Tour of Joliet Junior College's Early Childhood Center

Joliet Junior College's licensed Early Childhood Center (ECC) is offered to community members as well as students and staff at the college. The ECC was established to provide young children with a safe and healthy environment where they are nurtured and cared for by responsible certified caregivers. Childcare professionals take a developmental approach to the preschool curriculum and follow the guidelines developed by the National Association for Education of Young Children (NAEYC). More information about the Early Childcare Center can be found at

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Tour Raven's School Early Childhood Learning Center
Infant Program (ages 3 months to 12 months): Early childhood development is critical and our experienced staff members aid this key period of learning in our infant center. Our infant center is designed with love and warmth and nurturing caregivers that allow the infants to feel at home while the sound of lullabies and rocking chairs fill the air. We nurture and create a loving and trusting bond between infants and teachers. We promote eagerness to understanding your child's personality, likes, dislikes, and developmental needs. Teachers support the curriculum we follow which include growth of motor skills, reading, flash cards, alphabets, sing along, language development, early music, technology and learning through play. Toddler & Nursery Program (1- 2 years): Nurturing our toddlers and guiding each child through the separation process, as well as introducing them to routines of a school life programs provides a caring environment in which our youngest students begin their education. We believe Toddlers are capable of focusing and absorbing knowledge through play. The classroom environment is designed to allow your Toddler to build trust while learning. This is a remarkable learning period requiring all of their attention. Teachers support the curriculum we follow which include hands on activities, growth of motor skills, flash cards, counting, alphabets, sing along, language development, math, science, creative arts, music, technology and social skills. Preschool Program (2- 3 years): Our exciting Preschool program explores their independence enabling them to begin with building their own relationships with others, work through conflicts, and establish strong relationships. Teachers support the curriculum we follow which include tons of educational elements, hands on activities, growth of motor skills, language, math, science, sensory creative arts, yoga, musical instruments, technology and social skills. The academic materials presented, are designed to stimulate a child's senses as well as respond to his or hers need for order and a sense of leadership. Pre- Kindergarten Program (4 years): This program is designed to prepare your child for kindergarten- the journey to elementary school! The program focuses on building fine habits when learning literature, math, science, social studies, new language, technology, musical instruments, yoga and creative arts. In Pre-K, new academic and social skills develop that will unlock the imagination. By providing experienced educators that know how to engage curiosity, we build self-esteem and confidence. When children are genuinely involved in the learning process they are motivated, persistent and fascinated. Kindergarten ( 5 years): Kindergarten is the perfect combination of friendship and learning. Your child learns to think reasonably, anticipates outcomes, analyzes objects and solves problems. We challenge our children during big projects and encourage them to display their discoveries. This program focuses on providing a structured curriculum that teaches higher level thinking skills. Some of our subjects include language arts, mathematics, social studies, science, yoga, Spanish, music, technology and creative arts.

St. Stephen Preschool Tour
Come take a tour with St. Stephen Preschool Director Leslie Burnes. St. Stephen Preschool is NAEYC accredited and has been in operation for over 20 years. Call (818) 360-7330 or visit for more info.

Positively Preschool Tour
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Typical early childhood environment
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