Early Learning Village
Early Learning Village (ELV) is a warm and nurturing early learning environment that seeks to meet the physical, cognitive, social, emotional, and spiritual developmental needs of every child. Our play-based learning setting is intentionally developed and created based on the Illinois State Board of Education's Birth to Three Early Learning & Developmental Standards.
ELV is joyfully dedicated to serve students of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin. We offer every child the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to all students in the program.
All classes meet Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9-11:30am, with an extended program (ELV+) on Wednesday for students in our early 3s, 3s/4s, and Pre-K classrooms.
Customize your schedule each month by choosing any or ALL available days.
We look forward to partnering with you as we offer your child a bounty of opportunities to explore, sing, twirl, love, and learn!
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ELV Toddler Program
The programs at the Early Learning Village are created from a solid understanding of child development and promote the growth of the whole child: physically, cognitively, socially, emotionally, and spiritually. We believe children learn best when their curiosity is engaged in multi-sensory play experiences. Our staff is dedicated to cultivating a nurturing environment and to model Christ-like character.
We want to give you a morning out to refresh, rejuvenate and recharge yourself while your child is engaged by age appropriate lessons and experiences. Activities promote developmental growth and learning and include language development, sensory, large and small motor, science, art, music, and more. Nurturing teachers encourage healthy separation and foster an environment which promotes cooperative play and social development with peers.
Customize your schedule by choosing any or ALL available days each month (M-W-F from 9-11:30am).
Built on a solid understanding of child development, Early Learning Village (ELV) is dedicated to promoting the growth of the whole child: physically, socially, emotionally, and spiritually. We believe children learn best when their curiousity is engaged in multi-sensory play experiences. Out staff is devoted to cultivating a nurturing environment and to modeling Christlike character.
Our Cheetah classroms serve children from 3 years old through Pre-Kindergarten. The development of each child is valued and nurtured, and children at all stages of potty training are accepted. We partner with parents to provide an exceptional early learning experience. Our kindergarten readiness curriculum is intentionally play-based built on the Illinois State Board of Education's Preschool Standards as well as on recommendations from local school districts. It includes sensory, creative, and intellectual experiences in pre-literacy, math, science, music, small/large motor, art, and drama.
Customize your schedule by choosing any or all available days each month (M-W-F from 9-11:30am).
Who:Red Cheetah, Green Cheetah, and Yellow Cheetah classes
What: ELV+ is an extended learning/enrichment opportunity that includes a lunch time (sack lunch brought from home) and lessons, activities and projects that encourage collaborative work and cultivate deeper learning experiences.
When: Wednesdays, as indicated on the Early Learning Village (ELV) calendar, immediately following ELV until 1:30pm. Parents using ELV+ will not pick up their child until 1:30pm.
Where: Yellow Cheetahs Classroom, Room 107
How: Tuition forms available at ELV or online on the Forms & Newsletters page. Sign up per monthly block - $12/session. Cost varies depending on number of sessions in the monthly block.
Early Learning Village Staff