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Melissa Mendoza-Thompson

Marycrest Early Childhood Center

303 Purdue Court
Joliet, IL 60436-1196

P (815) 725-1100| F (815) 741-7632

Morning Session 9:10 am - 11:40 am
Afternoon Session 12:35 pm - 3:05 pm

Pre-School Screening Request - CLICK HERE

Gold Circle of Quality Award

Board Recognition

Aspen Family Portal



A Message from Principal

Melissa Mendoza-Thompson

Welcome to Marycrest Early Childhood Center where our motto is Providing Bright Beginnings to Joliet's Children and Families! We work cooperatively with our families to provide a bright beginning to an even brighter school career. At Marycrest Early Childhood Center, our dedicated staff ensures that all of our students are ready to learn when they leave our program by providing opportunities for children to grow in four developmental areas: Social/Emotional, Physical, Cognitive and Language. We carefully design a friendly, safe and inclusive environment where every child is considered precious and is loved, cherished and nurtured. We welcome and encourage our parents to participate in their child's education in a variety of ways. Together as a family, we will ensure a bright start for our youngest student.

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Click here to submit a Pre-School Screening Request

School Hours

Morning Session

9:00 am - 11:30 am

Afternoon Session

12:30 pm - 3:00 pm

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