Preschool Classroom 

Our Preschool classroom is for children that are 3 years old - 4 years old. This classroom focuses on each child meeting developmental milestones specific to their age, basic understanding of routines, and beginning to learn how to become independent. 

 

We utilize Creative Curriculum in this classroom as well. The teachers plan the curriculum each week and makes individual goals for each child to work towards. The teachers also spend time every day taking observations of the learning that the children are doing and enter them in to an online system that allows them to determine how to help to build upon prior knowledge, to track developmental milestones, and how to scaffold their learning.

This classroom is licensed for up to 15 children on any day with a teacher to child ratio of 1:10. You are welcome to send your child to our center for a minimum of 2 days per week with an option of a half day (less than 5.5 hours per day) or a full day (more than 5.5 hours per day). 

The teachers in this classroom utilize an app called Brightwheel that will allow for daily updates for your child. This is in place of a written daily report and can include pictures of your child, reminders, a short "blurb" about each day, or other important information that the teacher needs to share with all of the parents!

Pre-K Classroom

Our Pre-K classroom is for children that are 4 - 5 years old. This classroom builds on the skills learned in the Preschool classroom and focuses on getting ready for a formal school experience. We utilize the Villa Park school district's website to determine the things that the children who leave our program will need to know before entering Kindergarten. 

 

We utilize Creative Curriculum in this classroom as well and we build on the topics that the children are interested in. The teachers in this classroom also use the online system to enter observations to determine where each child falls on the developmental continuum. 

 

This classroom has interest areas including blocks, art, science, math, manipulatives, sensory, dramatic play, computer, a cozy area with books, and a writing center. We focus on beginning problem solving skills, playing listening games, using language appropriately, and social skills. 

 

This classroom is licensed for up to 20 children on any day with a teacher to child ratio of 1:10. You are welcome to send your child to our center for a minimum of 2 days per week with an option of a half day (less than 5.5 hours per day) or a full day (more than 5.5 hours per day).

The teachers in this classroom utilize an app called Brightwheel as well.

Kindergarten Classroom

Our Kindergarten classroom is for children that are 5 - 6 years old. The classroom environment is set up like a day care classroom with extended time scheduled for seat work, group work, and individual work. The teacher has conversations with local Kindergarten and 1st grade teachers to ensure that the experiences we are providing are similar to what children are receiving in a formal school setting. 

 

This classroom utilizes various curriculums that are commonly seen in both public and private schools in our area. We use Jolly Phonics and Heggerty for phonics instruction. We use Everyday Math for mathematics instruction. We use easy readers and leveled readers for beginning reading instruction. We use Scholastic magazines for social studies and science instruction. We use daily and weekly writing prompts to build on the skills learned in the Preschool and Pre-K classrooms.

 

We do use worksheets in this classroom but we make every attempt to ensure that the learning goal is hands on and interactive.  

This classroom is licensed for up to 15 children on any day with a teacher to child ratio of 1:15. We require every child in this classroom to attend 5 days a week.

 

The full day program, with before school program starting at 6:45am and the after school starting at 3:30pm is an option for all families. The curriculum begins at 8:15am in this classroom and continues until 3:00pm.  

The teachers in this classroom utilize an app called Brightwheel as well.

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