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Learning Ladder Early Childhood Center

2121 North Euclid Avenue
Princeton, IL 61356

(815) 876-3205


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"The Center serves as a lab school to IVCC Early Childhood Education students for course observations, field experiences and student teaching experiences. The Center is committed to provide a quality educational setting for families and children, based on current theory regarding best educational practices for the growing and developing minds and bodies of young children.
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"7:30 Children begin to arrive and engage in self-directed center work and/or project work
8:45 Children have snack and are then free to play outdoors
10:00 Group Time
10:00-11:30 Choice Time-- self-directed play in learning centers and/or project work
11:40 Group Time
11:50 Lunch, tooth brushing, outdoor play
1:00 Rest time-- quiet activities are available for those children who do not sleep
3:00 Snack
3:20 Self-directed play in learning centers and/or project work
5:30 Closing
Excerpted from the preschool's website