Transforming our Nation One Child at a Time.

+618 874 6505

564  Veronica Ave

East St. Louis, IL 62205

Get to know us!

Uni-Pres Kindercottage was established May 10, 1965, as a not-for-profit agency to provide services to children ages 3-5 years. By 1970, families needed our services for a younger group of children. We met those needs by lowering the age to 2 years. Today, we provide services to all children including those with special needs. We are licensed to serve eighty-six children, ages six weeks through twelve years. Uni-Pres Kindercottage is and always has been family driven. We provide additional services to meet the needs of families because of The Welfare Reform Act, which requires families to become self sufficient to leave the welfare rolls. Our agency expanded services to include counseling, health and developmental screenings, food, clothing give-a-ways, job referrals and job training opportunities. Uni-Pres Kindercottage mission statement states, "We provide an environment where all children have opportunities for learning through educational, social and developmental programs." 


The Uni-Pres Kindercottage is a holistic model which includes the child's health, social and psychological well being, as well as, their family dynamics. Uni-Pres Kindercottage does not discriminate and is an equal opportunity employer.

Here are some of the activities and services

we offer

Developmental assessments
Language skill assessments
Inclusionary program for children with a variety of challenges
Source of unconditional love

Computer literacy and skills

Day Care
6 weeks to 6 years
pre-school program
pre-kindergarden program

Parish Nurse
Health screenings: lead, sickle cell, hemoglobin, 
immunizations, hearing, vision, dental
Trains staff and parents regarding health issues

Welfare to work – life transitions
Professional Development
On going Continuing Education
On site half time

Developing lifetime reading skills

Nurturing Classroom presence - Story telling

Learning different cultures

Sponsors Annual Early Childhood Education Conference

.Community gardening

Seeking extended hours from 6am to midnight

Story telling!

Foster Grandparents

Cultural Awareness: Martin Luther King Day, Black History Month, Community Outreach

White Jacket Weeks

Field trips

Fun in the Library

Graduation Day

Developing Math Skills

Yearly Visit from the Dentist