Welcome To Picket Fence Daycare Learning Center

Picket Fence Daycare and Learning Center. Founded October 1993. It is located online at picketfencelearningcenter.com.  Physically at 36 Conti Parkway. Elmwood Park, Illinois, Cook County. 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. Elmwwood Park School is also accredited through the National Association of Education for Young Children (NAEYC) and holds the GOLD Circle of quality. River Grove school is working on the National Early Childhood Program Accreditation (NECPA) and holds the SILVER circle of quality. Both these accreditation’s is voluntary and holds us to a higher standard of quality.

Picket Fence Daycare and Learning Center opened in October of 1993 with one classroom and two people on staff; one Director/Teacher and one Teacher Assistant and seven children were enrolled. The ages were between two and six years old. In the summer of 1994, there were thirty-five children enrolled and three classrooms were in use. Shortly after that all four classrooms were in use with ten staff members and a long waiting list. In August 2004 we relocated from 22 Conti Parkway.

Picket Fence Daycare and Learning Center’s goal is to offer outstanding and personalized quality care. In March of 2005, we were recognized for this as We were accredited through the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). We are proud to announce that we renewed our accreditation status in 2010, 2015 and are renewing December of 2020.

Picket Fence Daycare and Learning Center expanded in July 2013. Our second location is at 2624 Oak Street in River Grove. Formerly the Bethlehem Lutheran School. We started with one classroom and currently occupy five classrooms. We serve children ages fifteen months to twelve years old.

Picket Fence Daycare and Learning Center is dedicated to the premise that learning is best facilitated in an environment which is challenging, hands on, and of course FUN! The early years of a child’s development are the most important and our goal is to prepare children for a successful future.