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About Us

"Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children, play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood." Fred Rogers
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Children's Garden Learning Center is...

a Loving Place for Your Child to Grow!

Established in 2002, Children's Garden Learning Center has been providing quality childcare and preschool programs to children and their families for nearly two decades. 

We support families by providing consistent, convenient, affordable, high quality child care in a safe and nurturing Christian environment where children are encouraged and helped to grow mentally, socially, physically, spiritually and emotionally.

Children’s Garden Learning Center believes each child is a unique individual.  Learning experiences are cultivated through social interaction, educational activities and discovery, but primarily through play. Play is an essential part of childhood and offers the freedom children need to try out new ideas, practice developing skills, develop relationships, and build confidence.  Our program, through an emphasis on play and interactions, encourages each child’s natural curiosity and promotes the development of self-help skills, communication skills, social competence, and positive self-esteem.


Our staff’s responsibility is to nurture and encourage children to grow mentally, socially, physically, spiritually and emotionally according to each child’s individual needs. Our curriculum is designed to help each child develop the confidence to openly explore and discover the world around them.


We encourage diversity in all aspects of operation and are committed to finding quality, innovative practices, techniques, and educational materials to care for each child. We encourage parental involvement and emphasize strengthening families through inclusion.  Our center promotes a sense of community in the children through guest speakers and social service projects.

We welcome you to come see us.

We would love to give you a tour of our facility!

  • Licensed to care for 147 children

  • Programs for every age group 6 weeks until 10 years of age

  • 9,600 square foot facility with 9 classrooms

  • Three age appropriate playgrounds totaling 15,000 square feet

  • Secure entrances to the building and internet cameras in classrooms

  • Healthy breakfasts, snacks and lunches (USDA Child Care program)

  • Child Care Assistance Program

  • Preschool program

  • Summer camp program for school-agers

  • Field trips

  • Before & after school CUSD1 transportation to and from Center

  • Sibling discounts

  • Full time care

  • Open door policy

  • Early Intervention Therapy

  • Assessments

  • Screenings

  • Procare APP Communication

  • Nationally accredited by NAC (National Accreditation Commission)

  • ExceleRate Illinois GOLD Circle of Quality award of excellence

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