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123 You-N-Me Preschool

809 West Detweiller Drive
Peoria, IL 61615

(309) 692-3470


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"What is more essential to learning, particularly to the development of those special intellectual qualities of originality and creativity, is self-esteem. A child must be confident and with that ability he or she becomes more independent.

To achieve this independence, our staff is fully qualified to set guidelines so your children will feel good about themselves. Your child will be able to participate in decision-making every day. By being part of our environment, the quality of your child's mental skills will achieve a higher level of the decision-making process.

A never-ending search for the most ideal environment for your children exists as our highest priority her at 1,2,3 You 'N Me Preschool and Daycare, and those qualities are being achieved here at our center. We uniquely provide both outdoor and indoor playing and learning areas. We pride ourselves on seeking out only the best child development professionals in the area. Our staff is handpicked for their love of children, educational background and ability to understand and adhere to our center's philosophy.
Each staff member enters with an Associate Degree or BA in Child Development. They are required to have experience in this area as well.
Each staff member is on a 6-month probationary period. During this time they are being evaluated on their ability to follow the philosophy of our center and the polices on which our program is based.
Each staff member is required to attend 15 hours of outside education per year to further their knowledge in early childhood development.
We have monthly staff meetings. We also bring in outside resources for meetings to educate our staff.
Our staff is available and responsive to the children, encouraging them to share experiences, feelings, and ideas with each other.
Our staff listens to the children with attention and respect. By doing this, children learn respect for others. Our goal is to listen closely and be responsive to children, encouraging them to verbalize their ideas and feelings.
Excerpted from the preschool's website