Two preschool students exploring air pressure in the STEAM lab by inserting a scarf into the air tube.

Peoria's Leading
STEAM Childcare Center & Preschool 


Welcome to A+ STEAM Academy

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. 

Peoria's Unique STEAM Lab 

"The Mindcave"

 For Early Learning Innovators 

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Your child deserves a solid foundation to build on.

Infants - Toddlers

So much more than childcare! This classroom focuses on developmental milestones in a safe, nurturing, and stimulating environment. Through intentional interactions our youngest learners begin building the foundation for all future academic and social  / emotional growth. 

Twos - Threes

Our program for two and three year olds supports the emerging sense of independence we see exhibited during these years. By tapping into their natural curiosity, we introduce them to the basics of math, social / emotional learning, and language / literacy through purposeful play experiences.


Our preschool program uses play-based activities and an engaging STEAM curriculum to inspire curiosity and an eagerness to learn.  Our unique approach helps children build social / emotional, language / literacy, and math skills in fun, meaningful, and developmentally appropriate ways.


Kindergarten-prep students spend their days exploring our Mindcave and engaging with STEAM concepts through hands-on, inquiry-based learning experiences. This balance of child-centered investigations and guided learning promotes higher order thinking and develops lifelong career skills. 

Only 29% of children entering kindergarten in Illinois demonstrated readiness in social / emotional development, math, and language / literacy.


Our Approach

By looking at Illinois Kindergarten Standards and Common Core Standards, we prioritized the essential skills for school readiness and used them to create Culture Descriptors. These Descriptors guide our everyday interactions with children to ensure we are helping them build a solid foundation for all future learning, while equipping them with the knowledge, skills, and confidence needed to be kindergarten-ready.

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.

At  A+ STEAM Academy, our children are engaged in hands-on learning opportunities. 
Our STEAM Lab provides a deeper level of exploration. 
Our curriculum is inspiring the next generation of innovators.  

Connect with us today and set your child up for success.

Get in Touch!

7:00AM - 5:30PM
6431 N Big Hollow Rd
Peoria, IL 61615