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Early Learning Academy

Attention Parents / Guardians:

 

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August 19, 2021

Dear Parent, 

Congratulations! You have selected Casa Central CSC Child Development Center, an early learning program that has achieved the Gold Circle of Quality through ExceleRate Illinois, the state's quality recognition and improvement system for early learning and development programs. Read more here.

 

 

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August 19, 2021

Estimados padres,


¡Felicidades! Usted ha seleccionado Casa Central CSC Child Development Center, un programa de aprendizaje temprano que ha logrado el Círculo de Calidad Gold a través de ExceleRate Illinois, el sistema de reconocimiento de la calidad y el Sistema de mejora de los programas para el aprendizaje y el desarrollo temprano del estado de Illinois. Leer más aquí.

 

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INTERESTED IN LEARNING MORE ABOUT OUR EARLY LEARNING PROGRAMS?

To receive more information about our ELA programs please fill out the following form:



 

¡vea Un recorrido por nuestro programa en el centro de la Academia de Aprendizaje Temprano (ELA)!

 

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ABOUT OUR EARLY LEARNING ACADEMY

For over 40 years, Casa Central’s Early Learning Academy (ELA) has provided safe, nurturing, bilingual, and bicultural early childhood programming with proven results. The ELA offers center-based and home-based options for children to help prepare them to excel in kindergarten and beyond. We welcome children with special needs.

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who we are

Casa Central is one of the largest Hispanic social service agencies in the Midwest.

Since 1954, Casa Central has delivered evidenced-based, award winning programming in response to the needs of the Hispanic community. Through comprehensive, family-centered programming, Casa Central is the conduit through which thousands of individuals build hope for the future, equipping themselves to achieve a sustainable, higher quality of life for the benefit of self, family, community, and society.

 

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center-based program

Our ELA center-based program provides full-day programs for parents seeking a structured learning environment for their child.

- Services for children ages 2-5

- Open from 7:30 am to 5 pm Monday to Friday

- Certified teachers with low classroom ratios to support individualized attention

- Math, literacy, language, physical and social-emotional learning

 

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At Casa Central, we are committed to doing everything possible to support our community. It starts with a healthy, safe environment when your child is away from home. We have closely followed guidance from the CDC, as well as state and local authorities, to enhance and strengthen our existing rigorous procedures.

  • Screening staff and children upon arrival for temperature, symptoms, or other risk factors for COVID-19
  • Providing protective face coverings for all staff members and children
  • Conducting regular wellness checks throughout the day

 

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Our ELA home-based program provides support to parents and caregivers, recognizing them as their children's first and most important teachers.

- Services for children ages 0-5

- Weekly home visits

- Individualized lesson plans for each child and family

 

 

WHY CASA CENTRAL'S EARLY LEARNING ACADEMY

Our licensed professionals provide early childhood education for children ages 0-5 both either in our center or in your home. We prepare all early learners for kindergarten by fostering their development.

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services

  State-certified bilingual and bicultural teachers
  Free field trips
  Warm nutritional meals and snacks
  Health screenings
  Parent meetings & workshops
  Engaging activities & events
  Multidisciplinary team, including experts in children's health, nutrition, wellbeing, development, and more
 

 

1our values

At Casa Central, we strive to consistently provide the highest quality of service, integrity, and respect to the individuals and families we serve.

2Accreditation & Awards

Casa Central is accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA) and is the recipient of numerous honors from prestigious organizations like ExceleRate Illinois Awards of Excellence.

 

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Founded in 1977, the Council on Accreditation (COA) is an international, independent, nonprofit organization that accredits human and social service providers.

 

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NOTICE: Casa Central is not associated with the nursing home facility located at 1401 N. California Ave., Chicago, IL (Center Home Property, LLC). Center Home is not owned, operated nor in any way affiliated with Casa Central. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the nursing home, Center Home for Hispanic Elderly, please contact them directly at (773) 782-8700.


If you are seeking information regarding programs for older adults, Casa Central does offer Home Care Services and the Adult Wellness Center, which is a day service.  Note, the Adult Wellness Center is temporarily closed and will re-open soon. Contact Casa Central directly for more information at 773-645-2300.

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