About “Community”


Highland Park Community Nursery School and Day Care Center, affectionately known as “Community” was founded in 1951 by Martha Struve Freeman to provide high-quality, licensed, early childhood education and care to children 2 1/2 to 5 and before school care for elementary school aged children to age 10. We are committed to providing a safe, educational and nurturing environment where children feel safe, cared for and respected.

At “Community”, we believe every child deserves to thrive. Our mission is to provide a safe, caring and enriching environment where:

  • Children and families are nurtured and supported and diversity is celebrated.
  • Each child’s individual emotional, social, cognitive and physical development is fostered by a skilled and loving staff.
  • Play is valued and natural curiosity is encouraged.
  • Interpersonal relationships and collaboration are emphasized and seen as avenues for growth and trust.
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