The primary goal of the program is to facilitate the maximum development of the whole child. That is, the child's intellectual, physical, and social capabilities so that the early years are spent in the richest most constructive way possible. Educational programs are available for the following age groups:
6 weeks to 15 months old. 4:1 teacher child ratio
15 months- 24 months. 5:1 teacher child ratio
24 months to 36 months. 8:1 teacher child ratio
3 & 4 years old. 10:1 teacher child ratio
must be 5 years old by September 1
20:1 teacher child ratio
Before and After Schools Care with Transportation,
Holiday and School Break Care, Summer Camp
Teachers have their Master's, BA., A.S, or CDA degrees and are CPR and first aid certified. Staff also participate in annual continued education classes, seminars and online training to stay current on the most up to date trends and information in the Early Childhood Education field.
Penny Lane's Curriculum is the same as the one used by Head Start. Teachers use the IL Early Learning Standards to create lesson plans. Activities are provided in the areas of art, music, children's literature, concept development, large and small motor skills, dramatic play, listening skills, nature science and many others. An annual " Curriculum Night " is offered to give parents a review of the Curriculum and give the opportunity to ask questions and view the tools used in the classroom.