Pillar of the community since 1987
operated by respected, trusted and caring community members
An extension of the family
founders, employees, and parents' partner in care
High-quality early care and education
recognized by parents, professionals, ExceleRate Illinois, local schools, Head Start, and more
Readiness for school and beyond
fostering critical thinking to support healthy social, emotional, and academic abilities
Happy, well-adjusted, independent children
attentive staff assist with transitions and model self-help and problem-solving skills
Multi-lingual and multi-ethnic staff
supportive family connection and home-language reinforcement
Nutritious meals and healthy practices
provide a foundation for wellness of body, mind, and soul
Parent education and social events
with themes selected by program families
Community support and loyal customers
many of whom "grew up" in SCC and return later as parents
Civic-minded staff prioritize community
meaningful engagement in the community through collaboration, partnerships, leadership roles, and service
Exclusive early literacy partnership created with Skokie Public Library
offers weekly embedded 1:1 literacy experiences for 0-5 yr old children
SCC provides a loving and nurturing early learning environment which promotes whole child development. Care and early learning is provided for children from infancy through the early school years.
Environments and experiences are designed to promote curiosity, spark excitement, develop healthy peer and adult-child relationships, and encourage children to realize the freedom and independence that comes through exploration.
By learning about parents' goals and needs, building trusting relationships, and exchanging information regularly with families, program staff support parents in fulfilling their role as the primary and most important educators of their child.
Parents and staff partner to develop individual plans when needed, and program staff supply referrals as appropriate.