Prospective Families

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Prospective Families

The Kishwaukee College Early Learning Center (ELC) provides high-quality early childhood care and education for one through five-year-old children and their families. We believe that young children grow, learn, and develop in an environment where they feel safe, secure, and loved. We believe that a child’s first school experience sets the stage for all later learning; therefore we strive to make your child’s experience with our school a positive one.

The ELC has achieved Gold Circle of Quality rating in the ExceleRate Illinois Quality Rating and Improvement System administered by the Illinois Department of Human Services. The Gold Circle of Quality recognizes programs that meet or go beyond the highest quality goals. Gold Circle programs have met the highest quality standards in three areas: learning environment and teaching quality; administrative standards; and staff training and education. Programs are actively engaged in continuous quality improvement.

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The ELC is also nationally accredited by the National Accreditation Commission for Early Care and Education Programs. Accredited programs exemplify excellence in the care and education of young children.

The ELC is licensed by the Department of Children and Family Services, a participant in the USDA’s Child and Adult Care Food Program, and a member of Community Coordinated Child Care (4-C).

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Maria LombardoDirector, Early Learning

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