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All day care offered by a child care professional with over 15 years experience

Spark Early Learning, in Carmi, Illinois, is owned and operated by Julie Jackson, a professional educator with over 15 years of experience. Julie holds a B.S. Ed from Eastern Illinois University, as well as Illinois 03 (El. Ed.) and 04 (Early Childhood) teaching certificates.

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The guiding philosophy of Spark Early Learning is that children greatly benefit by learning in smaller groups in which they can take part in long-term projects facilitated by an adult who encourages them to use their natural instinct to ask questions and explore.

Spark offers all day care and education in a home environment for your child age 2 to 12 years with individualized attention and nutritious meals. Contact me today at 618-382-5224 or e-mail me.

“Small but yet fun and engaging for my kids. My kids don’t get lost in the shuffle and get more one on one interaction. Bonus!!! Nutritious food and snacks!!”

Haywood FamilyCarmi, Illinois

SCHEDULE

Children need a predictable and stable routine to avoid feeling stressed. Below is the basic but flexible schedule your child can expect throughout the day at Spark Early Learning.

ActivityTime
Arrival/Breakfast7:15AM - 8:15AM
Free Choice8:00AM - 9:00AM
Journals/Group Time9:00AM - 9:30AM
A.M. Snack9:30AM - 9:45AM
Free Choice/Table Activity9:45AM - 10:45AM
Clean Up/Outside Time10:45AM - 11:30AM
Hand Washing/Media Time11:30AM - 12:00PM
Lunch12:00PM - 12:30PM
Rest Time12:30PM - 2:30PM
P.M. Snack2:30PM - 3:00PM
Free Choice/Pick Up3:00PM - 5:00PM

OUR CURRICULUM | WHAT YOUR CHILD WILL LEARN

Children are learning during every part of their day. Whether they are eating a meal, taking part in group time, enjoying a free choice or playing outside, opportunities for acquiring new skills are present. An “emergent curriculum” in which meaningful learning experiences are created based on the childrens’ interests, is used.

MEAL TIME
  • Cleanliness
  • Simple Food Preparation
  • Cutting, Spreading
  • Sharing, One-To-One Correspondence
  • Simple Meal Planning
  • Moderation
  • Following Directions
  • Measuring
  • Mixing
OUTDOORS
| FIELD TRIPS
  • Running
  • Jumping
  • Pedaling
  • Balance
  • Climbing
  • Throwing
  • Kicking
  • Catching
  • Group Participation
GROUP TIME
  • Listening
  • Making Predictions
  • Comprehension
  • Counting
  • Awareness of Time
  • Asking/Answering Questions
  • Participating In Conversation
  • Number and Letter Recognition
  • Sharing Ideas
  • Story Re-telling
FREE PLAY
  • Persistence
  • Compromise
  • Making Choices
  • Creativity
  • Sorting
  • Responsibility
  • Respect for Materials
  • Make Believe
  • Beginning Writing Skills
  • Explore Cause and Effect
  • Problem Solving
  • Building Objects

PHOTO GALLERY

We like to have a lot of fun at Spark!

We really enjoy spending time and learning with all of our friends at Spark Early Learning. Here are some photos to show the activities and field trips we take part in.

 

CONTACT US

Spark Early Learning provides child care for families in the Carmi, Illinois area.