2020

Early Childhood Team Builds Community and Continues to Support Families While Looking to the Future

At Erie House, our NAEYC-accredited, full-day early childhood education program provides a safe, nurturing space for children ages 2-5, supporting ...

Events

There are no upcoming program events at this time.