Welcome to Learning Express!

Learning Express

What the Learning Express Program offers for families with children birth to three:

Learning Express is a free, voluntary, year-round program provided by Regional Office of Education #3 and funded by the Early Childhood Prevention Initiative Grant of the Illinois State Board of Education. The Learning Express is a parent education program for families in the ROE #3 region with children prenatal to age three. Our program is grounded in the belief that parents are their children’s first teacher and their home is a child's first classroom.

Learning Express follows the Parents as Teachers curriculum which is designed to meet four primary goals:

  1. Increase parent knowledge of early childhood development and improve parent practices
  2. Provide early detection of developmental delays and health issues
  3. Prevent child abuse and neglect
  4. Increase children's school readiness and success

Home Visits

Enrolled families will receive weekly home visits with a PAT certified parent educator. The parent educator will work with you and your child in their natural environment to develop skills that will prepare for school. Home visits are also a time for the parent educator to work with you in setting goals and helping to connect your family to local resources.

Group Connections

Learning Express group connections are a great opportunity to join other parents and participate in parent/child interactions. These meetings are held in 4 different counties to allow you to have the opportunity to attend a meeting near you. All enrolled families are encouraged to attend.

Where to find your nearest Learning Express office:

203 S Main
Hillboro
217-532-9605
101 S Main St
Taylorville
217-824-4730
1500 W Jefferson
Vandalia
618-283-5011
900 Edgar
Effingham
217-342-2865

Published on  November 20th, 2018