We embrace the curiosity, diversity, and the joy of learning for our students and their families.

We seek to create a welcoming environment focused on family engagement and empowerment.
We establish safe and trusting relationships and environments with students and their families.
We develop a foundation for the love of learning across home, school, and community.

The Early Learning Academy is a District 129 West Aurora Preschool for All (PFA) Illinois state funded program. This a grant funded program provided by the Illinois State Board of Education. We serve students ages 3-5 in both a 1/2 day and full day day model. As part of the grant funding requirements, families and children must demonstrate locally relevant risk factors to qualify for programming. This information is collected from families at the Preschool Screening. Our program is designed to serve 400 children in a 1/2 day preschool setting and 200 children in a full day setting. All children who attend one of our classrooms must qualify based on the requirements of our grant funding. Children who are eligible for special education services may be served in a variety of classrooms located in buildings throughout the school district.

Our mission is to provide every child with a quality early childhood experience by offering opportunities to meet the whole child's development through play. We prepare students and families for future school and life success. We value and celebrate the diverse cultures, languages, and experiences that make our school and community complete. We create supportive partnerships with families based on open communication and mutual respect.