Welcome to Little Friends Early Education and Preschool

Meet the Center Director

Jacquelyn Bruner

M-F: 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Enrollment Info: 877-624-4532
Phone: 309-681-5265

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Our Educational Programs

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Infants

An exceptional place for your baby to thrive and grow

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Toddler/Twos

An engaging world where toddlers learn and explore

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Preschool

Where curious children become inspired and ready for school

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Kindergarten Prep

Preparing children for success in kindergarten and beyond

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Kindergarten

A place for children’s social and academic skills to flourish

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School-Aged

Where children become engaged learners who take pride in academic achievement

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Summer Camp

A welcoming place for age-appropriate fun, friendships, and exploration

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Meet Our Teaching Team

Carolyn S.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: I love to watch children learn.

Teaching since: 2003

Austyn M.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: I love seeing how happy they are when they make a connection to what they are learning.

Teaching since: 2013

Brittany S.

Cook

I love teaching because: They absorb so much and the look on their face when they do something themselves is awesome!

Teaching since: 2008

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The World at Their Fingertips

Our own World at Their Fingertips® curriculum is based on the research of the most renowned education experts. Designed by our education team, it’s created to support these important early years, to inspire children to be bold explorers today and joyful, confident learners for life.

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Literacy, language, and love of books cultivated through listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

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Science Rocks

Spurring a sense of wonder through observations and experiments in which we ask questions and form, record, and describe conclusions.

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Art Smart

Fostering an interest and appreciation of art, music, theater and dance, while encouraging individual talents and artistic expression.

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Math Counts

Early math concepts experienced through counting, sorting, patterning, one-on-one correspondence, and problem solving.

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Well Aware

Healthy living developed through physical activity, good nutrition, and healthful habits incorporated into every day routines.

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Towards a Better World

Experiences and activities designed to help children learn to respect our world, its diverse people, and the environment we live in.

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Caring Matters

Support for important social skills including compromise, self-regulation, negotiating with peers, and forming positive relationships.

“Ms. Jo - sorry for the typo on your name in my previous message! We thank you just the same!! :)”

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Annie

“Best Educator Ever! -Ms Caroyln is not just a teacher. She is a great educator. Joanna enjoy every moment with her at school and we are so happy to see our kid grows and learn many new things everyday!”

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Amy/Roger Hong

“Thank you for providing our children with healthy meals and snacks day after day. We know Noah's getting the nutrition he needs under your care!”

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Annie and Connor

“We couldn't have asked for better caretakers. You both have such amazing patience with the children in your care, and I can see you genuinely enjoy teaching and watching them learn. We appreciate the creative play and activities that have fostered incredible growth in Noah's vocabulary and personality in the short time he's been in your room!”

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Annie

“Noah still talks about you two and really enjoyed his time in your room! We were truly blessed and honored to have you both teach and care for Noah during his most formative years. You truly know how to partner with parents to help our children learn and grow! Thank you for being you and sharing your talents and Love with our kiddos!”

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Annie and Connor

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Healthy Food for Growing Children

Healthy food is part of children’s development. Our menus align with our wellness commitment to Partnership for Healthier America. By eating family-style and serving themselves, children learn about making healthy choices and the connection between food and community.

Early Education Awards & Partnerships

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