Young 2's Our young two-year-old program is designed for children who are not yet two years old by September 1 and are becoming ready to transition away from their caregiver. Parents/caregivers will remain in the class for the month of September to play and learn alongside their child while they are becoming comfortable with the school environment.
Beginning early October, the window of transition away from their caregiver will begin as each individual child becomes ready for separation. The window for transition will be October 1-15 and will be made in partnership with the teachers and parents. After separation occurs mid-October, parents/caregivers are invited to rejoin the class at 11am for large motor time.
Children who will be two between September 1, 2019 and January 31, 2020
Tuesday and Thursday, 9:15 am -- 11:15 am
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 1,2019.
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 1,2019.
Monday -- Friday, 9:00am--11:30am Each class requires a minimum of ten children and a maximum of 16. *Enrichment classes are offered on a lottery basis to supplement our three-year-old program from 11:30am--1:00pm Jr.Kindergarten**
Our four-year-old class meets for fours hours a day and is filled with rich, junior kindergarten experiences. 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.
All of our four-year-olds participate in small group learning or "pull outs" that focus on topics such as literacy, math, and science.
All class activities are designed to prepare for kindergarten. We include a hot, prepared on site lunch and even this time, has many curricular benefits. In addition to the socialization and language development that occurs at meal time, children are learning to manage their time during meals, a necessary skill for kindergarten.
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.
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 1,2019.
Monday--Friday, 11:30am--3:30pm Flexible pick up time available Each class requires a minimum of ten children and a maximum of 18.
** Enrichment classes are offered on a lottery basis to supplement our JK program 10:00am-11:30am **Afternoon Stay and Play enrichment class is offered daily from 3:30pm-4pm.