Peoria County Bright Futures

'Preschool For All'
Mission Statement

Peoria County BRIGHT FUTURES  is an award winning, Gold Circle Quality program recognized and funded by the Illinois State Board of Education. Bright Futures celebrates the uniqueness of each child and family by building a happy and healthy foundation for a positive school experience. Using the Illinois Early Learning and Development Standards, we partner with our families, school, and community to reflect diversity and promote continuous learning. 


This is a Snap Shot of the quality Peoria County Bright Futures Classroom, reflecting 'Best Practices' in early childhood.

The Bright Futures classroom...

  • is made up of qualifying 3 and 4 year olds, based on screening results

  • has a maximum of 20 children per classroom

  • offers blended classrooms, with 15 students, in Farmington, Elmwood, Dunlap, Illini Bluffs, Oak Grove, Peoria Heights, Pleasant Hill and Princeville.

  • offers a child centered atmosphere and environment

  • is a rich learning environment with a wide range of materials for all learners

  • A research base curriculum, Creative Curriculum, approved by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE)

  • has a 4 year degreed, certified teacher and qualified assistant, approved by ISBE.

  • schedule is a minimum of 2 1/2 hours class time, five days a week

  • offers morning and afternoon sessions

  • offers transportation in various school districts

  • offers daily snacks

  • implements ongoing student assessment 

  • schedules annual fall and winter parent conferences

  • encourages parent volunteers/involvement to support the classroom

  • takes fieldtrips as part of the PNC Grow Up Great Program

  • plan family 'special events'

  • encourages families to share their culture and family strengths

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