Dolton Early Learning Center

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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:

  • Sharon Gipson (FES) 
  • DeLean Shumpert (FES)
  • 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

Velma Meek

Velma Meek

Velma Meek is the Site Director at our Dolton Early Learning Center. She has been in the education field for over twenty-five years and has worked with Illinois Action for Children for four years. She has a BA in Early Childhood from Kendall College and a MA in Early Childhood Administration from National Louis University. She is honored to partner with families in our Early Learning Programs. Velma is passionate about building a solid foundation in social emotional development and watching children grow.