Northside Peoria - Willow Knolls 
2327 W Willow Knolls Rd 
Peoria, Illinois 61614 
(309) 691-4326

Downtown Peoria - Greenleaf 
700 NE Greenleaf 
Peoria, Illinois 61603 
(309) 674-2938 


Conflict Resolution and Social Skills. Click to read!

So many children have Ipads or Ipods these days. We are plugged into technology from birth it seems. I am not discouraging the use of these things; many apps are wonderful at fostering the development of young minds. However, the successful child needs social interaction in order to learn conflict resolution, problem solving and powers of persuasion, as well as the ability to share. At PALS, we teach your child the skill sets of success and so much more. Come take a tour today!


Our Preschool Program in Peoria IL

Renowned Pre-K Early Education Program in Peoria, IL

Our signature preschool program fills your child’s days with fun activities that build self-esteem and moral character as well as teach life skills and values. We want to prepare each student to think, reason, produce, be responsible, achieve, excel, communicate, and be happy. We want to challenge their minds. And we want each day to be fun. Through excitement and engagement, children learn without knowing they are learning. They develop a positive sense of self because we at PALS Praise & Leadership Schools will always help them recognize and exalt their gifts. Contact us in Peoria, IL, to schedule a tour today!

What a typical day may look like

With the pre-K program at PALS Praise & Leadership Schools, your child can look forward to starting the day with social greetings and guided group activities where he can bond with his peers. As the day progresses, every child is given a job they’re responsible for. These jobs include helping the teacher set up activities, sprinkling kindness, or many other appropriate and fun activities. All children are made to feel their input is helpful and meaningful and they’re part of a larger community.

Group learning then moves to counting games and activities to help develop foundational arithmetic skills and knowledge about the natural world. Other learning concepts include pattern recognition, colors, and basic language skills.

After creative playtime, the children participate in activities that reinforce social skills, group lessons that implement virtues, and journaling to develop reading and writing skills. Your child’s day will be filled with fun, learning, and friendship as she progresses through our program. Contact us today for more information about our admissions process.

Compassionate developmental education

At PALS, we believe every child has the right to feel supported, nurtured, and loved. Our staff is fully certified in early childhood education techniques, and each member has passed rigorous background checks to verify eligibility to work with your children.

Our team utilizes both group-run and individual-run learning activities that will inspire your child to love learning and care for those around them. Our well-maintained, child-friendly facilities are always secure. When you’re looking for more than basic daycare can offer and want to give your child a head start in their elementary years, there’s no better choice than PALS Praise & Leadership Schools.

Preparing your child for success

At PALS Praise & Leadership Schools, we understand your child’s success is at the heart of everything you do. In the same spirit, we offer unmatched educational opportunities in a supportive and safe environment. As your little ones play and engage in guided activities, games, and lessons, they’ll learn to empathize with their peers, develop critical thinking skills, and build personal responsibility. These foundational lessons will help your child with future success in school and in life. We’re happy to give you a personalized tour of our facility and our program. Contact us today to schedule a tour in Peoria, IL.

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