Frank Davis, Director
- To provide quality
child care that conforms to all guidelines and regulations within the
Department of Children and Family Services.
- To direct
a school that seeks to provide opportunities for children to develop
Character, Manners, Social Skills, Academic Abilities, Community
Involvement, and provide a foundation that fosters a Love of Learning.
Excellent Child Care
- I feel that
child care is one of the most important and most overlooked issue in
our society today. I feel that child care should be three tightly
interwoven yet separate strands that involve the center, the parent,
and the child.
- I believe that Early Childhood Learning and Child Care centers must be a triad,
connected at three points for the ultimate experience and program for
both child and parents.
- It is therefore my vision to guide a facility which is rich in quality
and professionalism that meets the needs of children and families as
1. The Child Care Center: A quality child
development center will cherish a child's autonomy, while providing the
necessary guidance and education in a secure, safe environment. The
care givers will model appropriate behavior and be responsive and
sensitive to children in the area of attitude, respect, and
explanation. The center will balance a child's day with structured and
unstructured time. An outstanding program will concentrate on
transition time as well as activity time. Our center prides itself
in a program that balances social, academic, and community.
2. The Child: A child's comfort level should be
of prime importance to a quality center. Children are very sensitive to
change, and are most comfortable in a care setting which is
emotionally, physically, cognitively, and socially consistent. Children
will express their confidence by expressing pride in their work and
school. Role playing their teachers, talking about friends, and
"missing school" on an off day, are all indicative of a child's
positive comfort level.
3. The Parent: It is a difficult decision to
choose the right center for your family. Referral agencies, the
Department of Children and Family Services, and word of mouth, can make
this very important decision a secure and pleasant choice. Once a
decision is made, the responsibility of a parent does not stop.
Involvement in the center is of utmost importance. A parent must feel
that they can share their opinion in all facets of the school. An open
door policy in which parents are welcomed at any time is key to a
healthy relationship. It is the center's responsibility to be
responsive to "the family" which attends their school.
A Comfortable Relationship is one in which the
security and well being of the child, trust from the parent, and
professionalism of the center will mesh together. This is the mission
After volunteering in the Oakton Community College
preschool, I was asked to join the staff on a permanent basis. It was
at this point in 1982, that my career goals became defined. I was
especially aware of the need for positive male role models in child
care. I received my Associate Degree in Early Childhood Development,
while working at the Oakton Lab School, as an Assistant Teacher. I met
my Practicam requirements at the Evanston Child Care Center, gaining
additional hands-on experience. Within three months, I was employed by
the center. I supplemented my education in Early Childhood by achieving
a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management and Psychology. Prior to my
involvement with the Lindenhurst Child Care Center in 1992, I was
involved in all aspects of child care management. I have surrounded
myself with a qualified staff who support my philosophy and commitment
to provide an outstanding early childhood program.
I have been married over twenty five years to Anita and have 4 children Adam, Jordan , Jillion and Marie (twins). I am involved in Willow Creek Community Church, The 100% Foundation, and enjoy spending time with my family.
My greatest joy is getting our LECC families involved in becoming community advocates. I feel a child is never too young to become apart of this process.
After nearly 25 years at LECC, I have found the most rewarding aspect of my job, to be when I receive a phone call or letter from past student and their family. We have recently enrolled a few students whose parents attended LECC years ago. Talk about "full circle"!
Lindenhurst Early Childhood Center
309 Granada Blvd.
Lindenhurst, IL 60046
Phone: (847) 356-2288