Programs at our Flagship Sites and Micro-Centers


Ages 6 weeks – 3 years

Infant Toddler Development

Provides full-day, year-round care and education for children six weeks to three years of age. Children are nurtured in classroom environments that support healthy development and growth to prepare them for success in school and in life. Teachers emphasize responding to children’s natural cues, providing continuity of care, and building strong and consistent relationships between children, parents, and staff.


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 Ages 3-5

Pre-School Education

Promotes positive development in children three to five, preparing them for success in Kindergarten and beyond. A mixture of dynamic programming helps children develop creativity, self-confidence, and an enthusiasm for lifelong learning. Teachers engage children through play and educational experiences that support cognitive and social-emotional growth.


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Ages 3-5

Micro-Centers at Legacy Charter School and KIPP Ascend Primary 

Legacy Charter School and KIPP: Ascend Primary partner with the Carole Robertson Center to provide pre-Kindergarten care and education for children three to five. Carole Robertson teachers use the same creative and dynamic programming as our flagship sites, extending our service to two additional classrooms at Legacy, and three at KIPP: Ascend.


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Ages 5-17

Out-of-School-Time (OST) Program

Provides after-school, summer and school break programming for school-age students. Our youth programs are open year-round to support working families and provide exceptional programs. Youth learn new skills such as music writing, wood-working, and gardening, all while building social-emotional skills and physical fitness. Additionally, our BASES-K programming provides Kindergarten-focused lessons to ensure successful transitions from pre-K to Kindergarten.

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These programs serve low-income children and families in Chicago. Our staff can help you navigate any eligibility guidelines and fee requirements.

Community-based Programs

More After-School / Out of School Time Programs

The need for after-school programming has extended beyond our facilities. Here are two other locations where after-school programming is available.

KIPP: Ascend

Started in the Winter of 2019, our first off-site after-school program provides enrichment support to families who need care beyond the typical school day at KIPP Ascend.

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Started in the Fall of 2020, our second off-site after-school program is offered at Saucedo.

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Home-Based services

Home Visiting / Traveling Teacher Services

We provide home-based services for pregnant women and families with infants, toddlers, and preschool-age children. These regular home visits focus on physical, social-emotional, and cognitive growth through interactions, activities, and experiences between the caregiver and child. Weekly home visits are coupled with monthly group social activities for families. These programs expand our array of services to meet the growing demand of families that prefer to receive services in the familiarity of their own home.

Who Can Receive Home Visits?

Our guiding principle is that parents are the expert on their child.

It’s important that our traveling teachers develop a strong partnership with the family with the goal of supporting parent growth, parent-child interactions, development-centered parenting, and family well-being.

Through this program, families receive:

  • Weekly home visits
  • Diapers, baby formula, and nutritious snacks
  • Opportunities to socialize and build social capacity with other families at monthly group activities

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For Expectant Mothers

We provide expectant mothers with prenatal assessments, postpartum screening, and appropriate dental and medical services tailored to the needs of the mother.

For Fathers

We provide support to fathers participating in the Heartland Alliance READI program as they seek to deepen bonds and reunite with their children after incarceration.

For Families with Young Children

We serve families of young children who prefer home based early childhood enrichment and family support. These visits are focused on physical, social-emotional, and cognitive interactions between the caregiver and the children.

Need Other Help?

We understand that it can be difficult to ask for help, so teachers will always ask if anything else is needed to help support a child or children in a household. We’re here to help.

Interested in programs and services for your family?

 Our staff is available to answer your questions. Give us a call or click the button below to send us a message.

Ask About Enrollment

Little Village: 773.521.1600    North Lawndale: 773.522.8400    Albany Park: 773.509.5657


Since 1976, the Carole Robertson Center for Learning has been dedicated to educating, enriching, and empowering children and families through comprehensive child and family development programs.