121 W. Elm St. | Alton, IL
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Kreative Kids Learning Center provides services to children ages 6 weeks to 12 years, including before and after school care and a full day summer school age program. Take a Virtual Tour of the Center!

Frequently Asked Questions

Selecting a caregiver for your child is an important and challenging decision. Parents need to feel confident that their child is safe, nurtured and developing physically, intellectually and emotionally. We have provided the following list of questions to aid you in evaluating caregivers.

Is the environment safe and healthy?

Kreative Kids Learning Center uses a single point of entry into the facility and we monitor who enters and leaves the facility using surveillance cameras. The Center has video-tape monitoring of all infant/toddler and preschool classrooms. The Center has a full time maintenance staff to clean and care for the facility.

Are the staff experienced and caring?

Kreative Kids Learning Center has an experienced, credentialed staff, including staff who have achieved an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. Our staff are passionate about their work and the children they care for. Find out more about our staff in the “Programs” section of the web-site.

Do the staff follow a developmentally appropriate curriculum?

Kreative Kids Learning Center implements the nationally recognized and research based “Creative Curriculum.” Creative Curriculum is a child-driven approach that focuses on developing the child physically, cognitively and emotionally. The Center’s approach is consistent with the objectives of the Illinois Early Learning Standards.

Has the program been independently assessed for quality of service?

Kreative Kids Learning Center is recognized as a Gold Circle of Quality Center by Excelerate Illinois, the Illinois State Quality Rating System for childcare. The Gold Circle is the highest level of achievement awarded to childcare facilities.

Is the cost of care affordable for a middle income family?

Kreative Kids Learning Center offers an income-based fee structure to support families in gaining access to quality care for their child. The Center offers scholarship assistance to families with demonstrated need based upon income and family size.

What’s the best method for evaluating a child care provider?

Visit the provider and take a tour. At Kreative Kids Learning Center we have an open door policy for families to visit. We enjoy having the opportunity to show families around our facility and have them see our staff in action.

Registration for New Families

The Center registration process requires:

  1. One time registration fee ($20.00 per family)
  2. Completion of the enrollment packet (available at the Center office)
  3. Copy of a recent physical and shot records (including blood hemoglobin and lead levels)
  4. Copy of each child’s official birth certificate

Fee Structure

Child care fees are based on the age of the child and scheduled days of attendance (3 day minimum). Child care fees include care, educational programming, meals (breakfast, lunch, nutritious snack) equipment and materials. There is a one-time $20.00 registration fee for new families enrolling their child(ren). In addition to the regular fee structure the Center participates in the Illinois Child Care Subsidy program and provides two levels of scholarship assistance for families with demonstrated need.

Families may qualify for financial assistance with child care fees through one of the Center’s two scholarship programs or through the Illinois Child Care subsidy program. For information about Illinois Child Care subsidy contact:

Scholarship Assistance Plans

United Way Funded

The Center is committed to empowering families to achieve financial independence while maintaining their children in quality childcare. Through the support of the United Way of Greater St. Louis, the Center provides scholarship funds to families who lose eligibility for Illinois Child Care subsidy. When the Center receives notice from the subsidy program that a family’s income exceeds eligibility levels, the family will be offered a scholarship that increases their former co-payment amount by fifteen percent (15%).

Gold Circle Funded

The Center supports middle income families who are not eligible for Illinois Child Care subsidy and yet need assistance to pay the regular fees charged by the Center. Families whose income and family size warrant scholarship assistance will be provided a scholarship amount based on income and family size. Families are required to demonstrate proof of income to qualify for scholarship. Scholarship eligibility is reviewed every six months.

More Information

If you are interested in enrolling your child in our program and want more information, to schedule a tour, or meet with our staff, please contact us.

Enrollment Information



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121 W. Elm Street | Alton, IL 62002