Learning Journey

In the center of Belleville you will find The Learning Journey. We provide the students here with a loving environment geared towards the Pre-K child.

The following is a basic list of our priorities here at The Learning Journey:

  • Catered hot lunch, breakfast and snacks are provided.
  • Key-Coded Secure Entry.
  • Security Cameras in all classrooms.
  • Teachers and staff are required to have CPR, First Aid and AED training.
  • AED Machine on hand at each center.
  • Nurse Consultant on-site training (monthly).
  • Illinois State Board of Education Pre-K grant provides funding for 04 certified teachers.
  • We are accredited through NAC, which requires teachers to take 20 hours of CEU’s yearly.
  • Playground sidewalk is surfaced with poured-in-place rubber and the ground cover is 6-12″ of rubber safety mulch.
  • Our playground is enhanced with outside learning as well. Nature lovers will enjoy our ever changing environment with flowers and gardening. Music and a safe water feature are in the midst of the children’s activities. Sand, water and dramatic play round out the outdoor areas.
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A Day in the Center:
6:30 – 8:30 Hot Breakfast and Arrival Activities and Pre-K Sign-In
8:30 – 8:45 Opening Circle time (Story, Weather, Morning message, Helpers)
8:45 – 9:55 Centers and small group activities
10:00 – 10:45 Outside Recess or indoor gross motor activities
10:45 – 11:00 Closing circle (Story, Large group activity)
11:00 – 11:30 Bathroom break and prepare for lunch
11:30 – 12:30 Lunch or Music (Classes take turns)
12:30 – 1:00 Bathroom Break and Brush Teeth
1:00 – 3:00 Nap time
3:00 – 3:45 Children wake up, use restroom then eat snack
3:45 – 6:00 Sensory and Exploration Activities (outside weather permitting) until parent pick up