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A newsletter is being published from time to time for those who are unable to get the byweekly emails.

Click HERE for the latest newsletter.

Click on the image below and your will be taken to a page with instructions on how to contribute to Kindercottage with PayPal

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Unipres Kindercottage earns Silver Circle of Quality.

The Quality Counts Quality Rating System (QRS) assists Illinois child care programs in providing quality care for children and their families. A provider’s participation in QRS means they have gone the extra mile to help make sure children are receiving an enhanced learning and care experience. Quality care can help children succeed in school and in life. A QRS Award recognizes a provider for meeting specific indicators of quality. It is an accomplishment to be shared with families served and the community.

The Quality Counts QRS offers levels which providers can achieve depending on the type of care they provide. Specific quality criteria must be met to achieve a level. Once a child care provider has met the required criteria for a level, they are awarded a QRS certificate. All QRS Awards recognize achievement above State minimum standards. Providers caring for children eligible for the IDHS Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) also receive a quality bonus above the standard payment rate.

Contribute to Kindercottage


It's easy - Just follow the instructions below.

Ways to help:

  1. Write a check and mail it to
    Uni Pres Kindercottage
    564 Veronica Ave.East St. Louis, IL 62205
  2. Make a donation of infant/toddler needs:
    Formula, wipes, diapers, food, etc. See our
    Wish List for items that are needed.
  3. Remember us in your will
  4. Make a committment to a scholarship for a child
    6 month, a year or more ($6,000/year)


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.

Mission Statement:
Uni-Pres Kindercottage provides an environment where all ages, infants through adults, have opportunities for growth and enrichment through educational and social programs developed in a community setting and resulting in healthy and stable families.

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

Every two weeks we send an informative email describing events, ways to interact with Kindercottage and news features about our children.  We save and archive these newsletters so they can be viewed/read at any time.  Click on the image below to go to the list of archived emails.


We no longer publish newsletters but the archived ones are available.  Click on the image to go to the newsletter page.
A new Newsletter has been published - you can find it on the newsletter page. (Feb 2014)


Go to the newsletter page.

Click on the image to open the Uni-Pres Kindercottage By Laws.