Preschool

Program Philosophy

Our program emphasizes socialization, motor skill development, arts/crafts, and pre-academic skills in a recreational setting using monthly themes. In addition, our program encourages creativity through structured and unstructured activities. Classes are held at the Centre and Centre membership is not required to register into our preschool program.

2017 Program Options

Pre-Wee Folks (PWF) – 2 day/wk for 1.5 hours/day - A great first time class experience for children who are in the process of mastering toilet training but need the reassurance of pull-ups. Classroom goals will focus on social skills, following simple directions, and developing small motor skills. Children must be eager and ready to be away from a parent. Children may wear pull-up diapers but they will not be changed by instructors during class.

Children must be 2 ½ yrs old by Sept. 1, 2017.

Wee Folks (WF) – 2 day/wk and 3 day/wk classes- Children will explore social skills, Alphabet, colors/shapes, numbers and name recognition and develop small motor skills. Students are exposed to themed learning centers, circle time, stories, and large motor skill activities. Children must be able to take care of their own bathroom needs.

Children must be 3 yrs old by Sept 1, 2017, toilet trained and no pull-ups.

 

PreK (PK) – 2 day/wk for 3 hours/day and 3 day/wk for 3 hours/day classes - Children will develop kindergarten readiness skills and self-confidence as they are exposed to math concepts, beginning writing skills, number and letter sound recognition. Classroom curriculum is themed based using learning centers, arts & crafts, circle time, stories, singing, role playing, and large motor skill activities. Children must be able to take care of their own bathroom needs. Children bring a snack and juice to class.Children will also go on field trips.

Children must be 4 yrs old by Sept. 1, 2017 and eligible for Kindergarten in fall of 2018.

PRESCHOOL EXTENDED CARE 

Students enrolled in our Wee Folks and Pre K classes have the option of before and/or after care.  This allows parents to drop off their child 1 hour before the start of preschool class and/or pick up 1 hour after their preschool class ends.  Extended care is provided in our Kidz World childcare area.  Advanced registration is required for this program.  Platinum fitness membership does not include free use of the Preschool Extended Care Program.

Fees:   Fees will be based on the schedule that you provide.  Credit will not be given for days that were scheduled but missed due to illness, absence or vacation.  Extended care will only be available on days that your child attends preschool and preschool is in session.  There is a maximum of 1 hour extended care before and/or after the start time of your child’s specific preschool class.  Late fees of $1.00 per minute will be applied after 10 minutes and repeat offenses will result in disenrollment from the program.

$4.00/day for either before only or after only care

$6.00/day for both before and after care

Come Visit Us!

We would love to have you tour our preschool programs. Contact Jan Monell at monell_j@cityofelgin.org, or 847-531-7012 to schedule your appointment today!

2017-2018 Preschool Curriculum

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