Helping children and families thrive since 1913

The Infant Welfare Society of Evanston serves Evanston and its surrounding communities with programs that nurture, support, and educate the whole family.

“Our mission is to deliver exceptional care and education for infants and young children and support families’ efforts to be effective parents and advocates in their child’s learning and development.”

Our Mission

IWSE runs two full-day, NAEYC accredited child care and early education facilities — Baby Toddler Nursery and Teen Baby Nursery — and provides comprehensive parenting support and education through our Family Support Program. In our centers, we keep our class sizes small, encourage family participation, and celebrate each child’s uniqueness and individuality. Family Support strengthens at-risk families by giving them the tools to be successful.

We aim to act as an advocate, care-taker, and champion for all of our children. We believe that all families deserve access to high-quality care and early childhood education. We serve families of all socioeconomic levels, so their children can enter kindergarten ready to learn. No matter the level of need, there is a place for your child and your family at IWSE.