Community Mennonite Early Learning Center

3215 West 162nd Street     Markham, Illinois     708-333-1232  |

From the Director's Desk

Etheal Dixon Gore, M.Ed.

This is part three of three parts on the pre-school learning environment.


The library is a space with soft furniture, beautiful picture books, and wonderful readings to take children to another time and place. An oasis in the classroom a place to get away from the more active interest areas of the classroom and relax. In the Library Area children develop the motivation and skills necessary to read and write. AS they hear stories read aloud every day, look through books on their own, listen to story tapes, retell familiar stories, and make up their own stories, they have many opportunities to grow in all areas of development.


On June 15, CMELC is re-opening our 5 & 6-year old classroom. All children are welcome!