New Children’s Learning Center in Berwyn Offers Creative Curriculum
Most childhood experts agree that early childhood programming prepares children for success in kindergarten and beyond. Childcare centers with experienced, well-trained teachers and stimulating activities offers children an opportunity to learn, socialize and understand themselves in relation to others. In order to support these goals, Peques Wiggles & Giggles Learning Center, a new daycare and learning center located at 6416 W Ogden Avenue, has moved into south Berwyn. The center officially opened on March 11 and held a ribbon cutting on April 3 in partnership with the (BDC).
Peques Wiggles & Giggles Learning Center is a state-licensed daycare and educational learning center with staff holding more than ten years of early childhood education experience. All staff members are CPR and First Aid certified. Children also receive healthy and nutritious meals every day. According to owner Sandra Delgado, “Our first priority is to provide a happy comfortable environment in which children can increase their skills. Our mission at Peques Wiggles & Giggles Learning Center is to provide a high-quality and safe environment for our children.“
With a mission of supporting life-long learning, the center accepts children ages 15 months through 12 years. After school care is provided for children ages 6-12 years. The teaching staff works with Teaching Strategies® GOLD Creative Curriculum. The program is a combination of curriculum, assessment, professional development for the teachers, and family connection resources to fully support every child’s individual needs. The curriculum’s cornerstone is to guide teachers to plan learning experiences that create positive and exciting environments for everyone. The children’s studies focus on literacy, mathematics, arts, and technology as they explore concepts in science and social studies. The program is designed to stimulate social, emotional, physical and cognitive development.
Cynthia Moran, Director of Peques, explained, “We definitely wanted to create something different, a healthy and safe place with well-educated staff. We recognize children as unique individuals with a special set of interests, needs, and abilities. The children can choose their activities, giving them the chance to make their own decisions. This helps children enhance their self-esteem and a positive self-image.”
Jon Fey, BDC Board President, noted, “This space is wonderful. The variety of activities that you have really makes your place special. Your services are a great addition to our Route 66 corridor.” Mayor Robert J. Lovero concluded, “You took this place from a shell and transformed it into a space where our young families can bring their children to thrive. This business fits perfectly into our community.”