• Dear Dr. James Mitchem Early Childhood Families:

     My name is Jacqueline Brown, and I have the privilege to serve as your principal.  We are so honored to have your family, as a part of our family.  At Dr. James Mitchem Early Childhood Center, we are “Soaring Into the Future With Our Youngest Learners.”   The 2020/2021 school year will be a very exciting year.   It is the first school year with our new name, Dr. James Mitchem Early Childhood Center (JMECC), and a new mascot, the Eagle.   It has been deservingly renamed in recognition of all the great achievements and dedication of retired superintendent, Dr. James Mitchem.  Dr. Mitchem is also an avid supporter of early childhood education.

    While we continue to nurture the whole child, at this age the social emotional development is especially essential for establishing foundational skills.  This will be even more crucial this school year.  We understand that students will be coming to us this year under the most challenging and unprecedented circumstances ever seen in most of our lifetimes.   COVID-19, social injustice, and racism awareness are all factors that have greatly impacted our children and families.   Additionally, we ended our 2019/2020 school year in providing education and instruction remotely.   Cultivating our student’s social emotional development will continue to be a primary focus at JMECC.

    We are here to support your child and our families.  All measures possible will be taken to provide a safe learning environment with ongoing sanitation of learning materials.  Social distancing will be maintained as much as possible given the developmental levels of our preschoolers.

    We are certainly all in this together.  We thank you for the opportunity to allow us to be a part of the growth and development of your child.  Please remember that at JMECC, we are 100% students, 100% of the time.


    Jacqueline Brown




     Dear Dr. James Mitchem Early Childhood Center Families:

    Welcome to the Dr. James Mitchem Early Childhood Center. We are eager to have your child learn and grow with us this year. Every day is a new day to cultivate our learners creative mind. We greatly look forward to your child being a part of our phenomenal program.

    We believe your child can achieve their highest potential. Early learning is proven to help your child be successful in their future endeavors.  In order to ensure this, parent involvement is key. You are in charge of your child’s destiny. There will be opportunities for you to participate in the classroom, attend parent education activities, school events, field trips and more.

    I am the proud Assistant Principal of the Dr. James Mitchem Early Childhood Center. I have worked in the field of education since 1992. I began working at the Early Childhood Center in 2006. I believe in educating the heart and educating the mind. I will do my best to serve the Valley View Community and would like to thank you for sharing your child with us.

    You are your child’s first teacher and if you ever have any questions or concerns. Please contact us at any time. We would like to welcome you to the Dr. James Mitchem Early Childhood Center.

    I leave you with this quote by the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr:

    “Everybody can be great, because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love. “

    Everyone can serve here at the Dr. James Mitchem Early Childhood Center

     where we are

    100% students 100% of the time.

    Soaring into the Future with our Youngest Learner



    Tionia Williams

    Assistant Principal of the Dr. James Mitchem Early Childhood Center


  • Dr. James Mitchem Early Childhood Center

    753 Dalhart Ave.
    Romeoville, IL 60446
    Phone: (815) 886-7827
    Fax: (815) 886-7830

    Línea Telefónica en Español:
    (815) 886-2700 ext. 6477