welcome

A MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL

On behalf of our entire Champaign Early Childhood Center staff, welcome new and returning students and families! I am happy to be the Principal of CECC, a place where our children will grow, learn, and be loved. Our goal at the CECC is to provide a nurturing, play-based learning environment that sets a firm foundation for lifelong learning and discovery. Students will gain independence and confidence while learning school routines and academic readiness skills, how to work independently and with others, and all about the world around them. Our curriculum will help prepare your child for Kindergarten and beyond. We are committed to providing the highest quality early childhood education and care for your child and family. We are happy to be able to provide this quality experience at no cost to our families as we are a state-funded Preschool for All program. CECC’s program includes children of all abilities in an inclusive, blended preschool program that has earned the State of Illinois Gold Circle of Quality rating as well as the Award of Excellence for the Inclusion of Children with Special Needs. We cannot do any of this without YOU! Together, we’re better at inspiring your children’s curiosity and building dreams of college and career readiness for their future! We love our little learners! Thank you for trusting us with their care and sharing them with us each day. This school year will be an exciting time in your child’s life. We cannot wait to see how our children learn and grow! - Tara Keener, Principal CECC

Cheryl Dearing
  • Cheryl Dearing

    A MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL

    On behalf of our entire Champaign Early Childhood Center staff, welcome new and returning students and families! I am happy to be the Principal of CECC, a place where our children will grow, learn, and be loved. Our goal at the CECC is to provide a nurturing, play-based learning environment that sets a firm foundation for lifelong learning and discovery. Students will gain independence and confidence while learning school routines and academic readiness skills, how to work independently and with others, and all about the world around them. Our curriculum will help prepare your child for Kindergarten and beyond. We are committed to providing the highest quality early childhood education and care for your child and family. We are happy to be able to provide this quality experience at no cost to our families as we are a state-funded Preschool for All program. CECC’s program includes children of all abilities in an inclusive, blended preschool program that has earned the State of Illinois Gold Circle of Quality rating as well as the Award of Excellence for the Inclusion of Children with Special Needs. We cannot do any of this without YOU! Together, we’re better at inspiring your children’s curiosity and building dreams of college and career readiness for their future! We love our little learners! Thank you for trusting us with their care and sharing them with us each day. This school year will be an exciting time in your child’s life. We cannot wait to see how our children learn and grow! - Tara Keener, Principal CECC

    school info

    PHONE

    217-351-3881

    ADDRESS

    809 N. Neil Street Champaign, Il 61820

    AM BELL SCHEDULE

    9:05 a.m.: School Begins 11:35 a.m.: School Ends

    PM BELL SCHEDULE

    1:05 p.m.: School Beings 3:35 p.m.: School Ends

    PRINCIPAL

    Tara Olsen

    Spotlight

    Cheryl Dearing

    Tara Olsen

    - Principal