Crest Hill

Ages 6 Weeks to 5 Years

20611 W. Renwick Road
Crest Hill, IL 60403

Phone Number 815-838-6799
Opening Hours M-F 06:30AM - 06:30PM
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Upcoming Events

  • Jun
    17

    Eat Your Vegetables Day

    Don’t leave any veggies on your plate today! Enjoy every nutritional bite of these healthy foods to celebrate.

  • Jun
    17

    Preschool Graduatioin

    All families of our TLE Preschool graduates are welcome to join us for this special ceremony at Richland Elementary School located at 1919 Caton Farm Rd Crest Hill, IL 60403.The ceremony will be held in the main gym. Graduates should arrive by 9:30am to get dressed and prepare with their teachers. All other guests should arrive and be seated by no later then 10:00 am. Families are invited to stay after for snacks and to take pictures with the children. We look forward to seeing you all there!

  • Jun
    21

    International Yoga Day

    Get out your yoga mat and celebrate the physical and mental benefits of practicing yoga.

  • Jul
    3

    Creating Play Dough

    Science is fun with this squishy activity. Children learn what happens when they mix two ingredients to create something entirely new.

  • Jul
    4

    Fourth of July

    Have a wonderful and safe 4th! School is closed today.

  • Jul
    5

    Wacky Water Day

    Children from Toddlers-Preschool are in for a wet and wild day. The sprinklers are on and the water toys are out! Please bring your children in their swim suits, with closed toed water shoes and sunscreen already on. Towels and a change of dry clothing should be brought in a separate bag. Please also provide your child with a bag for their wet items.

  • Jul
    6

    Jackson Pollock Painting

    Today will be an exciting day of splatter painting Pollock style.

  • Jul
    7

    Paper Plate Picasso

    Join us while we use different types of Art materials to decorate plates

  • Jul
    10

    Teddy Bear Picnic Day

    It’s a wonderful day for a stroll in the woods! Grab your favorite stuffed toy, a hamper of goodies, and set off for Teddy Bear Picnic Day!

  • Jul
    10

    Create A Mask

    We will be creating masks to keep our identity a secret!

  • Jul
    11

    Create A Cape

    Come out and join us in making your own personal superhero cape.

  • Jul
    12

    Wacky Water Day

    Children from Toddlers-Preschool are in for a wet and wild day. The sprinklers are on and the water toys are out! Please bring your children in their swim suits, with closed toed water shoes and sunscreen already on. Towels and a change of dry clothing should be brought in a separate bag. Please also provide your child with a bag for their wet items.

  • Jul
    13

    Special Visitors- Firefighters

    The children will be introduced to some real life heroes today. Our local fire department will be stopping in today to discuss fire safety with the children.

  • Jul
    14

    Super Hero Training

    Today the children train like superheroes. They will participate in obstacles to test their endurance and strength, and be rewarded for all of their effort!

  • Jul
    17

    Bubble Mania

    Come on out for Bubble Mania. See how many bubbles can you catch?

  • Jul
    18

    Make a Volcano

    Today the children explore volcanoes. They will learn what happens when a volcano erupts, and even create their own volcano in class today!

  • Jul
    19

    Wacky Water Day

    Children from Toddlers-Preschool are in for a wet and wild day. The sprinklers are on and the water toys are out! Please bring your children in their swim suits, with closed toed water shoes and sunscreen already on. Towels and a change of dry clothing should be brought in a separate bag. Please also provide your child with a bag for their wet items.

  • Jul
    20

    Air Camp

    Tumblebear Gymnastics company visits today with some extra special fun for the children. Children will bounce, roll and climb their way through this special inflatable obstacle course today.

  • Jul
    21

    Color Transfer

    The children will explore the process of water absorption, and also learn how secondary colors are made during this experiment.

  • Jul
    23

    National Parents Day

    National Parents’ Day is dedicated to show appreciation to the great parents out there. Especially the ones you call “mom” and “dad.”

  • Jul
    24

    Slime!

    Our science labs are oozing with fun today as the children learn how to create slime!

  • Jul
    25

    Crystal Creations

    The children learn how to grow their very own crystals today!

  • Jul
    26

    Wacky Water Day

    Children from Toddlers-Preschool are in for a wet and wild day. The sprinklers are on and the water toys are out! Please bring your children in their swim suits, with closed toed water shoes and sunscreen already on. Towels and a change of dry clothing should be brought in a separate bag. Please also provide your child with a bag for their wet items.

  • Jul
    27

    Nature Sensory Bottles

    The children will be creating sensory bottles with item found in nature today.

  • Jul
    28

    Sprout Heads

    The children will be learning how to plant and care for seeds as they create a wacky sprout head today.

  • Jul
    31

    Making Ice Cream

    Children will love digging into this activity. They will use their cooking and science skills to create this cool treat!

  • Jul
    31

    Pizza Camp

    Papa Johns will be visiting today with their mascot Mr. Slice! The children will learn to create a pizza, and even join in on a taste test of this yummy dish!

  • Aug
    1

    S'More

    Today the children will learn how to create a classic summer treat, the S'More!

  • Aug
    2

    Wacky Water Day

    Children from Toddlers-Preschool are in for a wet and wild day. The sprinklers are on and the water toys are out! Please bring your children in their swim suits, with closed toed water shoes and sunscreen already on. Towels and a change of dry clothing should be brought in a separate bag. Please also provide your child with a bag for their wet items.

  • Aug
    3

    Cold Stone Creamery Visitor

    Today the children chill out with Cold Stone Creamery and learn how to make an ice cream sandwich of their very own.

  • Aug
    4

    Cookie Decorating

    Have a yummy time decorating a cookie with frosting and sprinkles of your choice!

  • Aug
    6

    Friendship Day

    Friendship Day was originally created by Hallmark in 1940 and is celebrated with a gift exchange of friendship bracelets, cards and flowers.

  • Aug
    7

    Construction Site Sensory Dig

    Get your hands dirty with our construction site sensory dig. Roll the dirt with a road roller, dig a hole with an excavator, and dump the dirt with a dump truck. It will be loads of fun!

  • Aug
    9

    Wacky Water Day

    Children from Toddlers-Preschool are in for a wet and wild day. The sprinklers are on and the water toys are out! Please bring your children in their swim suits, with closed toed water shoes and sunscreen already on. Towels and a change of dry clothing should be brought in a separate bag. Please also provide your child with a bag for their wet items.

  • Aug
    12

    International Youth Day

    Youth Day presents an opportunity for every country to assess their investment in and commitment to youth, as well as general education (both of and to youth).

  • Aug
    16

    Wacky Water Day

    Children from Toddlers-Preschool are in for a wet and wild day. The sprinklers are on and the water toys are out! Please bring your children in their swim suits, with closed toed water shoes and sunscreen already on. Towels and a change of dry clothing should be brought in a separate bag. Please also provide your child with a bag for their wet items.

  • Aug
    16

    Wacky Water Day

    Children from Toddlers-Preschool are in for a wet and wild day. The sprinklers are on and the water toys are out! Please bring your children in their swim suits, with closed toed water shoes and sunscreen already on. Towels and a change of dry clothing should be brought in a separate bag. Please also provide your child with a bag for their wet items.

  • Aug
    23

    Wacky Water Day

    Children from Toddlers-Preschool are in for a wet and wild day. The sprinklers are on and the water toys are out! Please bring your children in their swim suits, with closed toed water shoes and sunscreen already on. Towels and a change of dry clothing should be brought in a separate bag. Please also provide your child with a bag for their wet items.

  • Aug
    30

    Wacky Water Day

    Children from Toddlers-Preschool are in for a wet and wild day. The sprinklers are on and the water toys are out! Please bring your children in their swim suits, with closed toed water shoes and sunscreen already on. Towels and a change of dry clothing should be brought in a separate bag. Please also provide your child with a bag for their wet items.

  • Sep
    8

    Literacy Day

    Literacy Day aims to highlight the importance and value of literary education for individuals and groups, and for the wider global culture.

  • Sep
    30

    Family Health & Fitness Day

    Family Health & Fitness Day encourages families to participate in physical activities together.

  • Oct
    5

    World Teachers Day

    Teachers’ Day aims to raise awareness of the importance of the role played by teachers all over the world.

  • Oct
    28

    Make a Difference Day

    Make a difference Day was established to help encourage us to take one day a year to try to make a difference in the world.

  • Nov
    15

    Philanthropy Day

    To raise awareness of the importance of philanthropy, encourage those (not already involved) to throw themselves into volunteer and charity work, and to acknowledge the efforts of those who already work to help their fellow humans.

  • Nov
    15

    America Recycles Day

    America Recycles Day promotes the use of recycled goods and encourages the community to recycle their paper & plastics.

  • Dec
    3

    Make a Gift Day

    Make a Gift Day encourages you to take part in Make A Gift Day by hand-making something for someone in your life.

  • Dec
    20

    Games Day

    Whatever game is you favorite, this is the day to play it and have some fun!

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Early childhood is a time of remarkable brain development. The education that children receive during these years creates the foundation for their future growth, development and learning potential.

At The Learning Experience®, we are dedicated to cultivating creative, compassionate and innovative young minds through our proprietary curriculum and enrichment programs that increase learning during six critical stages of early development. Our programs have been built to help children maximize their cognitive, physical and social potential. Or as we say at TLE®, we help children "learn, play and grow!"

We believe that how children learn is as important as what they learn, that's why our educational programs are designed to inspire children's love of learning through hands-on lessons that make their educational experience fun! Daily lessons promote positive engagement throughout the day and include phonics, sign language, manners and etiquette, philanthropy, foreign language and hands-on technology. Enrichment programs such as yoga, soccer, drama, dance and music are also offered at no additional cost.

Whether you have an inquisitive infant, tenacious toddler or passionate preschooler, put your child on the path to success and discover how we help children reach their full potential at The Learning Experience®!

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A Ticket to Travel

A Ticket to Travel

This theme will highlight the key concepts of traveling. Children will gain valuable understanding of packing, planning, and proper documentation required for successful travel. The children will pack their bags as they visit a variety of popular destinations and discuss modes of transportation commonly used for travel.

Time Periods

Time Periods

This theme will enable opportunities to learn about different times in history, including Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece, the Renaissance, and medieval times. Throughout the month, the children will draw medieval attire as well as work as a class to build a pyramid.

Read to Me

Read to Me

This theme is back by popular demand! The Learning Experience® has a strong outlook on early literacy, and this topic reinforces this belief. The month kicks off with Read Across America Day and the celebration of Dr. Seuss’s birthday. The children will enjoy learning about a variety of authors and many different story genres!

Plants, Gardens, and Bugs, Oh My!

Plants, Gardens, and Bugs, Oh My!

This theme will be sure to have your skin crawling. The children will be discussing life cycles of plants and the benefits to the earth of planting gardens. Meanwhile, as they look at bugs via their magnifying glasses, they will learn how these little creatures aid and benefit plants and gardens alike.

We Are All Special

We Are All Special

The children will have the opportunity to learn how we are the same and different. Additional topics include “Families,” “What Makes Us Special,” and “Peacemakers.” You will be invited to take part as this monthly theme will have a special emphasis on doing good and philanthropy.

Once Upon a Time at TLE®

Camp TLE®

Who says learning has to end during the summer months? At The Learning Experience® (TLE®), all children can stay engaged in hands-on learning activities throughout the summer. Things you can expect from a summer full of memories at TLE®:

  • Weekly themes
  • Exciting visits from entertainers such as the "Reptile Guy" and "Peas and Carrots Musical Group"
  • Awesome Art Projects
  • Outdoor Sports and Activities
  • Water Play Days
  • An Educational Curriculum
  • New Friends
  • Summer T-shirts and Backpacks
  • Fun in the Sun, and Much More!

*Centers may provide off-site field trips for children four years and older. Summer programs may vary by location.

Once Upon a Time at TLE®

Once Upon a Time at TLE®

One of the things we hear most in the curriculum department is about how much the original TLE® themes are loved. During this month of curriculum, the children will revisit some of the most popular previously written themes, which include “Dinosaurs,” “Fairy Tales,” “Space,” and “Under the Sea!”

In Our Neighborhoods

In Our Neighborhoods

This theme is an excellent introduction for the children to learn about their centers, communities, and, on a larger scale, their states. As they learn about their local communities, they will also have the opportunity to discover job roles and discuss what they imagine themselves being when they grow up.

Healthy Habits

Healthy Habits

During this month, learning will focus around the importance of eating healthy. Special attention will be given to including physical hygiene as a part of a daily routine. Physical health and safety practices will also be a part of the exploration this month.

Harvest

Harvest

Children will have fun opportunities to uncover ideas, including “Down on the Farm,” “The Animals,” “Growing Food and the Tools Used,” and, finally, “Farm to Table” where the children will sample farm fresh foods.

Forces of Nature

Forces of Nature

Everyone will be amazed with this theme! Children will investigate the earth, wind, and water through hands-on activities and scientific explorations. They will be making their own tornado tubes and glaciers and discussing the cause and effect of such forces.

Infant (6 weeks to 1 year old)

Infant (6 weeks to 1 year old)

• Infants are exposed to explorative play, sensory stimulation, music and sign language to promote healthy growth and development.
• Sanitary systems are designed to protect your baby's health and include a 14-step diaper changing procedure and daily sanitation of toys, gliders, cribs and changing stations.
• Nap and feeding times follow your baby's individual schedule.
• Private crib and cubby are available for your baby's personal items.
• Nursing stations are in the classrooms for visiting mothers.

Toddler (1 to 2 years old)

Toddler (1 to 2 years old)

• Interactive play, music, and dance are incorporated into daily lessons to support your toddler's cognitive and social development.
• Stimulating art projects and sensory activities help develop your toddler's motor skills.
• Outdoor time encourages social engagement and playtime.
• Age-appropriate physical fitness activities keep curious toddlers on the move.
• Self-help skills such as washing hands, picking up and sharing are taught in order to foster social assimilation.

Twaddler (2 to 2.5 years old)

Twaddler (2 to 2.5 years old)

• Twaddlers are introduced to phonics, physical fitness and our Manners Matters® program.
• Introduction to circle time increases social participation and communication skills.
• Daily reports allow you to monitor your child's progress and daily activities.
• Potty training is introduced by our trained and nurturing staff to help reinforce potty training habits taught at home.

Prepper (2.5 to 3 years old)

Prepper (2.5 to 3 years old)

• Preppers are introduced to early writing and object recognition skills to help them prepare for preschool.
• Comprehensive daily lessons include music, movement, art and science to promote intellectual, social and physical development.
• Computers and technology are introduced to help prepare children for the world around them.
• Potty training habits are reinforced to allow for an easy transition into preschool.

Preschool (3 to 5 years old)

Preschool (3 to 5 years old)

• Our advanced proprietary curriculum in the Preschool classroom focuses on math, science, technology, the arts and shared and independent play.
• Early literacy and kindergarten readiness are promoted through our Fun with Phonics® program.
• Preschoolers are introduced to new cultures and languages through our foreign language programs that include Spanish and Mandarin-Chinese.
• Philanthropy lessons teach preschoolers the values of selflessness and giving.
• Learning takes place through socio-dramatic play and curriculum extensions taught in our Make Believe Boulevard®.

Kindergarten (5 years old)

Kindergarten (5 years old)

• Our full-day Kindergarten program is taught by state certified teachers that plan their lessons in accordance with state standards.
• Fun with Phonics Phase II, an early literacy program, teaches kindergarteners to blend more complex letters and sounds to form words
• Interactive programs encourage kindergarteners to explore the world around them through art, music, physical fitness, science and dance.
• Smaller group sizes allow for more individualized attention.

Before & After School (Elementary School Age Children)

Before & After School (Elementary School Age Children)

• Homework help and tutoring is offered to support continued success and academic development.
• Transportation to and from local elementary schools is offered at participating locations.
• Age-appropriate recreational activities keep children active and engaged and include art, science projects and physical fitness lessons. • Care is offered during school closings and holidays.
• Nutritious snacks are included in the cost of tuition.

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TLE’s® Work and Family Experience® is an employer sponsored child care benefit program that is a way for working families to receive a corporate discount at The Learning Experience® Academies of Early Education.

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