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Learning Knows No Barriers at Crittenton

9/24/2019 8:00 AM

With summer winding down and labor day well behind us, kids everywhere are getting reaccustomed to early mornings and long days full of learning. The education a child receives in their first five years of life form the stepping stones for a lifetime of learning. All children deserve a chance to learn in an environment that is safe, fun, and nurturing. This isn’t always the case, however. In some instances, life can create unique circumstances that make providing an education challenging. For one mother with 4-year-old twins, a challenge was finding a child care center able to cater to the learning needs of her children. It is common in early childhood to separate siblings to encourage independence. However, most child centers in the area do not provide multiple pre-k classrooms. Being a mom is already a stressful job, and having to worry about dropping your kids off at different child centers everyday creates additional stress. Thankfully, Crittenton was able to make things easier for this mother. With two pre-k rooms and space for both of her children, she is now able to make one trip bringing her twins to school. We are excited to be able to ease her stress while providing care for her children! Crittenton Centers’ Child Development Center (CDC) offers quality childcare and early education services in a family-focused environment. Our full-service daycare center offers a nurturing environment where children can learn and grow while they are given a much needed educational head start. In addition to offering ongoing developmental assessments and screenings and individualized lesson plans, our parent corner provides resources to help children continue learning even at home. Our program provides its educational services to children ages 6-weeks to 6-years-old from Peoria and surrounding communities.

Here at Crittenton, we are always working to protect and nurture children and families. Crittenton’s Child Development Center is able to provide support thanks to our donors and volunteers. To find out how you can help children in our community reach their full potential, visit us at


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