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Our Preschool follows Mrs. Waters program and the Creative Curriculum in partnership with the Illinois Learning Standards for Early Childhood. Staff is pursueing the Silver Level in the ExcelleRate program from Illinois Action for Children. Science is an important part of the curriculum and something children find fascinating. We are also implementing STEM activities. 


Preschool meets Mon - Fri mornings, and we offer extended care. Our Discovery class has a ratio of 7.5:1 with 2 teachers, and our Koala class has a ratio of 10:1 with 2 teachers.


  • Sprouts      2 1/2
  • Discovery:  3-4 yrs
  • Koalas:       4-6 yrs


Typical Class Schedule:

6:30  a.m.   Opening room

8:00  a.m.   All classes go to their separate rooms

8:30  a.m.   Discovery class - gym

9:00  a.m.   Circle time: attendance, Calendar, Counting, Weather, Theme

9:30  a.m.   Snack / wash hands

9:45  a.m.   Story

10:00 a.m.   Art / Play time

10:45 a.m.   Gym/Playground/Walk

11:30 a.m.   Show & Tell

11:50 a.m.   Wash hands

11:55 a.m.   Lunch

12:00 p.m.   Walk

12:30 p.m.   Story

12:45 p.m.   Potty / Wash hands

1:00   p.m.   Nap time

3:00   p.m.   Wake up / library

3:10   p.m.   Potty / Wash hands

3:20   p.m.   Snack

3:35   p.m.   Free play

4:00   p.m.   Gym / Playground

4:30   p.m.   Free Art

5:00   p.m.   Closing Room

6:00   p.m.   School is closed


The preschool meets on Mon - Fri mornings from 9-11:30 a.m.?The day can be extended for a fee depending on the number of hours and lunch.
There are 2 teachers with 15 children.