“I couldn’t have imagined a better place for my child.” — Oksana M.

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Affordable, Quality Preschool and Childcare in the Heart of Chicago

Cornerstone Children’s Learning Center offers a warm and welcoming learning environment for infants through pre-kindergarten in Chicago’s Old Town/River North area. Our school is accredited by NAEYC, the highest standard in early childhood education. And most important, every child is lavished with love and acceptance at the Center as they grow in the social, emotional and problem-solving skills that will give them a strong foundation for life. Cornerstone is a Christian organization that welcomes and honors people of all faiths and cultural backgrounds. And as a nonprofit, we are dedicated to making quality childcare and early education affordable for all through scholarship opportunities for families who qualify for extra assistance.

Childcare for Infants & Toddlers 6 Weeks – 2 Years

The next best place to home.

Caring. That’s what we do. In our educational childcare setting, infants and toddlers will explore developmental milestones, as we nurture and prepare them for Preschool. Using our exclusive, milestone-based curriculum, Learn from the Start™, intentional planning, and regular assessments, our teachers create experiences to meet the children’s developmental needs. Learn more about our infant/toddler program.


Early Preschool Program

Inventors. Problem-solvers. Discoverers. Dreamers. Learners.

Your child is opening his or her eyes to the wider world and taking an active role in it, with boundless energy! We channel that energy into active, sensory-based, meaningful experiences. Our teachers get to know each child, learn their interests, and plan developmentally appropriate, engaging activities that pave the way for lifelong learning. Learn more about our early preschool program.

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Preschool Program

Increasingly curious. A time to try new things.

Within our home-like classrooms, your child is free to be anything from an artist to an engineer. Playing pretend, learning games, participating in hands-on activities — these are just a few ways we keep kids engaged. Plus, we encourage their natural curiosity, and willingness to try new things, so children discover how they learn best. In addition to basic skills, your child learns about self-direction, self-reliance, and self-esteem. Learn more about our Preschool program.

Pre-K at Cornerstone

Pre-K Classes

Getting ready for kindergarten.

Our Pre-K classroom is designed to help your child make significant developmental gains, communicate more successfully, and work well both independently and in group situations. Building on Preschool learning, Pre-K learning focuses on problem-solving, responsive listening and language usage, as well as social and collaborative skills, with lessons in reading, writing, math, social skills, and physical skills. Learn more about our Pre-K and Kindergarten Prep program.

Cornerstone Is Rated a Top Chicago Childcare and Preschool

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