JOLIET EARLY LEARNING CENTER
Joliet Early Learning Center is located at 500 Parks Ave., and provides high quality, affordable early childhood education programs for children infancy through school age up to 12 years old. This opportunity was made possible through a grant awarded to One Hope United from the State of Illinois.
This new center is one of 12 One Hope United early childhood education programs in the Chicago metropolitan area offering a safe, nurturing, learning environment for children. Each center utilizes a unique “learn by doing” approach that allows children to explore and understand the world around them. All One Hope United centers are staffed by early childhood professionals who are passionate about developing lifelong learners.
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.
• Fully renovated facility.
• 13 classrooms serving children from infancy – school age up to 12 years old.
• Large gross motor room for indoor play.
• Staff and parent resource rooms.
• Spacious area for center and community-wide meetings.
• Outdoor play areas for infant/toddlers/two year olds, and preschool/school age children
• Utilizes the Teaching Strategies Creative Curriculum program and GOLD assessment tool.
• Incorporates OHU’s Healthy Lifestyles Curriculum.
• Follows NAEYC requirements and begin the self-study process shortly after opening.
Winter Camp is Now Open for Enrollment!
We’re currently open for enrollment of a great winter camp program. The price is $198 per week and we do accept Child Care Assistance payments as well! We look forward to seeing you child this winter! To learn more about the program and to register please click link below.
Meet Our Director
Laura Gron has worked in Early Childhood education for over 25 years because working with children and families has always been her passion. In the past 7 years, she has worked as a Pre-School Teacher, Home Visitor and Site Director and received her Child Development Associate Credential from the Council for Professional Recognition. Gron has facilitated training workshops and even received a Parent Educators Certificate from the Parents as Teachers National Center, Inc. She is a published author and has received awards for her poetry and other published writings. She is very pleased to be a part of the One Hope United, looking forward to continue working with families and making a positive impact in the community. Gron is from the South Side of Chicago and has two sons.
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6:30 a.m – 5:30 p.m.
Monday – Friday
1:8 Young Preschool
1:15 School Age
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