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Early Childhood Education in Kankakee County

Birth to Age 5

Many school districts offer programs for families with children ages birth through 5 years. These programs are designed to provide families with practical information regarding child development and skills essential to later learning. Call your school district to see which of the following services may be available to your family:

Information about your child’s development
Developmental preschool screenings are available to assess children’s development in language, concepts, motor and social skills. Call your school district for information.
Family events
Play groups
Workshops
Story times
Field trips
Parenting classes
Parents support groups
Home visits
Toy/book/video lending library

BOURBONNAIS
  Parent Programs and Services. . . . . . . . . . . 929-2479
BRADLEY
  Make a Difference. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 932-0265
HERSCHER UNIT #2
  Partners in Parenting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 933-2243
KANKAKEE
  First Taste*. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 935-7271
MOMENCE
  Early Childhood Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 472-4045
PEMBROKE
  P.E.E.P. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 944-5219
ST. ANNE
  Building Blocks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 422-4156

*Services available in Spanish.

Pre-Kindergarten Programs

Pre-Kindergarten (Pre-K) programs help three and four year old children who are five after Sept. 1, have a successful school experience. These classroom programs promote the idea that children learn best when they play in a well-planned, enriched environment including:

meeting friends
exploring how things work
sharing books
creating art
listening to music
relating to other adults
developmental screening
and much more!

To see if your child is eligible, call the number below within your school district:

BOURBONNAIS
  Pre-K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 929-2479
BRADLEY
  First Step . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 933-2233
  Head Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 933-2233
CENTRAL UNIT #4
  Pre-K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 698-2212
HERSCHER UNIT #2
  Limestone Pre-K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Reddick Pre-K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Head Start. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
933-2243
365-2375
932-4898
KANKAKEE
  Bright Beginnings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Head Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
933-0722
933-0686
MANTENO
  (for screening appointment) . . . . . . . . . . . .
Preschool for All . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
928-7153
928-7200
PEMBROKE
  Lorenzo Smith Preschool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 944-5219
ST. ANNE
  Stepping Stones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 427-8153
ST. GEORGE
  Pre-K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 933-1503
 
Preschool For All Sites are also available at:
Melissa’s DayCare Center (Hopkins Park) . . . . . . . . . 944-5079
Lasting Impressions Visions Child Care Centers . . . . . 937-2690
YWCA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 933-0663

Kankakee County HEAD START

Serves preschool-age children who live within Kankakee County. Provides the children with a comprehensive program to meet their educational, emotional, social, health, nutritional and psychological needs.
Options:

3 ½ hour classroom sessions, 5 days per week
Extended day sessions, 5 days per week, 8:00 am. – 3:00 pm.
Extended day sessions, 5 days per week, YMCA enhancement
High 5 sessions for four year olds with phonics emphasis
Summer sessions, 5 days per week
Children with disabilities are included in regular sessions with no income restrictions
Full day- full year option

For more information, call 933-0686

*Information comes from the Early Childhood Education Council of Kankakee County.

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