Bernice E. Lavin Early Childhood Education Center

Welcome to Our Center

Welcome! Our goal is to foster your child’s development with enriching activities and learning-based play. Our children’s library and Growing Readers nook foster a love of reading, and the science station is the perfect place to experiment and explore. The music exploration room and dramatic play areas encourage creativity, and our rooftop garden allows little hands to dig in and learn about the environment. Plus, our summer camp includes a child-made farmer’s market, and our three Smart Boards nurture 21st-century technology skills. Come in for a tour of our state-of-the-art center and to meet our staff.

Debra Phillips - Center Director

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A Bright New Day

We focus on the health, safety, and security of each child. Our classrooms include daily activities for mindfulness, emotional and empathy development, and friendship building.

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Health & Safety

Your child’s health and safety are our top priority. Our centers have strict guidelines for cleanliness and security and we’re proud to be recognized as a health-and-wellness model for child care centers by the Partnership for a Healthier America.

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Our Community

Our families come from nearby communities and we are easy to get to for drop-off and pick-up.  We're close to Northwestern Medicine, Northwestern University, Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, and Lurie Children's Hospital and we serve many of their employees.  


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