Early Learning Centers

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Ages Served:
Children six weeks to five years old.

729 Engle
Dolton, IL 60419

Monday - Friday 8:45 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

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IAFCs Dolton Early Learning Center is located in the Village of Dolton. This site has six classrooms—one for infants , two for toddlers, and three for 3-5 year-olds. In total, the classrooms can accommodate 84 children. The gross-motor skills room is approximately 1,000 sq. feet and is used for large group activities, especially when the weather prohibits outdoor activities, as well as socializations for children and families in our home visiting programs.

All meals and snacks are prepared daily in a full-service, professional kitchen. The site also features a secure, fully-equipped, and age-appropriate outdoor playground.


Elise Cole-Rogers - Site Director: elise.cole-rogers@actforchildren.org

  • Sharon Gipson (FES) Sharon.gipson@actforchildren.org 
  • DeLean Shumpert (FES) Delean.shumpert@actforchildren.org
  • Leslie Bonner
  • Felicia Cotton
  • Courtney Dykes
  • Shawana Fletcher
  • Jenise Fredricks
  • Ida Frye-Hoover
  • Connie Gant-Collins
  • Katrina Hankison
  • Corey Harding
  • Tataniqua Heard
  • Denise Mangrum
  • Tasha McDuffie
  • Lacresha Morgan
  • Cassell Perry
  • Marcia Phillips
  • Carolina Rodriguez
  • Kiersten Smith
  • Yolanda Vaughn
  • Lamont Woodall

Site Director

Elise D. Cole-Rogers

Elise D. Cole-Rogers


As the Site Director at our Dolton location, Elise is a true advocate for children. She joined IAFC in 2015 and brings over twenty-five years of experience to her role. Elise is currently a Doctoral Candidate specializing in Early Childhood Education with an exploratory focus on social-emotional learning and challenging behaviors in young children. Her philosophy of education is based on research that indicates that a child’s growth is developmental. Elise knows that every child is unique in terms of life experiences, developmental readiness, and cultural heritage.