Preschool in Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
425 Fawell Blvd
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
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The mission of the Early Childhood Education and Care Demonstration Center is to provide a high quality early childhood education and care center in which college students can observe and implement best practices as part of their academic course work.
The Louise M. Beem Early Childhood Education and Care Demonstration Center models, for college students, an environment where young children grow and learn. It serves as an example of quality care and education for young children and their families. The Center is licensed by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services.
All classes are taught by lead teachers with bachelors degrees or higher, as well as teachers with associates degrees in Early Childhood Education or Child Care and Development. College students who are enrolled in the Early Childhood Education and Care academic program may also participate in the classroms.
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By planning a developmentally appropriate environment, the Early Childhood Center and Kindergarten provide a setting where children feel significant and successful. The programs philosophy emphasizes the value of play in the development of young children. Through carefully planned and implemented learning experiences, children gain knowledge, skills and attitudes that support their development. In addition, children have the opportunity to make decisions and solve problems with the guidance of teachers. The program is designed to meet and enhance the development of the whole child; physically, emotionally, socially, intellectually and creatively. The curriculum includes music, science, art, math, literacy, cooking, large and small muscle activities, games, outdoor play and campus field trips.