The Scott Early Learning Center serves children (6 weeks-5 years) from families of all income levels. It uses Creative Curriculum® to enhance the physical, emotional, and cognitive growth of children through play and hands-on experiences. Social skills, self-regulation, and emotional development are just as important as reading and math readiness in successfully preparing each child for school. Each classroom individualizes lesson plans and the quarterly parent-teacher meetings allow teachers and parents to discuss their child’s development and set goals for the future. The center strives to keep parents involved through “family nights” and ongoing communication between classroom staff and parents. The Raising A Reader* Program is now available at the Center.
The Scott Early Learning Center is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and the Council on Accreditation of Services for Families and Children (COA). The center has also achieved and maintained the Gold Circle of Quality through ExceleRate Illinois.
Preschool for All
The center offers Pre-School for All, a free half-day instructional program based on the Creative Curriculum®, funded by the Illinois State Board of Education. The program provides instruction to 40 children aged 3-5, who are at-risk for academic failure. The 180-day preschool program runs from August-May and is integrated with the center’s full-day, full-year child care programs, comprehensively addressing the needs of at-risk children. Eligibility is determined via questionnaire and a brief developmental screening.
Early Head Start
Early Head Start (EHS) is a federally-funded, community-based program for low-income families with infants, toddlers, or pregnant women. Its mission is simple: to enhance the development of very young children, promote healthy prenatal outcomes for pregnant women, and promote healthy family functioning.
Head Start offers educational, health, disability, mental health, nutrition and social services to children from birth to 5 years of age. Educational services are designed to meet the child’s individual interests. Learning experiences are planned to foster total growth and developmental skills. Children participate in music, art, language, literacy, dramatic play, math, science, and computer activities.
•Full day child care for children aged 6 weeks old until children enter Kindergarten
• Healthy breakfasts, lunches, and snacks
• Strong parent involvement and communication
• Low child/staff ratios
• Qualified, experienced degreed teachers
• Only McLean County site accredited by both NAEYC and COA
• Ongoing, intensive quality improvement + quality assurance on all aspects of our care
• Safe, quiet neighborhood location
*The Raising A Reader program marries two of the Early Childhood Care + Education Centers’ goals: 1) to ensure that children are “kindergarten ready” when they leave the program and 2) to work with parents and caregivers to support their involvement in the education of their children.
For more information on the Scott Early Learning Center or
to arrange a tour of the center, please call 309-834-5210.
Location: 1119 East Taylor, Bloomington, IL 61701 | Get directions | 309-834-5210
Hours of operation: Monday – Friday, 6:00 AM to 5:30 PM
The Center has received a Gold Circle of Quality designation from ExceleRate Illinois.