Early Childhood Education (ECE)
Mission Statement - Our program is designed to be a safe environment where children have exposure and experiences to help them develop skills critical for school and life. We want our children to feel cared about, develop friendships with peers and adults, become independent, and feel confident to share thoughts and ideas. We will always meet children where they are at and support them to move forward.
Philosophy - The Bright Beginnings program follows the National Association for the Education of Young Children's (NAEYC) guidelines for developmentally appropriate practices and the Illinois State Board of Education's Early Learning and Development Standards. The classroom activities and environments are age appropriate and individual appropriate. There is a balance of teacher directed and child directed activities. We respect individual, family, and cultural differences and promote respect and acceptance. You will find a variety of developmental levels and ages in the preschool classroom. Children are provided with materials and activities that match their development level. If children are not ready to work on a particular skill such as rhyming words, the teacher will target the precursor skill to the activity with that child or find another appropriate activity.
Our program is recognized by the Illinois State Board of Education as meeting "Gold Circle of Quality," the highest ranking based on compliance and ECERS -3 scores.
Letter from Illinois State Board of Education.
Bright Beginnings Classrooms and Teachers:
Early Childhood Classrooms and Teachers:
Bright Beginnings Support Staff:
- Early intervention Transition and Preschool Screener | Becky Speerly | 309-443-2118 ext. 5032