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Eastside Educational Center, Inc.

405 S. Leopold, Mackinaw, IL

Starting at $7/hr

Eastside Educational Center provides care for children ages 6 weeks through 12 years. All of our classes, infant through school-age, follow a standards-based curriculum with the intent of providing the children a solid learning foundation.

In addition to our daycare classrooms, EEC offers children 3-5 years old a State-Funded Preschool for All program, whether it be the part-day program, or full day preschool. This program is courtesy of a grant provided by the Illinois State Board of Education, and has helped us offer FREE or Reduced preschool to the children of our area (80 children each year!) for the last three years.

We also offer a before-and-after-school program, featuring weekly Karate instruction, and excursions during school breaks. Our buses transport children to and from the public school each day, providing parents with peace of mind, knowing their children have been picked up after school, and also on early dismissals! Our before-and-after school program transitions into a Summer Camp full of karate and dance lessons, excursions, and many great learning experiences during the summer.

Eastside Educational Center accepts State Childcare Assistance. If you believe you may qualify (check rates at, please call and ask for Becky, all calls are confidential.

Please call us today for your tour of our facility. We know you'll love our programs as much as we do!
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In 2021 what types of preschool can I find near me in Mackinaw, IL?
There are two main types of preschool programs you can send your kids to in Mackinaw, IL. The first is a full-time preschool program that usually works well for parents working full-time shifts. The second is a part-time preschool program where you can enroll your child for 2-3 days per week and typically choose between a morning or afternoon shift. A part-time preschool can be a great option if you want to ease the transition of this new learning experience for your child. You can also check your options in Mackinaw, IL for traditional preschool centers, or private home-based preschools.
What should I look for in a good preschool program in Mackinaw, IL?
When you begin looking for preschools in Mackinaw, IL ask about the ratio of learning time to supervised play time so you can get a good sense of whether you believe your child's needs will be met. From there, ask about what a typical day consists of, what the safety protocols are and how discipline will be handled. Also, make sure to check directly with the preschool for information about their local licensing and credentials in Mackinaw, IL.
How can I find a preschool near me in Mackinaw, IL?
There are currently 1 preschools in Mackinaw, IL on and you can filter these local results by distance from your zip code. From there, you can compare between preschool programs by traditional facility-based preschools and private, in-home preschools. Be sure to check reviews from other families in Mackinaw, IL who have previously sent their kids to any of the preschools you are interested in.