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Naperville Junior Village Early Learning Center

1350 East Chicago Avenue
Naperville, IL 60540

(630) 961-0999


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"The preschool years are by far the most important period of your child's education. Children who attend high quality preschools tend to have a positive transition into kindergarten, are much more successful in later school years and show higher verbal and intellectual development than children who do not attend high quality programs.
Unfortunately, far too many preschools rely on slick marketing, new buildings with eye-catching playgrounds, and skilled salespeople who greet visiting parents. Behind their impressive facades, though, these preschools are remarkably similar to one another.
They offer cookie-cutter curricula developed to be easily implemented by inexperienced teachers. They pay low wages, serve pre-packaged meals and snacks, and design their programs with their investors, not your child, in mind. Worst of all, important decisions about your child's care are made by corporate managers miles away, not hands on owners who know your child by name.
For 44 years, we've earned our reputation for providing the most consistent, enrichment-based programs available anywhere. The secret to our success is our belief that preschools should do far more than "teach the basics." Our schools truly nurture young minds, create a positive self-image, and spark a love of discovery that lasts long into the elementary years.
Our highly paid, four-year degreed teachers start with our nationally acclaimed program and then tailor it to fit the specific needs of the children in their classrooms
Every employee, from director to housekeeper, must complete a rigorous pre-employment screening process, including a thorough background check as well as education and experience verification.
We search out and purchase the latest tools and equipment that make learning fun, from state of the art early childhood software to classroom manipulatives that introduce kids to reading and math.
Each classroom has constantly changing hands-on stations that spur creativity and foster curiosity about the world.
Daily character-building activities teach children the importance of fairness, integrity, and honesty.
A detailed, daily maintenance regimen ensures spotless facilities. Even our landscaping, which include wildlife and vegetable gardens, are designed to promote a fascination with nature.
We use only playground equipment that exceeds NAEYC safety standards, and we serve only homemade, nutritious meals and healthy snacks."
Excerpted from the preschool's website