Our Promise

Declaration of Quality

We are proud to operate all of our programs to meet or exceed the standards of excellence developed by the National Association Child Care Professionals (NACCP).


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

Seal of State of Illinois

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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Lighthouse Learning Center is an Accredited Better Business Bureau Member.

Better Business Bureau

State agencies regulate and oversee the quality and compliance of each childcare center. At Lighthouse Learning Center, our staff is additionally obligated to follow systems that have been meticulously designed to not only meet state regulatory standards, but where possible, exceed them. A plethora of criteria is monitored and scored by the National Association of Child Care Professionals, Illinois Quality Rating Scale System, Illinois State Board of Education, USDA Food and Nutrition Program, Head Start Performance Standards and the Better Business Bureau.

This monitoring is essential in order to maintain the highest standards for security, safety and health as well as curriculum education and staff performance. Routine procedures must be executed by Teachers, Directors and Area Managers to insure all quality standards are met. This includes a daily center check list and elaborate monthly and quarterly evaluations. There are management and staff evaluations, daily communications between the center, the director, parents and the executive director/owner.

Learning Centers Various independent accreditation programs have been developed to recognize quality in early care and education programs. Accreditation offers professional recognition and consumer distinction to child care providers who meet high standards through consistency and dedication. Accreditation is intended for child care providers who demonstrate a commitment to reach beyond minimum state licensing requirements to achieve standards of excellence. Accreditation processes and standards require optimal child development practices that result in high quality experiences for young children. The accreditation process utilizes nationally recognized criteria for high quality early care and education programs. Lighthouse Learning Center is an Accredited Center through the National Association of Child Care Professionals or NAC.

Experienced Caring and Loving Teachers

Enrichment Areas and Programs that Promote Individualization

Proven Research Based Curriculum Developed by Education Experts

Safe and Secure Environments for Your Child’s Benefit

We offer a rich learning environment for all children. Our programs focus on the whole child to lay foundational building blocks for a lifetime love of learning. Lighthouse Learning Center Quality Early Childhood Programs instill a respect for others and a lifelong love of learning.

Lighthouse Learning Center uses a comprehensive approach to the education of our children that enables us to serve more than 500 children in 10 different programs.

Helping children develop a greater sense of self, a respect for others and a lifelong love of learning are the guiding principles of our work with pre-schoolers. Improving parental engagement in their children’s education is also a priority.

Lighthouse inclusive programs focus on meeting the social, emotional, physical and cognitive needs of the child as a whole. The curriculum enriches children’s development while being sensitive to individual abilities and learning styles. We recognize that each child’s family, culture and community play a vital role in their whole development. Children learn through active exploration in their environment and through meaningful interactions with peers and adults.

Our Teachers

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

We believe the strength of our program is the dedication of our teaching staff. We support our teachers with training, resources and freedom to create a unique learning experience for children. We believe the strength of our program is the dedication of our teaching staff. We support our teachers with training, resources and freedom to create a unique learning experience for children. We provide many opportunities for teachers to share ideas and grow professionally. Our teachers create a caring and nurturing atmosphere and foster each child’s creativity and positive self-image.

We provide many opportunities for teachers to share ideas and grow professionally. Our teachers create a caring and nurturing atmosphere and foster each child’s creativity and positive self-image.

We support teachers who are eager to learn more and expand their knowledge through seminars and college by providing college tuition reimbursement, higher than average salary, benefits, advancement, free child care for their own children, and a loving, friendly place to work.

Locations

Columbia, IL
Freeburg, IL
Cahokia, IL
Waterloo, IL
For a list of all of our locations and programs, please navigate to Our Centers page.

Contact Us

We'd love to hear from you!
lighthouselearning@yahoo.com
Better Business Bureau Accredited Business

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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