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Thank you for stopping by to explore our website. Choosing a preschool for your child is an important decision. Your child is a precious gift from God. You want  a school where they will be loved and educated socially and academically--while still being allowed to be a child.  For over 40 years, St. John Lutheran Early Learning Center (ELC) has been doing just that. Our mission is to make sure that every child in our care is seen, heard, and appreciated as the unique individual they are.


Our DCFS licensed facility has safe and inviting classrooms and spacious outdoor play areas.  Our outstanding staff members are well-educated, licensed, and have years of experience. Our Christ-centered environment is a place where a love for Jesus and others is nurtured. We invite you to get an overview of our facility by watching this short video:

 

 


Our goal is to create experiences for the children that foster curiosity and a love of learning that will last a lifetime. The ELC utilizes developmentally appropriate practices and follows the Illinois Early Learning and Development Standards. Flexibility within our programs allows us to better meet the individual needs of each child and their family. Our daily schedule includes time for worship, age-appropriate academic activities, arts and crafts, music, developmental centers, playtime, story time, gross motor and outdoor play as depicted in this slide show:

 

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Make sure to check out our academic programs, on-site enrichment classes, special events, summer camps, affordable rates, and testimonials.  For the most up-to-date happenings, click the icon below to...


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If what you see, hear, and read sounds like a good fit, give us a call at 630-324-6582 to arrange an in-session tour to see us in action. It is the best way to experience our high-quality preschool. We look forward to meeting you and discussing your child's early childhood educational needs.  And, if you are ready to register, click the icon below:

 

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The ELC is part of the largest Protestant school system in the United States operated by The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS). The LCMS has a network of 2,300 preschools, elementary schools and high schools in 49 of the 50 states.

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