History of Picket Fence Learning Center

Our History

Founded in October 1993, Picket Fence Daycare Learning Center is located at 36 Conti Parkway in Elmwood Park, founded in October 1993. We are licensed by the Department of Children and Family Services. We follow the rules and regulations set by Cook County Health Department and Illinois Fire Marshall.

Picket Fence opened with one classroom; there were two on staff, one Director/Teacher and one Teacher Assistant. Seven children were enrolled and we were serving ages two through six. By the time summer of 1994 came, there were thirty five children enrolled and three classrooms were open. Shortly after that, all four classrooms were open with ten staff members and a long waiting list.

We have been open for over twenty years and will continue to offer outstanding quality care. In March of 2005, we were recognized for our quality care and became accredited through the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).

In July of 2013 we expanded to another facility at 2624 Oak Street in River Grove. That location was formerly the Bethlehem Lutheran School. We serve high quality care to ages 2 years to 12 years utilizing all five of the classrooms in the school.

Picket Fence fosters creativity within children, so does it foster and encourage staff to be creative as well. Staff is the most important aspect for a good program and we encourage parents and families to be sure to thank the members of our team frequently. Early Childhood educators do not get the recognition they deserve. It is the early years of a child’s development that is the most important.

At Picket Fence Learning Center we have an open door policy. You are welcome to visit at anytime. You can join your child for lunch or join in during activity time, share a story, or just say hi. Schedule a class room tour today.

Picket Fence History

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