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 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!
Peppermint Pre-School is such a great school for kids. Both of my boys attended Peppermint and have had wonderful experiences. They love their teachers and the rest of the staff at Peppermint. They really make it a fun environment for learning and building social skills. As a Peppermint alumnus myself I am so thrilled to have my children go through this program and love it as much as I did. We couldn't think of a better place to send our kids for their first years of school.
We absolutely love Peppermint Preschool! Our daughter is in Ms Tara’s 3’s class and dose not stop talking about school. Within the first couple of weeks she had learned so much! Knowing she is reaching her academic needs puts us as ease. With the amazing staff we can not recommend Peppermint Preschool enough!
Our oldest started at Wee Care Day Care right at 1 year old. Coming from an in-home daycare, we were worried about all the typical transitions that might accompany such a big change, but we were quickly shown how caring each and every one of the staff are at Wee Care. A year or two later, our 12 week old joined Wee Care. On top of caring for our children, the teachers have worked alongside us, as parents, to help problem solve and get through some of those rough/tricky times that ultimately come along with having little ones, in general. They continue to go above and beyond our expectation and never fail to treat our kids like their own. As our boys are getting older, we are continuously shown that these trends are the core value of Wee Care. We thank our lucky stars daily that our boys are part of the Wee Care family!