Preschool

2019 Preschool Program

At the Edward Schock Centre of Elgin Preschool, children learn in a rich environment designed to foster your child’s independence, curiosity, growth in self-confidence and provide for social and emotional growth. Each week our curriculum involves themed studies with focused learning objectives, along with time to explore, imagine and free-play. Our teachers offer a variety of structured and unstructured activities in both small and large groups to engage each child’s individual learning style. In addition, our program encourages creativity and exploration in the areas of dramatic play, science, math, literacy, music and art. Your child will learn to share, create, explore and interact with children of similar ages.

2019 Preschool Program Schedule

Daily Schedules

Preschool Explorers - Age: 2-3

The class will be semi-structured with crafts, story-time and free play. Focus will be on children gaining social skills, emotional growth, and self-help skills. Children must be 2 yrs. old by the first day of class. A parent is required to attend the first 2 classes with child, or longer, if instructor requests.  Younger siblings not allowed.

Pre Wee Folks - Age: 2.5-3.5

This class is for young children who are ready to attend Preschool without a parent/caregiver, but misses the September 1st birth date deadline. Social interaction, emotional growth, fine motor skill development and self-help skills are emphasized through play-based activities. Children must be toilet trained, or a parent/caregiver must be available for bathroom assistance (within 15 minutes).

Wee Folks - Age:3-4

Children will gain social skills and learn colors, shape, number and letter recognition. They will develop and improve small & large motor skills. Students will build cognitive skills by learning through play with themed learning centers, circle time, literacy activities, and large motor skill activities.  Children must be age 3 by 9/1/19 and fully toilet trained.

Wee Folks with Spanish Enrichment - Ag: 3-4   

2019 Spanish Enrichment Information

In addition to the Wee Folks curriculum will be an introduction to the Spanish Language to native English and native Spanish students through the use of games, music, and stories. It will also build a foundation for Spanish vocabulary and explore the Spanish Culture. Children must be age 3 by 9/1/19 and fully toilet trained.

Pre-Kindergarten - Age: 4-5

Kindergarten readiness skills will be the focus of the curriculum. Children will explore math concepts, beginning writing skills, number and letter recognition, and phonics.  The program will include weekly themed learning centers, arts & crafts, circle time, stories, singing, dramatic role playing and large/small motor activities. Students will also build independence and social skills. Children must be age 4 by 9/1/19 and fully toilet trained. 

Pre-Kindergarten with Spanish Enrichment - Age: 4-5

2019 Spanish Enrichment Information

In addition to the Pre-Kindergarten curriculum will be an introduction to the Spanish Language to native English and native Spanish students through the use of games, music, and stories. It will also build a foundation for Spanish vocabulary and explore the Spanish Culture. Children must be age 4 by 9/1/19 and fully toilet trained.

Preschool Curriculum

Come Visit Us!

We would love to have you tour our preschool programs. Contact Kerry Reynolds at reynolds_k@cityofelgin.org, or 847-531-7010 to schedule your tour today!