Parents As Teachers National Blue Ribbon Affiliate

Blossoms ELC is mainly focused on identifying risk factors or community issues such as: reducing infant mortality, increasing infant vitality, increasing immunization rates or well-visits, closing achievement gap, building social resources to isolated families, detecting delays early, serving military families who are isolated, improving literacy, or access to books in the home, reducing child abuse, addressing material depression. These are important issue in our community.

During visits, our home visiting professionals assess family needs and partner with parents to set family goals. Home visitors provide necessary information and resources to help parents support the emotional, behavioral, and physical development of their children. Each personal visit includes a focus on parent-child interaction, development centered parenting, and family well-being. For more information, please contact us:

Blossoms ELC



The Preschool for All Program at Blossoms/Wagoner School was recently awarded the Gold Circle of Quality in ExceleRate Illinois. This award was presented on behalf of the Illinois State Board of Education, the Governor's Office of Early Childhood Development, the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services and the Illinois Department of Human Services. Click here to learn more about this award!


Preschool Screening dates are held on a rolling basis and are by APPOINTMENT ONLY Call: (708) 758-4762 to schedule an appointment.

Children MUST be screened prior to entering preschool. Screening is by appointment only.


Preschool for All is Illinois' promise that all three- and four-year-olds can engage in the early learning experiences they need to succeed in school and in life.

Preschool for All is a high quality program that brings together qualified staff, a proven curriculum and parent involvement to help prepare children for success in school.

Preschool for All is offered at Wagoner School. Children attend for a half day program. While in school, children are provided with learning experiences to develop skills in the areas of communication, cognition, gross and fine motor skills, social skills and emotional development.

There is no cost to parents for Pre-kindergarten.

Children must be screened.

Call: (708) 758-4762 to schedule an appointment


District 168's early childhood also provides a program for children with special needs, including those with needs that are mild to moderate in severity. These delays may occur in the language, social/emotional, gross motor, fine motor or school readiness areas. Students may receive services in a self-contained environment, in a blended classroom or in the general education environment. Services to support the child's educational program may include: assistive technology, occupational and physical therapy, school nursing, school psychology, social work, speech and language therapy, hearing and vision services.

If your child is younger than 3 and you have concerns about his/her development, you can call Child & Family Connections #12 at (708) 429-8231 for a free developmental assessment.