ELV & COVID-19
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 needs of every child. Because we believe that play is the work of every child, our program is intentionally play-based, and is developed and created based on the Illinois State Board of Education's Birth to Three and 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.
All classes: 9-11:30am, Monday - Wednesday - Friday
ELV+: 11:30am-1:30pm, Wednesday only
Annual Registration Fee: $60/child [$90 max/family]
Tuition: $21/session all days in month
$23/session per day in month
ELV+: $15/session all days in month
$17/session per day in month
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!
General Info - Forms
ELV Toddler Program
ELV Toddler Program [Age 18 months-3 years]
The programs at 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. Our staff is dedicated to cultivating a nurturing environment and modeling Christlike character.
All activities promote growth and learning in a developmentally appropriate manner and target fine and large motor skills, language development, healthy separation, and cooperative play.
Each of our Toddler Classrooms is equipped with a diaper changing station and a restroom with child-sized toilets and sinks. Children who attend ELV are NOT required to be potty-trained, and teachers and staff will gladly work with parents at all stages of potty-training.
Customize your schedule by choosing any or ALL available days each month (M-W-F from 9-11:30am).
ELV Preschool Program
ELV Preschool Program [Age 3-PreKindergarten]
Built on a solid understanding of child development, Early Learning Village (ELV) is dedicated to promoting the growth of the whole child: physically, cognitively, socially, emotionally, and spiritually. We believe children learn best when their curiousity is engaged in multi-sensory play. Out staff is devoted to cultivating a nurturing environment and modeling Christlike character.
Our Cheetah classrooms 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).
Lunch Bunch (ELV+)
Lunch Bunch (ELV+) Program
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 Lunch Bunch (ELV+) will not pick up their child until 1:30pm.
Where: Yellow & Green Cheetahs Classrooms, Room 107 & 108
Early Learning Village Staff