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.

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.

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

“No complaints. The staff is extremely helpful and have been the best care I’ve ever had with my child.”

“My daughter knows her colors, shapes and numbers. I see the benefits of having her at a center at an early age.”

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

“Aurora Early Learning Center is a great center. The staff members are friendly to me and my son.”

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

Meet Our Director


Aurora Center Director
Director, Ann O’Malley
Hello! My name is Ann O’Malley and I am the Director of the Aurora Early Learning Center. I have been in the field of Early Childhood Education for the past 20 years working in regular and special education and have worked in private and public schools. I have a BA from St. Mary’s University in Minnesota and a MS in Industrial Relations from Loyola University. I hold a type 03 and 04 teaching certificates with special education approval. I have been with One Hope United for the past 8 years and held the positions of Master teacher, Assistant Director and Education Manager. I live in Woodridge with my husband and dog Molly. I have 4 children and enjoy walking, gardening and reading. It has been a great experience to open this center and provide quality care for so many families. I look forward to helping families and seeing the children grow and develop!
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525 College Ave.
Aurora, IL 60505


6:30 a.m – 5:30 p.m.
Monday – Friday


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


School Age


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


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

What’s Going On At Aurora?


Consumer surveys


Friendship Week/Parent- Child Activity Night


Healthy Foods Parent-Child Activity Night


Week of the Young child events—invite community members

Blue Ribbon activities—everyone wear blue and fundraising


Celebration of Progress for our children entering kindergarten

Teacher appreciation week-cook out

Raffle off summer items for parents (sprinkler, water shoes, sun glasses, bubbles etc)

Parent-Child Activity Night –work on the garden (planting or making items)


Summer school age program begins

Fruit and ice cream social organized by the school age group

Family Dental visits the Center for check –ups

Open House recruitment for new families


In-house field trips

Family Picnic


In-house field trips
Parent-Child Activity Night (focus on healthy eating)


Open House recruitment for new families
Orientation for new families


Curriculum Night
Fall Harvest celebration
Read for the Record Day (May be in Sept for 2013)


CVision and hearing screening
Parent-Child Activity Night (focus on healthy eating)
Clothing exchange for parents
Raffle off toys for parents


Winter Celebration Parent-Child Activity
Agency holiday gifts

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