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Knowledge is a ticket out of poverty.

A Safe & Loving Space For All Children.

The Salvation Army Child Care Center is here to be for your kids when you can't. Together we can ensure the well-being and growth of Peoria's youth.

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Our Child Care Center has achieved a Gold Star rating from the Illinois Department of Human Services.

We are also accredited through the National Association for the Education of Young Children & licensed by the State of Illinois Department of Children and Family Services.

Our qualified & competent teaching staff provide consistency in your child/grandchild's life.

The Peoria Child Care Center is open to all youth from Ages 6 weeks to 5 years old - Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Our facilities have a lot to offer that help develop self-expression and foster stronger, positive self-esteem through communication & relationships.
Have any questions?
Find out more by calling us today at (309) 655-7283 Sending Us An Email Or visiting us at 210 Spalding Avenue

Here are just a few of the things we offer:

  • Challenging & Creative Activities for All Children
  • Age Appropriate Curriculum for All Classes
  • High Quality Programming
  • A Christian Environment 
  • Flexible Hours
  • Lactation Accommodation
  • Outdoor Play Area

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Beyond The Child Care Center
The Salvation Army Has Many Youth Services:

Homework assistance and counseling

At The Salvation Army, we provide one-on-one teaching assistance to help kids of all ages with school work, study guidance and literacy advancement. We open our doors to anyone in need and never discriminate based on gender, ethnicity, or socioeconomic level.

Sports, Camps and extracurricular activities

Through a variety of no-fee and low cost after-school programs, we provide safe ways for kids to to make friends and participate in activities they couldn't otherwise afford, especially through our Summer Camp Programs!

Dance, art and music programs

We work to provide music and arts programs that many schools can no longer afford. From choirs to instrument training, poetry to painting, drama to dance, after-school lessons and activities help introduce children to the beauties of the fine arts.

Parental involvement coaching

We work to develop relationships with parents in efforts to encourage familial support in the education process.

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Poverty impacts education.

Students from low income families are seven times more likely to drop out than those from families with higher incomes.

When you give to The Salvation Army, you provide funding for programs that help support kids educational needs. Donate now.


Children in poverty have greater learning challenges.

Children who live below the poverty line are 1.3 times more likely to develop mental delays or learning disabilities than those who don?t live in poverty.

When you give to The Salvation Army, you provide funding for programs that help support kids educational needs. Donate now.


Lack of education leads to lack of income.

31% of young adults without a high school diploma currently live in poverty.

When you give to The Salvation Army, you provide funding for programs that help support kids' educational needs. Donate now.


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The Salvation Army is here
to help more kids learn more things.

Watch how we help ensure that kids in every community get the educational opportunities they deserve.

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