PALS Praise & Leadership Schools

Whether your child is ready for preschool or simply in need of our child care / daycare services, PA

Operating as usual


Hours for both locations tomorrow will be 10am-5:30pm. Hopefully by then we are just dealing with rain.
Drive safely!


PALS is closed today due to icy road conditions. Stay safe!♥️


PALS is closed today due to weather and driving conditions. (Both locations)
Stay warm and safe!💜


So thankful for our PALS families and staff…we are so blessed!♥️🍁🦃


These are just a few of the reasons why you should be part of the PALS team!
Hiring now at our Downtown location!
Two Year Old Teacher
Infant Teacher
Part-time and Full-time positions available!
We LOvE our college students…I will work with your schedules!
Please apply today at:

Feel free to call Wendy for more information at (309) 674-2938.



PALS Downtown Pirate Day Fun 2023♥️🏴‍☠️


Happy Father’s Day Weekend to all our awesome dads!♥️

Happy Father’s Day weekend. 💛

(via Every Day Spirit)


Last week our Pre-K students learned all about running a small business! Today they put everything in motion to run a Lemonade Stand. 🍋
Our teachers and students did an AMAZING job! We broke our record again this year…with our biggest fundraiser to date—they raised $1,332.00 for Make-A-Wish of Illinois!
I am so proud of all of them!
Thank you so much to everyone that came out to support them and for your donations!♥️


Happy Mother’s Day to all our beautiful moms…hope you all have an amazing day!💜


We have to share this gem again! Love our amazing teachers! This video is a couple of years old now and only one person in this video is no longer with us…that is pretty amazing considering we are in a staffing crisis in education. The whole country is short staffed on teachers. 😢 We need good teachers. Our children need good teachers. Early Childhood Teachers—before leaving the field completely…apply with PALS. Come see the difference. We would love to have you as part of our PALS Family!💜


We are hiring at both PALS locations!
Willow Knolls is in need of a Pre-K Teacher, Toddler Teacher, Threes Teacher and part-time or full-time floaters!
Downtown location is in need of an Infant Teacher, a Three-Four Year Old Teacher and part-time or full-time floaters!

Qualifications: must be at least DCFS Teacher Qualified...that means at least 30 hours of college credits and 6 of those hours being in Early Childhood or a CDA. Our pay scale goes up the more schooling you have! Floaters need a minimum of High School diploma.

Please apply online at:

Feel free to contact Wendy Fowler for more information. (309)674-2938.
[email protected]


PALS closed tomorrow due to Winter Storm Warning.
Merry Christmas, everyone! 🎄🎅🏻♥️
We will see you in 2023!💜


Mr. Chris at PALS Downtown…spreading some Christmas Cheer! ♥️🎄🎅🏻


I hear this from all our PALS Teachers…it always warms my heart when a teacher comes up to tell me a cute or funny story about a child in their class…these are the things that parents can’t necessarily “see” all the time. My hope is that they feel it…how much these teachers love their kids. 💜

This is so true. 🧡
📷 Venspired


Happy Veteran’s Day!🇺🇸


Ohhhh my goodness! This turned out so awesome! ♥️
One of our PALS Parents is on the team that created this video to make this book come to life! Such a cool project and awesome book!
International Literacy Day is tomorrow and he has arranged for readers to come into all our classrooms at both locations to have a book reading at the same time. We are looking forward to it! And I know our kids are going to love it!♥️

Timeline photos 08/02/2022

Ahhh, now more than ever. 💜

Timeline photos 08/02/2022

Photos from PALS Praise & Leadership Schools's post 05/30/2022

I have to showcase our wonderful teachers, kids, and parents!
Last Friday, our Pre-K had a lemonade stand! All week they learn about running a small business, money, teamwork, etc! This year they raised money for Make-a-Wish and wrote their biggest check to date of $628! I’m so proud of our teachers for doing an excellent job—always! So proud of our kids for working hard and having so much fun with this. Thanks to all our parents and staff that supported them!
When life gives you 🍋—make lemonade!💕

Timeline photos 04/16/2022


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Our Story

PALS Praise & Leadership Schools uses curriculum that helps children develop spatial awareness, logic and reason, and gross motor skills. Our curriculum introduces foundational cognitive reasoning that teaches and enhances language arts, arithmetic, social skills, and understanding of the surrounding world. Our daily schedule includes child-directed activity centers, stories and songs, group games, art projects, and valuable creative playtime. We also provide meditative rest periods, nutritious meals, and nonstop adult supervision to ensure your child is safe. We believe young minds are the most malleable to learning self-responsibility and compassion, and our program sees amazing results as our students go on to quality elementary schools and programs.

Videos (show all)

PALS Downtown Pirate Day Fun 2023♥️🏴‍☠️
Last week our Pre-K students learned all about running a small business! Today they put everything in motion to run a Le...
Mr. Chris at PALS Downtown…spreading some Christmas Cheer! ♥️🎄🎅🏻
A walk through our lemonade stand!🍋❤️





700 NE Greenleaf Street
Peoria, IL

Opening Hours

Monday 6am - 6pm
Tuesday 6:30am - 5:30pm
Wednesday 6:30am - 5:30pm
Thursday 6am - 6pm
Friday 6:30am - 5:30pm
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