Two-day 2's and Three-day 2's Our two-year-old program is designed for children who are ready for independent play time with peers. Classes incorporate activities that foster age-appropriate development and encourage learning through play. Children explore art, sensory experiences, gym time, music, and other activities. At the beginning of the school year, classes are staffed to assist children with separation from their parents. Each class has a 12-child maximum with two teachers and an aide at the beginning of the program.
Children can attend 2, 3, or 5 days by registering for both classes.
Children who will be two by September 1.
Two-day 2s: Tuesday and Thursday, 9:15 am -- 11:15 am Three-day 2s: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 9:15 am -- 11:15 am Each class requires a minimum of nine children and a maximum of 12.
*Lunch Bunch is also offered on select days for parents who wish to keep their children at school until noon. Learn more about Lunch Bunch.
Five-day 3's* Our three-year-old program provides a rich learning environment for children in a play setting. Children will discover their world through science, math, early literacy, block play, gross motor activities, art activities, and much more. The main goals of our three year old program are to encourage positive peer interactions and foster good self-esteem. Children are taught, through example, to interact with their peers and are encouraged to negotiate interactions with others. Children do not need to be fully toilet trained by the beginning of the school year.
Children who will be three by September 1.
Monday -- Friday, 9:00am--11:30am Each class requires a minimum of ten children and a maximum of 16.
Four for Fours** Four for Fours is unique in this community as it meets for four hours a day and includes a hot catered lunch. Small group instruction is incorporated into the daily curriculum. All four-year-olds have an opportunity to participate in specialized instruction such as literacy, math, music, art, and science. Our goals for children completing the four-year-old program are:
to gain an age-appropriate academic foundation,
to foster a love of learning,
encourage respect for self and others,
and to build great self-esteem.
Our four-year-old program is designed to further a child’s development in all areas. Through play we help the children discover the fun of counting, sorting, and measuring. We encourage pre-reading skills, create a literacy-rich environment, and encourage children to experiment with letter-sound recognition. Children work together to complete projects which reinforce teamwork and cooperation.
We work closely with the Glencoe School District to ensure that we are preparing our children for Kindergarten.
Children who will be four by September 1.
Monday--Friday, 11:30am--3:30pm Each class requires a minimum of ten children and a maximum of 18. ** Extended Day classes are offered each day to supplement our three-year-old program from 11:30am--1:00pm and our four year-old program from 10:00am-11:30am. Learn more about our three-year-old offerings and our four-year-old offerings.
"Our goal should not be to protect them from the world, but to teach them about it."