Press Release of Close to Home: The Day Nursery

Day Nursery

As we start the New Year we are pleased to announce that a documentary film has been made of The Day Nursery. Filmmaker Molly Arenberg spent a considerable amount of time in creating this documentary by visiting with staff, parents and children. We know you will be as overwhelemed as we are at the resulting film of our 105 year old institution.

Please join us at the premiere of the film which is being hosted by The Nineteenth Century Club in Oak Park on Thursday, January 18, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

To see a preview of the film click here

To sign up to join us at this event click here

Film Premiere Press Release

You can also call Executive Director, Cari Christoff at 708.383.8211

Wine Event Big Success


A special thank you to our friends and family who came out to support The Day Nursery at our 2017 Wine Event Thursday night at Trattoria 225 in Oak Park.
It was  heartening to have our fundraiser well-supported during the budget crisis in the State of Illinois.  After a 2-year budget impasse we are sorely missing the $80,000.00 plus due to us to help provide services for the families and children of The Day Nursery. Every sip and nibble our guests took at Trattoria 225 helps keep our program going strong.
Nancy Clark was given the Rocking Horse Award for 2017 for her more than 25 years of helping the children of The Day Nursery in a myriad of ways.  She is a former board member and current financial committee member.
It is these volunteer efforts that make a difference in running The Day Nursery and we can not thank Nancy enough for her work and dedication.
We plan other events soon which both support and celebrate the efforts of our community and raise much needed funds.