Superior, Safe, and Loving Child Care Services
To enhance children's cognitive, physical and moral development through early education and play To encourage their creativity and self-expression for language and social/ emotional development To nurture self-confidence and social skills through positive reinforcement and support from our experienced staff
For more than 30 years, Wee Care Day Care has provided an enriched learning experience helping children to build a solid educational and social foundation – with all the fun of childhood mixed in. We are located in the south wing of the EvUCC facility and offer all day care for children ages 6 weeks to kindergarten. We include a structured, well-balanced Preschool learning program each morning for the toddler through Pre-K classes, followed by lunch, a rest, and an afternoon of more fun, learning activities. Celebrating our 50TH YEAR! - Peppermint Preschool is the Highland Community’s cornerstone Preschool Program. We are located in the west wing of the EvUCC facility and we provide a nurturing, educational environment for 3-5 year old’s through our half day Preschool programs. Our talented teachers focus on school readiness, social, emotional and intellectual development and what every child needs – love and care! Our entire facility is licensed by the Illinois Department of Child and Family Services (DCFS). Hot, healthy lunches from our kitchen are provided for the children who attend our all-day Wee Care program. We offer a secured facility, accessible by personal security codes, as well as an indoor/outdoor recording camera system to keep our children and families safe. All staff are CPR and First Aid trained as well as professionally background checked. All staff regularly attend professional development training to stay updated on the latest and greatest information concerning children, families, health, and educational needs.
We love Peppermint School. It is such a wonderful first experience to prepare children for kindergarten and future grades. The teachers and staff are all amazing with the kids and friendly and interactive with the parents as well. They have a full schedule of activities each day that really makes learning fun; they include music, singing, dancing, arts & crafts and many other games too. The smaller class sizes ensure a lot of time and attention for each child and it's a great environment for socialization that isn't too overwhelming. My kids were and are always excited to tell me about their day and so proud of their work. I love seeing their big smiles and how proud they are each day at pick up. It's very comforting knowing my kids are in a great place with great people.
We LOVE Peppermint Preschool and all the teachers. Peppermint Preschool helps with social, cognitive, and physical skills that are needed to start kindergarten. We enjoy being able to start our kids at age 3 and watching the progress through age 4. As a Peppermint Preschool alumni, it is also fun to see my kids play and learn where I did years ago!
I cannot say enough wonderful things about Peppermint Preschool and their staff. My daughter and son both went/go there and because of the wonderful teachers and staff they LOVE going to school. I am always impressed how clean the facility is and the steps they take to keep it and our kids safe. The teachers are so wonderful, patient, fun and loving. My children talk about how much they love Ms. Tara and Ms. Amanda daily. I will ALWAYS recommend Peppermint Preschool to anyone looking. I give them a 5 star review and plus some!
We absolutely love Wee Care! We have been going for almost a year. Our son has learned so much in Miss Donna's class and loves going! Our daughter has started taking so much more and is learning a lot too in her class! We love all the teachers and wouldn't change a thing!