Picket Fence Daycare and Learning Center is 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. Elmwood 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’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 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 to 36 Conti Parkway.
Picket Fence Daycare and Learning Center expanded in July 2013 to our second location located 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 two years 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.
History Of Picket Fence Learning Center
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.