Shore Lois Lloyd Center 2525 Church St, Evanston, IL60201 This is the Evanston location of the northern suburban chain of treatment and assistance centers for persons with mental…More disabilities. Since 1951, Shore has been there for mentally retarded children and their families. Assisting those with disabilities ranging from the moderate to the severe, the center provides counseling, job training and education to those who seek its help.
Shore Community Services Inc (SHORE) 8900 Central Park Ave, Evanston, IL60203 Shore Community Services (SHORE) was founded in 1951 when Lois Lloyd began a service in her home to provide support for…More mentally disabled children of the north shore, including her own child. This informal service went on to receive funding and become the first school for moderate and severely mentally disabled children in Illinois. Now, SHORE provides for the needs of over 400 such individuals. SHORE provices housing, training and an education in three different north shore suburbs.
The School for Little Children (SLC) has been an Evanston institution for more than 75 years and is clearly the…More A-list of local parents' preschool picks...so much so that there's always a waiting list and not enough room for everyone who wants to enroll. Located within the sprawling campus of the prominent First Presbyterian Church of Evanston but an independent organization from the church, SLC prides itself in welcoming all families with an emphasis on disability inclusion (SLC will provide aides and professional support as needed). Classes for ages 2-5 are grouped by age in the mornings (which is the most difficult to secure enrollment, so be patient) and in mixed-age groups in the afternoon. The School runs a very popular beach camp in the summer and also offers parent-tot and music classes.
Seasoned and extremely personable Executive Director Carol Teske -- herself a former SLC parent -- is in her eighth year in charge and 18th year with the organization. SLC is proud to enjoy generations of students among its alumni.
SLC is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and the National Academy of Early Childhood Program.