The Purple Puppy Nursery School, Inc. is temporarily closed due to the mandated closure of all Illinois child care centers, child care homes, and early education programs across the state due to the COVID-19 emergency per the governor’s order dated March 20, 2020. This closure has now been extended through April 30th.

The following is an excerpt from that order:

“In response to the unprecedented public health emergency that Illinois is facing as a result of the spread of COVID-19, Governor Pritzker has mandated the following closures for child care centers, child care homes, and early education programs across the state:

  • Effective March 21, 2020 all child care centers licensed by the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS), as well as legally license-exempt centers outside of schools.”

We only wish the best for all of our children, their families, and our staff. All of these efforts are meant to protect their health.

Located in Auburn, IL, The Purple Puppy Nursery School has been serving families and children for over 40 years.
Our mission is to provide quality childcare and developmentally appropriate early education for enrolled children.  The Purple Puppy staff endeavors to provide a variety of rich educational experiences in a safe, nurturing environment.
Our goal is to create an atmosphere of acceptance, in which each child can flourish and grow - physically, intellectually, socially, and emotionally - under the guidance of qualified teachers and aides.  We encourage creativity and natural curiosity while promoting independence and self-discipline.

Milestone Tracker App: The CDC has launched an app targeted towards tracking your child’s milestones from age 2 months to 5 years:
  • easy-to-use illustrated checklists
  • get tips from CDC for encouraging your child’s development
  • find out what to do if you are ever concerned about how your child is developing
Openings: We currently have openings in our infant/toddler, preschool and school-age rooms.  We encourage interested families to stop by for a visit and tour! 

Job Openings: 

Special Offer:  New enrollees will receive a $25 credit on their 5th week of continuous enrollment - simply print and return the coupon along with your completed enrollment forms.

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. 

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English. To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA 

Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; 
(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or 

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.