Return to Headlines

ACC Edu-Care Returns

Edu-Care is a play-based preschool offered through the LaSalle-Peru Area Career Center. Young children learn social and academic skills through intentional hands-on learning experiences. High school students eagerly take on the active role as student teachers. The course is designed for high school students who are interested in the field of early childhood education or a field related to child development. Students gain practical experience as they implement developmentally appropriate practices and develop curriculum based on the needs and interests of students. The student teachers are supervised by a licensed teacher with years of experience in early childhood education both as a teacher and as a director. Young children ages 3-5 years old are provided engaging opportunities to explore their world in a safe environment. Children will gain confidence and independence as their curious minds explore the art, literacy, math, science, social studies, and dramatic play centers. Lifelong skills are developed as children learn to collaborate and problem solve together.

Sessions are offered each week. Both sessions meet on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday unless otherwise indicated on the monthly calendar.

AM Session: Monday 8:30 -11 a.m., Wednesday 8:30-10:30 a.m., Friday 8:30-11 a.m.

PM Session: Monday 1-2:30 p.m., Wednesday 12:30-1:30 p.m., Friday 1-2:30 p.m.

*NOTE: Arrival/dismissal times change on Wednesday due to LPHS early dismissal

All children enrolled must be a minimum of 3 years of age by Nov. 1 All children must be potty trained (no diapers and/or pull-ups permitted) A completed enrollment application submitted by Oct. 29th to secure your child’s spot November-May. **Enrollment is on a first come, first served basis. Registration submitted after deadline is subject to availability.

The program operates from the first week in November to the middle of May. Tuition payments cover the cost of supplies and learning materials for the school year.

Apply today to hold your child's spot for the 2021-2022 school year!! 

Print the application (click here to download the application) and mail to:

LP ACC Edu-Care

200 Ninth St

Peru, IL 61354


E-mail Mrs. Lori Johnson:

Phone (815) 223-2454 (Ext. 11) with any questions or concerns.