Get ready to unleash your child's inner innovator in a playful learning environment bursting with STEAM adventures.

Welcome to Peoria's leading STEAM childcare and preschool.

At A+, we exist to prepare Peoria-area children for kindergarten and beyond by providing them with an engaging, STEAM-based education. The STEMscopes curriculum implemented in our classrooms is nationally acclaimed-utilized in over 3,500 school districts across the nation. Through these hands-on learning experiences and our emphasis on social/emotional learning, children leave our program with a strong academic foundation and the social/emotional skills necessary for future success. 

Best of all, you are able to watch this learning unfold via our real-time app. A+ parents LOVE how this allows them to stay connected and informed about their child's day. 

Why STEAM Education?

STEAM learning integrates science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics into education through hands-on, project-based experiences to encourage exploration, creativity, and collaboration. This approach helps children develop critical thinking skills, a love of learning, and an understanding of how these disciplines relate to the real world. By fostering creativity, innovation, and collaboration, STEAM learning also prepares children for success in the 21st century by encouraging them to think creatively, take risks, and adapt to change in a supportive environment. Ultimately, a STEAM focused early childhood program equips children with the skills and mindset needed to succeed in an ever-evolving world.


Nurturing care and early sensory exploration for our youngest learners.

Introduction to basic concepts and social skills through play-based learning.

Math, language, and social skill development through purposeful play.

Cognitive and social skill development through imaginative play and structured activities.

Inquiry-based learning with a focus on social / emotional skills, early literacy, and math concepts.

Enriched program developing essential skills in reading, writing, math, critical thinking, and s/e learning.

4 Easy Steps to set your child on the path to school readiness.

1. Click

Click on one of the links to connect with us and schedule a tour.

2. Tour

Tour the school, learn about our curriculum, and meet some of the teachers. 

3. Enroll

Enroll your child. Simply fill out the enrollment packet you received upon touring.

4. Watch

Watch as your child thrives-forming positive relationships and excelling academically.


"Incredible curriculum and staff. The teachers challenge the children and provide an ideal setting for children to thrive. The facilities and resources are also incredible. The STEAM lab is truly amazing. Our son is genuinely excited to go to school everyday. We couldn’t be more impressed with A+!"

"We feel really confident in the foundation this program is setting with our child. Our child regularly references red and green choices, directives like "listen to my words," uses language about "big feelings," and will spontaneously start speaking Spanish! We've been blown away by all of those organic developments."

"We couldn't be happier with our Daughter's development. The teachers are truly loving and nurturing, but do a great job of building structure and respect. They set expectations for the children and challenge them."