Nursery School

Play, Learn, Shine

Northminster Nursery School is a small pre-school located in Northminster Presbyterian Church in north Evanston.  We offer classes for children 2-5 years old in our large, bright, well equipped classrooms.

An attached private playground offers room to move and a garden to explore. Our days are filled with opportunities for your children to develop their physical, emotional, academic and social skills, under the guidance of a team of experienced very well qualified teachers.

We believe children learn best through play and hands-on exploration. Our program offers structure and continuity without sacrificing creativity, individuality and peer interaction. Our age-appropriate equipment both inside and out provide the space for your child to Play, Learn and Shine.

Safe, Stimulating Environment

Our facilities include large cheerful classrooms with age-appropriate toys and resources, an inside playroom for inclement weather and a big, completely fenced-in playground just out the back door. Best of all, Northminster Nursery School offers loving and experienced teachers plus flexible programs to meet the needs of you and your child.

2-3 YEAR OLDS Two-by-Two is a 2-3 year old class specifically planned for the child who turns two by September 1. Children who crave social interaction but are too young for traditional preschool programs thrive at Northminster two days per week from 9-11:30 a.m. Their special room is bright and the teachers are loving. The student-teacher ratio is never higher than 7:1 for lots of individual attention.
3-5 YEAR OLDS Choose your Days! We offer both morning and afternoon classes for children turning three by September 1. At Northminster Nursery School, you choose the days and time that fit best with the schedule of you and your child. In the morning there are two classes, divided by age, which meet from 9-11:30 a.m. The afternoon class of mixed ages meets from 12:30-3 p.m. Children can attend three, four, or five days a week, along with the Lunch Bunch extended day option.

Our Teachers

Our experienced staff knows how to observe, respond and nurture each unique child. All of our teachers are certified by state standards and trained in early childhood growth and development. Through participation in continuing education workshops and seminars, our teachers are always learning and bringing fresh ideas to their work.

All are trained in pediatric CPR and First Aid. In addition, they are experienced parents, bringing to their jobs extra sensitivity to the joys and occasional frustrations of the preschooler.