Welcome to Early Years

The Early Years Program began in 1986 with 1 classroom at Lafayette School, 2 teachers and a teacher's aide. There were 15 students the first year.

Today the program has grown to include 8 classrooms in our Early Years Center at 516 Jordan Street. We also have a classroom in Murrayville at the Murrayville United Methodist Church hall. There are 8 teachers, 8 paraprofessionals, 3 Parent Educators, a Principal, a secretary, a nurse, and 2 custodians on staff to serve 240 students.  

A Birth to 3 program staffed by 7 Parent Educators has also been added to Early Years to provide services for families with younger children. The Birth to 3 program currently serves about 100 families within the Jacksonville School District.

We have enjoyed serving the Jacksonville community for over 30 years and look forward to many more years of growth and learning!

Recent News

Welcome to the 2018 - 2019 School Year!

The Early Years Program has moved!  We are at 516 Jordan Street effective August 22, 2018.  Our phone number is still the same and we can be reached at 217-243-2876.

Full day classes are from 
8-2:30
Morning classes are from 
8:00-10:45
Afternoon classes are from 
11:45-2:30.


Please join us for our Open House on Thursday, September 20th from 5:30 - 7:00!
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Arrival & Dismissal: 

Parent/visitor parking is allowed in the west lot. There is no parking allowed in front of the school on Jordan Street from 7:15 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. or from 2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. to ensure the safety of our students and to avoid blocking traffic. The east lot is for staff parking and loading and unloading of buses only.

The main door at the front of the building on Jordan Street is the only entrance and exit to be used by families and children or any other visitors to Early Years.

From 8:00 to 8:35 take students to their classroom. After 8:35 you must sign them in at the office. For afternoon classes, if after 12:00 p.m., you must sign them in at the office.
Be sure that your child is never left alone and walk them to the Gym or the classroom door. Parents bringing children to PM classes will need to be buzzed in and wait with their child in the foyer.

All buildings are locked for student safety. The Early Years building is locked after 
8:35 a.m. and will remain locked for the rest of the day. Visitors (including parents and caregivers) must check-in at the office, if after 8:35 for full day/morning classes or 12:00 for afternoon classes, to receive a pass before being welcomed into the classroom
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At dismissal, children will be released to the parent by the teacher or assistant.  For safety reasons, you must walk up to receive your child; we will not send them to you. Weather permitting, children will be in their designated class area in front of the school for pickup. In the case of inclement weather, students may be picked up in the Gym.


Early Years 2018 - 2019 Calendar
2018 - 2019 Calendar


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