History

GCCNS is a developmental play-based, non-sectarian, not-for-profit preschool serving all families since 1947. Read on to see why GCCNS is one of the most highly regarded nursery schools on the North Shore.

At GCCNS, we:

    • are proud of our experienced teaching staff, with a combined three hundred plus years of experience
    • provide a nurturing environment where each child is encouraged in all areas of growth (cognitive, social, emotional, physical)
    • develop learning skills with guided creative play and group interactions
    • respect all beliefs and welcome children of all races, cultures and creeds.
    • provide opportunities for each child to grow socially, cognitively and creatively at his or her own rate.
    • develop our curricula using the Illinois Early Learning Standards.
    • are licensed by the Department of Children and Family Services.
    • are NAEYC accredited. NAEYC is the largest and most influential organization of Early Childhood Educators dedicated to continually improving the quality of programs for young children.