Joliet Early Learning Center

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 11 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.

Individualized Learning
Our experienced staff works with 13 classrooms, serving children from infancy up to 12 years old. Our teachers utilize the Teaching Strategies Creative Curriculum program and GOLD assessment tool in order to foster each child’s developmental growth and encourage creative expression.

Healthy Lifestyles
We incorporate a Healthy Lifestyles curriculum that emphasizes nutrition, exercise and protecting the environment. There are outdoor play areas for infant/toddlers/ two year olds and pre-school/ school age children.Follows NAEYC requirements and began the self-study process shortly after opening.

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.

Center Specific
• 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.

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Summer Camp is Now Open for Enrollment!

We’re currently open for enrollment of a great summer 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 summer! To learn more about the program and to register please click link below.

Meet Our Director

Director, Katie Adams
Katie comes to One Hope United with over 15 years of early childhood experience ranging from classroom teacher to family advocate. Katie holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Kendall College in Human Services with a minor in Psychology and has an Illinois Director’s Credential (Level 1) and a Family Service Credential (Level 5) from Gateways to Opportunity. Katie believes that a successful educational experience involves building partnerships between the school, students, families and the community in order to unlock the full potential in every child.
Email Me @ kadams@onehopeunited.org






500 Parks Ave
Joliet, IL 60432


6:30 a.m – 5:30 p.m.
Monday – Friday


School Age


1:4 Infant
1:5 Toddler
1:8 Young Preschool
1:10 Preschool
1:15 School Age


Illinois ExceleRate Gold Circle of Quality
Council on Accreditation


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