At APCC we provide comprehensive, high-quality pre-k & childcare for children 2-5 years of age. Our childcare programs foster social-emotional, cognitive and physical development through a play-based curriculum. Each child’s sense of individual worth and belonging is placed at the forefront of our program. We take pride in offering culturally, and linguistically informed teaching strategies that meet the diverse needs of the families and community we serve.
CURRICULUM & ACCREDITATION
Our Early Childhood educators utilize the Teaching Strategies Creative Curriculum in our classrooms. This is a comprehensive, research-based curriculum that features exploration and discovery as a way of learning. It is designed to help teachers create a high-quality learning environment achieved through hands-on, project-based investigations. This curriculum helps teachers build children’s confidence, creativity and critical thinking skills while promoting positive outcomes in the classroom. Our Early Education Program is Early Headstart and Headstart provider accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and Illinois ExceleRate GOLD Level.
MENTAL HEALTH & WELLNESS
At APCC our early childhood educators and staff place the mental health & wellness of each child at the forefront of our work. We ensure our team is well equipped to provide trauma informed care to children enrolled in our program while offering mental health workshops for parents. We invite you to watch the short video below where you will meet APCC's Mental Health Consultant Whitney Kreiter LCSW, while learning more about how parents at out our center can best support the mental health of their child.
ELIGIBILITY & ENROLLMENT
We provide affordable pricing options for all families based on household income. Families interested in enrolling their child in one of our childcare programs may qualify for placement in our Headstart, Early Headstart, Preschool for All (PFA) or Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP). For those who do not qualify we offer private pay tuition rates. Our dedicated team of Family Service Workers provide exceptional 1:1 support to parents and families interested in enrolling their child at APCC. Contact us today to learn more, schedule a tour or enroll!