Our programs reflect our knowledge of child development and are based on the work of prominent developmental theorists like Piaget, Erikson, Vygotsky, Dewey, and Gardner. We support NAEYC and NAA guidelines for Developmentally Appropriate Practice in Early Childhood Programs and Accreditation Criteria. We believe that each child grows and develops in a sequential manner at his/her own pace and, with the support of peers and observant, caring adults; children are challenged to reach higher levels of competence. We believe that a child’s intelligence is demonstrated in many ways and that each child has a uniquely different learning style and temperament. Therefore, we support emergent curriculum based on the interests of children. We support each child’s need to act on his/her own ideas within an encouraging and accepting social context of children and adults.
Kari Quintana-Site Director
Laurie Moore-Program Director
Specific Business Information
Year Started :
License Status :
License Number :
483002311 & 483003248
Learning Approach :
Developmental, Reggio Emilia, High Scope
Ages Served :
2.5-5 years, 6 yrs and above 3 hr Part day preschool, before and after school, school age camps.
3 Sites in Dixon! Anderson, Gretchen Higgins & Tremont
Reduced care costs for those that qualify!!!
Before and After School Care
Summer, Winter and Spring Break Camps
3 hour Preschool 8:30am-11:30am at Gretchen & Tremont Sites
Full Day Preschool at Anderson Site Only
Hours Of Operation :
Mon – Fri 7:00 AM – 6 PM
Months Of Operation :
Child Adult Ratio :
3-4 Years and above – 8:1 School Age – 14:1
Application & Admissions
Parents/guardians are invited to pick up an application from the center and/or call for an appointment to visit the center. Please arrange for your child to accompany you on a tour. When the enrollment packet is complete, the center site supervisor will invite you to participate in an orientation. All paperwork, fees, policies and procedures will be covered during the orientation. We offer tuition assistance at our centers for families who qualify through income verification. Documentation is required to determine eligibility. Space is limited.