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Focus on Families

Focus on Families is a free prenatal to 36 months program that is open to District 142 families.
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Superintendent Interview Stakeholder Survey

As you know, the Board of Education is engaged in the process of selecting the district’s next superintendent. The Board has enlisted the services of IASB’s (Illinois Association of School Board) Executive Search team to assist with this important work. The Board will interview a slate of candidates on Monday, May 17 and Tuesday, May 18, and from those interviews, the candidate pool will be narrowed to two or three semifinalists.
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Summer Learning Programs

Thank you for your support throughout this entire school year. The students and staff have done a remarkable job and we could not be prouder of their efforts. District 142 is committed to providing ongoing learning opportunities for students during the summer. We want students to have every chance to continue engaging in learning with the support of District 142 staff.

Who We Are

Ridge Early Childhood Center educates children in three programs focusing on
Birth to 3, Preschool and Kindergarten.


Ridge Early Childhood Center curriculum is based on the premise that as a result of the school experiences - Every child will learn in a supportive environment, children will develop a positive attitude toward learning and life, relationships will be built with parents, programs will be implemented that will emphasize character education and a mutual respect and trust will be developed among children, parents, and teachers.


Ridge Early Childhood Center wants all children to learn and develop to their fullest potential, through participation in a positive and nurturing environment provided by the collaborative efforts of parents, teachers, administrators, and community.

Our School At A Glance

  • Gold Circle of Quality
  • 100% 1:1 iPads Grades K
  • BIRTH-3 Focus on Families Preschool Ages 3-5
  • 1:21 Teacher / Student Ratio