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Aldridge Early Learning Center

Providing quality childcare for the children and families of the Quad Cities. We believe each child has strengths that can be enhanced through new learning opportunities.


Our Environment

The Aldridge Early Learning Center is committed to the care, education and safety of our children. We hire qualified teachers and assistants who are well versed in the best practices of early childhood education. Each member of our team nurtures each child in her care in a safe, supportive, learning environment.

489 27th Street
East Moline, IL 61244

(309) 755-5031


M-F: 5:15am – 6:00pm

Our Center is open year round


Programs & Curriculum

We use the research based Creative Curriculum® in all of our classrooms as our curriculum model. The Illinois Early Learning Standards are incorporated into our lesson plan objectives. The curriculum objectives are met through a variety of child centered activities designed to engage children in the act of learning.

Parents are always welcome to come visit their child’s classroom during regular business hours. No appointment is needed.


Mission & Philosophy

Mission: To provide quality childcare for the children and families of the Quad Cities.

Philosophy: Each child has strengths that can be enhanced through new learning opportunities.

A Word
Beverly Clark

From Our Executive Director

” The Aldridge Early Learning Center provides quality care and programming to infants, children and youth ranging in age from six weeks to 12 years. Our community-based Center provides the Quad City area children access to a wide range of age appropriate social, emotional and educational opportunities by combining the features of daycare with developmental programming. “

– Beverly Clark


Upcoming Events & Activities




National Holiday - No School

The Center will be closed in observance of Memorial Day. Enjoy your three  day weekend.

Event Info

The custom of honoring ancestors by cleaning cemeteries and decorating graves is an ancient and worldwide tradition, but the specific origin of Memorial Day, or Decoration Day as it was first known, are unclear.

In early rural America, this duty was usually performed in late summer and was an occasion for family reunions and picnics. After the Civil War, America’s need for a secular, patriotic ceremony to honor its military dead became prominent, as monuments to fallen soldiers were erected and dedicated, and ceremonies centering on the decoration of soldiers’ graves were held in towns and cities throughout the nation.

After World War I, the day expanded to honor those who have died in all American wars.




National Holiday - No School

No School in observance of the 4th of July. This Holiday is also known as Independence Day.

Event Info

Independence Day is a day of family celebrations with picnics and barbecues, showing a great deal of emphasis on the American tradition of political freedom. Activities associated with the day include watermelon or hotdog eating competitions and sporting events, such as baseball games, three-legged races, swimming activities and tug-of-war games.

Many people display the American flag outside their homes or buildings. Many communities arrange fireworks that are often accompanied by patriotic music. The most impressive fireworks are shown on television. Some employees use one or more of their vacation days to create a long weekend so that they can escape the heat at their favorite beach or vacation spot.




National Holiday - No School

No School in observance of the annual Labor Day Holiday. Where has Summer gone?

Event Info

Labor Day is an annual holiday to celebrate the economic and social contributions of workers to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of the country. In the United States, Labor Day is a federal holiday observed on the first Monday of September.

In the United States, Labor Day is customarily viewed as the end of the summer vacation season, although school starting times now may vary.

Labor Day has its origins in the labor union movement, specifically the eight-hour day movement, which advocated eight hours for work, eight hours for recreation, and eight hours for rest. In the United States the first Labor Day holiday was celebrated on Tuesday, September 5, 1882, in New York City. The idea spread with the growth of labor organizations, and in 1885 Labor Day was celebrated in many industrial centers of the country. Oregon was the first state to make it a holiday on February 21, 1887. By the time it became a federal holiday in 1894, thirty states officially celebrated Labor Day.




National Holiday - No School

The Center will be closed in observance of Thanksgiving. Enjoy your holiday and be sure to give thanks.

Event Info

Thanksgiving. President Abraham Lincoln declared the final Thursday in November as a national day of thanksgiving.

Illinois is one of the largest pumpkin growing states in the country.




National Holiday - No School

No School in observance of Christmas. Have a fantastic Christmas holiday with your family and friends.

Event Info

Christmas is both a sacred religious holiday and a worldwide cultural and commercial phenomenon. For two millennia, people around the world have been observing it with traditions and practices that are both religious and secular in nature. Christians celebrate Christmas Day as the anniversary of the birth of Jesus of Nazareth, a spiritual leader whose teachings form the basis of their religion. Popular customs include exchanging gifts, decorating Christmas trees, attending church, sharing meals with family and friends and, of course, waiting for Santa Claus to arrive. December 25–Christmas Day–has been a federal holiday in the United States since 1870.





National Holiday - No School

No School in observance of New Years. New beginnings . The start of a brand new year.

Event Info

Civilizations around the world have been celebrating the start of each new year for at least four millennia. Today, most New Year’s festivities begin on December 31 (New Year’s Eve), the last day of the Gregorian calendar, and continue into the early hours of January 1 (New Year’s Day). Common traditions include attending parties, eating special New Year’s foods, making resolutions for the new year and watching fireworks displays.


Our Center

Facilities and Services 

In February of 2004 we opened our new childcare facility. In conjunction with this move, we changed the center’s name from the Florence Aldridge Child Development Center to the Aldridge Early Learning Center. We are extremely proud of our facility and encourage you to visit us and take a tour.

We are licensed by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services. We are equipped to serve children from age 6 weeks through 12 years.

 Amazing daycare My family is grateful. So many good staff.. Not only do they care for the children.. They also Have a lot of Parent/ community involvement.

Susan Willow

 Great place for your children to be. Beverly Clark is the executive director for this establishment. The staff is amazing. Very patient and understanding. Extremely friendly and very communicative.
Sereya Angaél

 The staff are caring and engaged. The menu has healthier food then most other childcare centers. The curriculum is great. I highly recommend Aldridge!

Kimberly Dyer

 My daughter is learning so much and has so many friends…definitely recommending to my friends and family!

Ericka Blakely



News & Announcements

Stay up to date on everything that’s going on at the Center!

Eligibility Information for State Assistance

Help paying for Child Care The Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) works with Aldridge Early Learning Center to provide state assistance to families who are Illinois residents, income qualified and in an approved activity such as employment, attending school,...


We are now able to increase our enrollment to 108 children effective Monday, June 15th. There are new guidelines governing how we operate as we enter into Phase III of the governor's Restore Illinois plan. Some of the guidelines are: Parents will be able to walk their...


Age Groups Served


Year Established

Get In Touch

489 27th St.
East Moline, IL 61244

(309) 755-5031


M-F: 5:15am - 6pm

Non-Discrimination Policy

Aldridge Early Learning Center does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.

Aldridge Early Learning Center is an equal opportunity employer. We will not discriminate and will take affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the bases of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.