Back to Palos Hills Preschools

Moraine Valley Community

9000 W. College Pkwy.
Palos Hills, IL 60465-0937

(708) 974-4300


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"The Children's Learning Center is designed to provide quality care and early childhood education to the children of Moraine Valley students and staff. The learning environment provides developmentally appropriate activities that meet the social, emotional, physical, and cognitive needs of children 2 to 6 years old. It also is a facility where students who are enrolled in the Child Care associate's degree program can apply what they have learned about young children, under the guidance of teachers with degrees in childcare or early childhood development."
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"Daily Schedule :
7 a.m. Free exploration of the environment
9 a.m. Circle time
9:20 a.m. Open classroom—individual and small-group activities
10:45 a.m. Music and motor
11:15 a.m. Outdoor play or indoor creative drama
11:45 a.m. Story
Noon Lunch
12:30 p.m. Nap preparation
12:45 p.m. Nap time for day care children
1 p.m. Circle time (p.m. preschool)
1:20 p.m. Open classroom—individual and small-group activities
3:45 p.m. Outdoor play/free exploration
4:30 p.m. Story or art
Excerpted from the preschool's website