3-4 Year Olds
One teacher, one teacher aide, and one parent helper (16 students max) Tuesday and Thursdays | 09/08/15 – 05/19/16
4-5 Year Olds
One teacher and one teacher aide (20 students max) Monday, Wednesday and Fridays | 09/09/15 – 05/20/16
Stay tuned! Preschool 2016/2017 registration information will be in the Spring program guide.
The philosophy of the Preschool program is to allow children to learn through play, as they grow socially, emotionally, physically and intellectually. The Preschool program provides a sensitive and safe learning environment. Our goal is to encourage children to work, play, and share with each other, to develop new interests, enhance creative abilities, learn problem-solving skills, be able to follow directions and establish self-direction. We provide a well-rounded program, developed with the guidance of District 25 kindergarten teachers, to meet individual needs and help all children see themselves as capable learners. Children are exposed to activities focused on building a solid foundation in the alphabet, numbers, fine and gross motor coordination as well as some language skills.
Our Teachers/Teacher Aides
All Preschool teachers and aides are schooled in either early childhood and/or elementary education. Our skilled instructors are kept informed of current trends in education by attending early childhood workshops and conferences on an annual basis. Our teachers provide a sensitive and safe learning environment while helping children to develop new interests, learn good work habits, follow directions, socialize, share and establish self-direction. Unique to our Preschool program is that our teachers work directly with the kindergarten teachers and school administrators at District 25 to remain updated on current recommendations and guidelines.