Active Learning at Every Age.

Helping Children Discover Their Gifts. Helping Our Community Advance Our Children.

Active learning is more than tests. It develops skills and passions that carry through a lifetime. Through active learning, children:

  • Explore activities outside traditional classrooms
  • Get hands-on, engaging lessons that spark creativity
  • Learn the connection between social-emotional learning and lifelong success
  • Discover new gifts, hidden talents, and lifelong passions

Active learning doesn’t let children sit back. It propels them forward. It guides them toward their own path.


Education & School Readiness

Success in the classroom generates success throughout life.

Youth & Leadership Development

Changing the world outside our walls to improve opportunities and equity.

Advocacy Research & Publication

Developing leaders today to create a better world tomorrow.

Child Care Networking

Child care is a human right, and vital to the  economic success and personal well-being of our community.

Working With Families To Create Sustainable Learning

Education crosses generations. We work with families at every step, helping with:

  • Home-based support
  • Culturally-sensitive lesson plans
  • Bilingual education

We’re here to respect you. We’re here to support you. We’re here to help you build true generational success.

Active Education

Active education is true hands-on, experiential learning. Our students discover excellence in many fields, including:

  • Music and Art
  • STEM
  • Physical Activities
  • Activism and more…

It’s hands-on. It’s engaging. It’s a way to develop new talents and forge new skills. It makes learning real.

Social Emotional Learning

Social Emotional Learning is the backbone of all life skills. We incorporate them in everything we do. Our programs include:

  • Interpersonal skills
  • Emotional control
  • Empathy, understanding, emotional insight
  • Self-knowledge
  • Goal creation and achievement

These are the tools to take charge of your life. These are the tools to take control.

Become a Partnering Organization

Be Active in Active Education

What we do depends on what you do. Be part of true active education.



Direct donations and material goods give us the power to expand educational opportunities for all.


Individual, group, and corporate volunteer opportunities are short or long term ways to be involved in the community (TBD during COVID-19)

Learn More About How Sustainable Education Creates Stronger Communities

We’re proud to be part of North Lawndale, Little Village and Albany Park.

Find out more about how you can be part of our programs.

Get Involved

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.