Dearhaven Child Care and Learning Center

Erica S. Daycare Early Education & Preschool That's More than Daycare Dearhaven Child Care and Learning Center, Lake Forest, IL

Early Education & Preschool That's More than Daycare

Welcome! Early education is our passion, and our team strives to provide an inspiring environment that helps your child learn. Our STEM lab is a hands-on space that nurtures an interest in science, technology, engineering, and math, and the dramatic play areas and music room spark creativity. Your child will discover a love of books in our cozy reading nook and will have many opportunities to explore nature and discover where food comes from in the garden and child-made farmer’s market. Plus, our movement zone encourages healthy habits with dance, yoga, and more. Stop in to learn more!  We are conveniently located next to Lake Forest Place and across the street from Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital, in between Route 41 and Waukegan Road.

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Erica Saviano - Center Director

Center Welcome Photo
Center Welcome Photo
Center Welcome Photo
Global Health Safety

Health, Safety, and Wellness at Our Center

Your child’s safety and wellness is our top priority. We continue to monitor state and local public health guidelines, look to our medical expert, and use our considerable experience to guide our health and safety practices. Our centers take important steps to ensure the very best for every child, and the Health and Wellness portion of our World at Their Fingertips® curriculum incorporates lessons about these essential topics into every classroom, every day.

Family fun activities| Fun movement games| Exercise for kids| Bright Horizons

Our Community

Our families come from nearby communities, creating a close-knit environment and strong parent partnerships. Whether we’re close to home or near the office, our center is ideal for busy working families and easy to get to – for pick-up and drop-off or to stop in for a visit.


Meet Our Center Team