Preschool

Emphasizing socialization and motor skill development

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.

The Centre features classrooms with child-size bathrooms inside classroom, secure facility with locked doors, camera monitors, secure outdoor playground. Classes are held at The Centre and a membership to The Centre is not required to register into our preschool program.

Program Options

Pre-Wee Folks (PWF) - 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, 2016.

Wee Folks (WF) - 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, 2016, toilet trained and no pull-ups.

 

 

PreK (PK) - Children will develop kindergarten readiness skills and self-confidence as they are exposed to math concepts, beginning writing skills, number and letter 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, 2016

2016-2017 Preschool Curriculum

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!

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