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Our Passion and Commitment

Our teachers are passionate about your child's happiness and education, and provide a safe, nurturing environment that cultivates self-esteem and independence. Our teachers are dedicated to developing your child's learning potential and are sensitive to your child's individual needs. In addition to our own high standards, we have nationally accredited centers across the SW Illinois region.

Highly Trained Teachers

Every one of our teachers is qualified to provide your child with the very best education. We support teachers who are eager to learn more and expand their knowledge through seminars and college coursework. We're certain you won't find a center with a more professionally trained and committed group.

Low Teacher-to-Child Ratios

Our teacher-to-child ratios allow teachers to focus on the individual learning styles and needs of each child in our center.
It is our vision that all children will have access to the highest quality early care and education, so they can have the best possible start in school and in life. Our enthusiastic teachers genuinely care about children, and understand each child's individual developmental needs and learning styles.

Center Locations and Contact Information


Lighthouse Learning Center of Waterloo (618) 939-6009 and
303 Covington Dr. Waterloo, Illinois 62298
Before and After School Care at Lighthouse-Bus Transportation Provided (618) 939-6009

 Lighthouse Learning Center of Columbia 100 Southwoods Ct. Columbia, Illinois 62236 (618) 281-8181
Columbia Before and After School Care at Lighthouse-Bus Transportation Provided    (618) 281-8181


Lighthouse Learning Center of Freeburg (618) 539-5849 10 South Alton St. Freeburg, Illinois 62243
Freeburg Before and After School Care in the Public School Every day at Freeburg Elementary School (618) 539-5849


Lighthouse of Cahokia (618) 337-3555 1826 Jerome Lane Cahokia, Illinois 62206
Cahokia Before and After School Care at Lighthouse of Cahokia-Bus Transportation Provided (618) 337-3555

Lighthouse Preschool Programs at all locations are funded preschool by the Illinois State Board of Education with certified teachers. www.isbe.net

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Lighthouse Learning Centers are Nationally Accredited through the National Accreditation Commission for Early Care and Education Programs. Accreditation standards exceed the state licensing standards! www.naccp.org

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Lighthouse Learning Centers are rated by the Illinois Quality Star Rating System with 3 Stars through Illinois Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies (INCRRA) www.inccrra.org 

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Columbia, IL
Freeburg, IL
Cahokia, IL
Waterloo, IL

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Hours of Operation

Our centers' hours of operation are weekdays, 6:15 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Programs are offered on a full-time or part-time basis to meet your needs.
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