​Our main goals are to provide sensory experiences, cognitive, physical, and language activities that enhance growth. We want to stimulate curiosity, exploratory behavior, self-expression, creativity, self-control, and responsibility.


Children need to have interactions with caring professionals who understand children's needs while recognizing that individuals are different. We strive to help the children in our care to make a successful break from home and family to an atmosphere with trusted adults. Allowing them to acquire a sense of personal identity and independence, as well as the social skills needed in life is an important part of our day. Our program allows children to learn appropriate behaviors for group experiences.


We are locally owned and operated by Ryan and Julie Weber.


Mr. Weber is a life-long resident of Waterloo, IL.  He is a full time Paramedic for Monroe County and has worked for the Monroe County Emergency Medical Services for over 21 years.  Ryan is also the Director of Emergency Management Services for Monroe County, Illinois. 


Ms. Weber is originally from Mascoutah and has lived in Waterloo for over 15 years. Julie has devoted herself full-time to overseeing the day to day operations of Children First Learning Center.  

We welcome you to explore our center and see what our program has to offer.


We would love to answer any questions that you may have! 



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