Our Mission

Our mission is to ensure that each student develops the academic, social, and emotional skills needed to succeed in school and a diverse society.

To fulfill our mission, the Early Childhood Center provides an individualized, developmentally appropriate, multi-modal approach to learning with an emphasis on language, communication, and emergent literacy skills.

Fundamental to our mission are collaborative decision-making, a competent and dedicated staff, and parents and community as partners in a child- friendly, nurturing environment.

Special Features

  • "Blended" classes that include both general and special education students
  • Curriculum aligned with Illinois Early Learning and Development Standards
  • School-wide Title I Program
  • Family involvement events
  • Fall and Spring Festivals
  • Literacy Lunches
  • Volunteer Book Mentor program
  • America Reads tutors
  • Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS)
  • English as a Second Language (ESL) support
  • Spanish - English Transitional Bilingual Education Program
  • Technology in every classroom


Support Programs

All Pre-K teachers are dually certified in early childhood and special education. Children with disabilities are fully included in all classrooms. Special education services are determined by a child's Individualized Education Plan (IEP). The support staff includes a Speech and Language Therapist, Social Worker, Psychologist, Occupational Therapist, Physical Therapist, English as a Second Language Teacher, Literacy Interventionists, and Parent Coordinator.


  • Gold Circle of Quality in ExceleRate Illinois, Quality Rating System for Early Learning Programs
  • Gold Level Recipient for School-Wide PBIS Implementation
  • Award of Excellence for the Inclusion of Children with Special Needs


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