Educating, enriching, and empowering children and families since 1976.
For more than four decades, the Carole Robertson Center for Learning has delivered high-quality early childhood education and youth development programs with one-on-one support services that open opportunities for the whole family. The Center has established itself as one of the leading early childhood education and youth development organizations in Chicago, delivering comprehensive services to 2,000+ children and families across 27 communities, with a significant presence in North Lawndale, Little Village, and Albany Park.
We provide an array of learning and enrichment options for children and youth from birth to age 17.
EARLY LEARNING & CHILHOOD EDUCATION
Ages 6 weeks – 3 years
We deliver full-day, year-round care and education for children 6 weeks to 3 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.
Our infant-toddler programs are delivered at our flagship sites in North Lawndale, Little Village, and Albany Park. Fill out our program interest form!
Pre-Kindergarten Education | Year-Round
Ages 3-5 years
Our pre-kindergarten education at the Carole Robertson Center promotes positive development in children 3 to 5, 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. Additionally, our BASES-K programming provides Kindergarten-focused lessons to ensure successful transitions from pre-K to kindergarten.
We deliver pre-kindergarten education at our flagship sites in North Lawndale, Little Village, and Albany Park as well as directly staffed micro sites at KIPP Ascend Primary and Legacy Charter School. Fill out our program interest form!
Home Visiting and Traveling Teachers | Year-Round
prenatal – 3 years
We provide home-based visiting and traveling teacher services to expectant parents 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 are offered in eighteen Chicago communities to meet the growing number of families that prefer to receive services in the familiarity of their own home.
Interested? Fill out our program interest form.
After School & Out-of-School-Time (OST) | Year-Round
Ages 5-14 years
For more than 46 years, we’ve delivered after school, and school break enrichment programming for school age children and youth. Our after school and out-of-school-time (OST) programs operate year-round providing youth with important opportunities to learn new skills like music writing, wood-working, and gardening, all while building social-emotional skills that support future success.
Our OST programs are delivered at our flagship sites in North Lawndale, Little Village, and Albany Park as well as at our school-based partner sites at KIPP Ascend Primary, Lawndale Community Academy, and Saucedo Scholastic Academy. Fill out our program interest form to learn more!
Summer Day Camp | June 21 – August 19
Ages 5-17 years
When the academic year comes to a close, the Carole Robertson Center kicks-off Summer Day Camp! Families with children and youth between the ages of 5 and 17 may enroll their children in our summer enrichment program. From trips to Chicago’s best museums, outings to local sporting events, weekly STEAM projects, and much more, children and youth will have a blast participating in age appropriate activities with their peers.
We offer Summer Day Camp at our North Lawndale, Little Village, and Albany Park flagship sites.
Need enrollment support?
We’re committed to delivering high-quality, and affordable programs to the children, families and communities we serve.
Our Family Support Specialists can help navigate program options, eligibility requirements, cost of tuition and more!