CYC-Centro Nuestro and CYC-George E. Taylor Child Development Centers offer high quality Early Childhood programs that fully prepare youth to enter kindergarten ready to succeed. CYC-Centro Nuestro was the first CYC Center created specifically to address the needs of the Latino community. Opening with a tutoring program in a church in Humboldt Park in 1979, these Centers have served as many as 130 children a year for more than 35 years.

Serving: Ages 3-5

Humboldt Park

Humboldt Park became part of Chicago in 1869 as a prairie landscape retreat from the city’s growing concrete backdrop. Humboldt Park, designed by the father of modern landscaping, architect Jens Jenson, was outlined by Chicago’s trademark boulevard system. The area soon welcomed a community richly diversified with Italians, Scandinavians, Jews, Germans, Dutch and Ukrainians. This diversity was seed to creative inspiration for the canonical works of the Marx Brothers, L. Frank Baum ("The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" author) and Saul Bellow (notable Chicago author). Humboldt Park has also been featured in films, "The Horn Blows at Midnight" and "Nothing Like the Holidays." Today, the community is still diverse and includes a culturally rich and socially conscious Puerto Rican population. It is home to acclaimed public art, including street-lining murals, and the Institute of Puerto Rican Arts and Culture.

Contact

CYC-Centro Nuestro Child Development Center
3222 W. Division Street
Chicago, IL 60651
(773) 489-3157

CYC-George E. Taylor Child Development Center
3232 W. Division Street
Chicago, IL 60651
(773) 489-3157

Santa Rosa
Child Care Director
santa.rosa@chicagoyouthcenters.org