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Learn by Doing

We learn what we learn primarily by doing, not listening.

Hands-on learning at preschool means the children are active learners throughout the day: exploring with materials, learning by doing, moving throughout the classroom, and interacting with one another. The teacher acts as a facilitator— not by telling the children what to do with the materials— but by asking questions that challenge them to use them in new and creative ways. A teacher skilled at hands-on learning will often begin her inquiries with how: How can you build that bigger without it falling? How can you make sure those plants grow healthy? How can you all play together so everyone has a turn?

Beyond the Books

Our staff engages each child in activities that stimulates and encourages intellectual growth with an emphasis on socialization skills, gross motor and fine motor skills, language development, self-help and cognitive skills. The result is an environment that is warm, nurturing and fun as well as intellectually stimulating and socially comprehensive.

There are social-emotional as well as academic skills to be learned while children are riding bikes, chasing butterflies or just cloud watching. Therefore the schedule in each of our classrooms allows for 30 minutes of gross motor activities (physical play) twice a day (each day) for our children. 


How To Register Your Child for Aldridge

Schedule a time to tour our facility and meet with the Enrollment Manager to get answers to specific questions.  When you schedule your appointment, the Enrollment Manager will list for you the documentation needed to complete an enrollment.  After the tour and visit, if you would like to proceed with the enrollment, the Enrollment Manager will give you the required paperwork. 

There is a $15, per family, enrollment fee.

Call For Inquiry

(309) 755-5031

Mail For Inquiry


There is a $15 enrollment fee per family


Schedule a tour of our facility


Meet with our Enrollment Manager


Complete the required paperwork

Additional Services

We offer some additional services for the convenience of our communities.


The center has three 15 passenger vehicles used to transport children to and from school.  Two vehicles are activity busses while the other is a van.

We transport children to and from the following schools:
Eagle Ridge
Geo O’ Barr
Hampton Elementary

On a limited basis we provide transportation from homes to the center.

Head Start Collaboration

If you are interested in enrolling your child in our on-site Head Start classroom, please speak to our Enrollment Manager.


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.