Creating a community of learners, we are committed to an early education experience based on meaningful relationships and purposeful play. The IL Early Learning Standards as well as The Creative Curriculum, guide our teachers as they intentionally plan their curriculum to support all areas of development.



Optimal learning takes place when children feel safe and valued; therefore, supporting social-emotional development is our top priority. Every classroom is led by two qualified teachers, plus a teaching assistant, who help children navigate peer interactions and foster a positive sense of self.



Learning new skills, taking pride in accomplishments and daily discovery are essential to a child’s personal growth. Through engaging activities, SLC children are becoming artists, architects, mathematicians, readers, writers, scientists, and more.


Committed to a collaborative Professional Learning Community, our staff meets consistently to think deeply about children’s interests and development. In short, our goal is to inspire a love of learning for all.