GCCNS is a developmental, nonsectarian, not-for-profit preschool serving all families. Our purpose is to provide a nurturing environment where each child is encouraged in all areas of growth (cognitive, social, emotional, physical). The development of learning skills is stimulated through guided, creative play and group interactions.
We respect all beliefs and welcome children of all races, cultures and creeds. We provide opportunities for each child to grow socially, cognitively and creatively at his or her own rate. All GCCNS curricula is developed using the Illinois Early Learning Standards. GCCNS is licensed by the Department of Children and Family Services and is NAEYC Accredited. 2015-16 marks our 68th year of nurturing children! Together, our educational staff has more than 300 combined years of experience teaching children. These two factors alone make GCCNS one of the most highly regarded nursery schools on the North Shore.