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Early Learning Center

Welcome to the Early Learning Center at the Glencoe Park District, a leader in preschool education for 2- to 5-year-olds for over 35 years! In a caring and positive atmosphere, we create a warm and stimulating environment for young children to grow and develop.

Our developmentally appropriate curriculum follows the needs of the child at every age. Children are involved in their learning through meaningful play, experimentation and repetition, and have the opportunity to choose from many types of developmentally appropriate materials and activities. Our goal for children is not just school-readiness, but life-readiness: the ability to problem-solve, work with others, feel good about oneself and one's abilities, and meet new challenges with interest and curiosity. The daily schedules provide a balance between child-directed and teacher-directed activities, quiet and active time, and inside and outside play. The teacher carefully plans activities that stimulate a child's interest and curiosity so that learning and exploring continues into dramatic play and child directed activities.