Transforming our Nation One Child at a Time.

+618 874 6505

564  Veronica Ave

East St. Louis, IL 62205

            Uni-PresKindercottage  takes a ride on THE POLAR EXPRESS at Union Station

Transforming our Nation

One Child at a Time




Thank you so much for visitng our site today. We take great pride in our curriculum and the staff that we have assembled. It is our hope that you will ask us anything that you need. To learn more about Kindercottage just follow the button below.

Welcome to the exciting world of Uni-Pres Kindercottage, a joint mission of the Presbyterian Church USA and the United Church of Christ. It is an Inclusionary Child Development Center which acts as a beacon of light and hope to children and families in East St. Louis, Illinois.


The Uni-Pres Kindercottage builds the future of children through prayer and education
one step at a time, transforming a community and the world one child at a time.

The mission of Uni-Pres Kindercottage is to provide high quality educational services to children ages 6 week to 12 years of age, that face economic, environmental and social emotional risks. We will bring services that will develop the child holistically and support the families with resources as they thrive and strive towards positive goals. 


•    Culture that places people first
•    Compassion in understanding and assisting the needs of affected individuals and  families
•    Comprehensive resources to connect individuals and families, health professionals, researchers and others
•    Catalyst  for progress in research and responsive to the research needs of its individuals and families
•    Impact in achieving results for individuals and families, health professionals, and community
•    Integrity in relationships and with trustworthy and ethical practices


Uni-Pres Kindercottage is a 501(C)3 tax exempt organization


We welcome Aimee Washington-Hart. Aimee was born and raised in Chicago where she attended Shiloh Academy, Chicago State University (Bachelor’s Degree), and Spertus College (Master’s degree). She is excited to become a part of the Uni-Pres Kindercottage team. Aimee has over 30 years of experience in Early Childhood Education and has served as a Director of Head Start, Early Head Start and the Illinois State Board of Education Chicago Public School collaborated programs. Aimee now lives in Fairview Heights and has two grown children. She is a member of the North Side Seven Day Adventist church in St. Louis. Aimee considers herself an extrovert and looks forward to meeting each and everyone who is associated with Kindercottage as together we strive to build a strong thriving program.

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