Aurora Early Learning Center

Aurora Early Learning Center

AURORA EARLY LEARNING CENTER

“The reason I chose Aurora Early Learning Center is because they have friendly staff, are always helpful, it’s a clean facility and they have flexible hours. I’m very happy I have the chance to enroll my son in the center.” – Parent

The Aurora Early Learning Center is housed in a new 22,000 ft2 state-of-the-art, environmentally sustainable building featuring spacious classrooms lined with windows and filled with natural light.

Individualized Learning
Staff members team with families to create learning goals for children to prepare them for kindergarten and plans daily experiences based on these goals.

Healthy Lifestyles
The center’s unique Healthy Lifestyles curriculum helps children develop healthy routines and activities, emphasizing proper nutrition, daily exercise and protecting our environment by recycling, reducing and reusing. We cook on-site, allowing us to serve healthier food and cater to children’s taste preferences. The center contains a garden where children are able to plant, care for, and harvest vegetables and flowers. The center also provides services such as free museum passes and exercise classes.

Parent & Family Engagement
Formal parent-teacher conferences are scheduled twice a year and frequent, fun and educational family nights are planned throughout the year. A family resource room provides a space for families to use a computer, meet with teachers or counselors and read materials about child development and parenting.

We accept child care subsidies!
Through the CCAP program, we work with families to provide premier child care services at a reduced rate depending on income and additional criteria. For additional information visit our page on the Child Care Assistance Program. To find out if your family meets the criteria for a child care subsidy, contact our center director.

What The Parents Are Saying

“The center has helped my son’s physical and mental development. He loves his teachers, and they give me daily reports about what he did or didn’t do. I’m here at work all day, and I don’t worry about him at all.”

“I am really happy. I feel so comfortable going to work and seeing that my kids stay happy.”

“The reason I chose Aurora Early Learning Center is because they have friendly staff, are always helpful, it’s a clean facility and they have flexible hours. I’m very happy I have the chance to enroll my son in the center.”

“I’ve seen improvements in my children’s social skills since they started at the center.”

“I’m happy that the center is a healthy environment for my son and has healthy eating habits.”

Meet Our Director

 

Center Director, Sara Gray

Email Me @ sgray@onehopeunited.org

CONTACT

630-256-7700

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LOCATION

525 College Ave.
Aurora, IL 60505

HOURS

6:30 a.m – 5:30 p.m.
Monday – Friday

PROGRAM START TIMES

Kindergarten: 11:30 a.m.
1st Grade & Older: 2:30 p.m.

PROGRAM CURRICULUM

Infant
Toddler/Twos
Preschool
School Age

TEACHER-TO-CHILD RATIOS

1:4 Infant
1:5 Toddlers
1:8 Two Year Olds
1:10 3-5 Year Olds
1:15 School Age

ACCREDITATIONS/ LICENSES

NAEYC
Illinois ExceleRate Gold Circle of Quality
LEED Silver Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council
Council on Accreditation
DCFS

What’s Going On At Aurora?

January

January 1: No School

January 20: No School: MLK Jr. Day

February

February 17: No School: Staff Training

March

March 1 through 30: Parent Teacher Conferences

March 6: Early Dismissal 2:00pm: Staff Training

April

TBD

May

May 25: No School: Memorial Day

June

June 1 through 30: Parent Teacher Conferences

July

July 4: No School: Independence Day

August

August 15: No School: Staff Training

August 16: No School: Staff Training

August 19: First Day of School year

September

September 2: No School: Labor Day

October

October 14: No School: Staff Training

November

November 1 through 30: Parent Teacher Conferences

November 28/29: No School: Thanksgiving Holiday Observed

December

December 23 through 27: No School: Winter Break

December 30: Classes Resume but Closed January 1

 

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