• Happy Happy Birthday to Miss Janelle...we hope you are enjoying your day!!!!September 26th, 2016
  • Zearing Child Enrichment Center is a non-profit child care center serving children birth-school age. We are seeking full time and part time teachers, as well substitutes to join our program. We are in need of assistants and teacher qualified employees.
    Assistants: High school diploma or GED required. Associates or higher preferred
    Teachers: At least 60 semester hours (or 90 quarter hours) of credits from an accredited college or university with six semester or nine quarter hours in courses related directly to child care and/or child development, from birth to age six. Associates or higher preferred
    Substitutes: At least 60 semester hours (or 90 quarter hours) of credits from an accredited college or university with six semester or nine quarter hours in courses related directly to child care and/or child development, from birth to age six. Associates or higher preferred
    Please contact Lauren Widmer or Nicole Sampson at 8158752335 for further questions or visit us to fill out an application at:
    Zearing Child Enrichment Center
    633 Masonic Drive
    Princeton, IL 61356
    September 20th, 2016
  • Happy Happy Birthday to Miss Emily...we hope you have a great day!!!September 19th, 2016
  • Don't forget to wear your Blue & White tomorrow to support our Princeton Tigers! 🏈🏈September 15th, 2016
  • We are needing to get rid of some big old tables and multiple chairs...does anyone know who we can call or where we can take these items for disposal?September 14th, 2016
  • We are currently seeking:
    A Full Time Teacher & substitutes, must meet DCFS qualifications. Please call 815-875-2335 or email nicolesampson@mtco.com if interested.
    September 12th, 2016
  • Just a reminder that all of your ZCEC staff will be at the Heartland Fun Fair this morning from 9:00-11:00! Come on out and see us!!!!September 10th, 2016
  • The Homestead Festival starts one week from today which means the annual Heartland Bank Fun Fair is almost here! Come on out and see all of your favorite ZCEC staff on Saturday, September 10th from 9:00-11:00 AM. We will be in the Pleasant Street parking lot behind the main branch of Heartland Bank. There will be face painting, games, & prizes. The Princeton Fire Department in conjunction with Safe Kids USA will also be providing car seat safety checks!!! We hope to see you all there!!!September 1st, 2016
  • We would like you to help us welcome our new director, Lauren Widmer. Lauren is a graduate of Northern Illinois University with a Bachelor's degree in Child Development. Lauren previously worked at ZCEC in 2012 as a school age teacher and a preschool teacher. She left ZCEC to pursue a position with Child Care Connection in Peoria IL as a Quality Specialist. She is looking forward to once again be a part of our ZCEC family. She would like to get to know all of the children and families, so feel free to stop in and say "Hello!"August 30th, 2016
  • Happy Happy Birthday to Miss Hailey...we hope you enjoy your day!!!!August 29th, 2016
  • We are currently seeking:
    Part-time Teachers, must meet DCFS qualifications. Please call 815-875-2335 or email nicolesampson@mtco.com if interested.
    August 23rd, 2016
  • We hope everyone has a great weekend!August 19th, 2016
  • It's been another great summer here at ZCEC! We are now looking forward to a GREAT school year!

    The kindergartners & their parents did "Ride the Bus" day today. They were so excited to finally be getting on the bus!! Thursday is the first official day of school for the kids (except Kindergarten) with early dismissal at 2:00 PM. Thursday is also another BIG day for the kindergartners because they finally get to meet their teacher and see their classroom. Their first official day of school is Friday!

    We wish all the children, teachers & families an amazing year!!
    August 15th, 2016
  • GOOD MORNING(S)
    Staring the morning on a happy note can set the tone for your youngster's entire day. Use these tips to build a back-to-school routine that makes mornings flow smoothly at home, which helps days flow smoothly at school.
    Before Bed: What could your child do before bed to make her mornings easier? She might lay out her clothes and shoes, choose an item for show and share, and decide what to eat for breakfast. Suggest that she create a poster with her to-do list. She could draw a picture of each night time task and tape the poster to her wall where she can check it before bed.
    In the morning: Encourage your youngster to do the same things in the same order so they become a calm habit. For example, she can get dressed, eat breakfast, and then brush her teeth. Have her make up a fun song to sing as a reminder. "First I need to put on my clothes, my clothes, my clothes, my colthes, and then it's time for breakfast!"
    After School: Together, go through our child's backpack. Let her show you her papers and tell you about her day. Read notes and sign field trip permission slips. Then, help her pack items needed for the next day(papers, extra items, homework). Your youngster will love catching up with you, and you'll both get a jump on tomorrow. :)
    July 21st, 2016

Welcome to Zearing Child Enrichment Center!

On behalf of Zearing Child Enrichment Center Inc. (ZCEC) Board of Director's, Administrative Team and staff we appreciate your interest in our quality childcare programs, and services.

ZCEC has provided high quality educational childcare services to area families for over 35 years. We are a service-oriented not-for-profit agency that offers developmentally appropriate programs for children age's six-weeks through twelve years.

The programs we provide enhance the physical, social-emotional, communication/language, and cognitive development of children while contributing to the economic vitality of our community.

Our teaching staff aligns the daily age-appropriate curriculum with the Illinois Early Learning Standards set by the Illinois State Board of Education: Division of Early Childhood Education.

We look forward in hearing from you and invite you to visit our center at your earliest convenience.

Sincerely,

Lauren Widmer
 Center Director

Zearing Child Enrichment Center,Inc
Providing Excellence in Educational Child Care Services Since 1974!