Preschool

September 2016 - May 2017

Current Preschool Program Offerings

All Buffalo Grove Park District Preschool classes are located at the Alcott Center.

 

Two Year Preschool

Super 2s

This transitional class will help children learn to play with others, develop appropriate cognitive skills and gradually separate from the parent.

• For children 2 years old by September 1, 2015.
• Proof of age and a $100 nonrefundable, nontransferable deposit is required with registration. The deposit is applied toward the total year fee.
• Siblings may not attend any class.
• September - Thanksgiving parent attends entire class with the child.
• December and January parent is with child the first and last 15 minutes of class. Parents leave the classroom, but remain onsite.
• Parents do not attend class February - May, completing the gradual separation.
• Parents are required to help in the classroom 2 times in winter and 2 times in spring.
• Registration is accepted in person at the Alcott Center.
• Cost is based on the actual number of days each class meets.

For more information or to observe a class, please contact Diana Clayson at 847.850.2111.

 

Pre-Threes

Terrific Threes

This is a unique preschool class for your child who misses the September 1 Three Year Preschool deadline and turns 3 between September 2 and February 1.  A small class with 2 teachers will give your child more opportunities for hands on learning and individual attention.  The Pre-Threes curriculum, perfect for this age child, will focus on learning through play, art, stories and songs.  Your child will make friends and develop cognitive, fine and large motor skills. Our facility includes a bright and inviting classroom, as well as our large motor room, gym and playground. Caring, professional teachers will provide your child with a safe, comforting and exciting educational environment.






• Children may be in Pullups®.
• Proof of age and a $100 nonrefundable, nontransferable deposit is required with registration. The deposit is applied toward the total year fee.
• Parents are required to help in the classroom a total of 6 times during the year.
• Registration is accepted in person at the Alcott Center.
• Cost is based on the actual number of days each class meets.

For schedule information, click on the Current Preschool Program Offerings button at the top of this page.

For more information or to observe a class, please contact Diana Clayson at 847.850.2111.

 

Three Year Old Preschool

Three Year Old Preschool

The Three Year Old Preschool focuses on your child’s lifelong learning skills through readiness activities in math, science, pre-reading and pre-writing. We also support the early childhood philosophy that children learn best through purposeful play where they can develop self-esteem, make friends, and gain cognitive and motor skills. Our facilities include bright and inviting classrooms, plus our unique large motor room and outdoor playgrounds. Our caring, professional teachers will provide your child with a safe and exciting educational environment.

 

 

 

• Child must be 3 years old by September 1, 2015
• Children may be in Pullups® until January.
• Proof of age and a $100 nonrefundable, nontransferable deposit is required with registration. The deposit is applied toward the total year fee.
• Parents are encouraged to help in the classroom 1 - 2 times per season.
• Registration is accepted in person at the Alcott Center.
• Cost is based on the actual number of days each class meets.

For schedule information, click on the Current Preschool Program Offerings button at the top of this page.

For more information or to observe a class, please contact Diana Clayson at 847.850.2111.

 

Four Year Old Preschool

Four Year Old Preschool

Our Four Year Old Preschool program provides a quality preschool experience that will enrich the social, emotional and intellectual growth of your four year old.  Our goal is to have your child learn at their own pace through a variety of exciting experiences, focusing on pre-reading, writing and math skills.  Having 2 teachers per classroom and a smaller class size allows for a more individualized approach, as we concentrate on key kindergarten readiness skills.

• Child must be 4 years old by September 1, 2016 and toilet trained to attend.
• Proof of age and a $100 nonrefundable, nontransferable fee is required at registration. The deposit is applied toward the total year fee.
• Parents are encouraged to help 2 times per season for Monday/Wednesday/ Friday, or once per season for Tuesday/Thursday.
• Registration is accepted in person at the Alcott Center.  Online registration is not available for this class.
• Cost is based on the actual number of days each class meets.

2½ Hour Class
These classes follow the traditional 4 Year Old Preschool curriculum, focusing on kindergarten readiness skills.  Children have the option of staying at school until 1 pm if they sign up for the Lunch and Learn seasonal program.  Need more days?  Sign up for both sessions.

For schedule information, click on the Current Preschool Program Offerings button at the top of this page.

Four Year Old Plus
These classes offer an extended day. They incorporate all of the important aspects of kindergarten readiness, but add a specific focus for the additional time in class.  Class #341818-04 expands on multicultural awareness through the fine arts, including music, drama and art.  Class #341818-05 expands on early literacy and pre-reading skills.  Class #341818-03 expands on science and math concepts, regularly including cooking projects.  Children will bring their nut-free lunch each day.

For schedule information, click on the Current Preschool Program Offerings button at the top of this page.

Learn After Lunch

Parents, do you need a little more time during the school year? Your child can bring a nut-free lunch and join us any day Monday thru Friday until 1 pm.  At either 11:30 am or 12 pm, preschoolers can be picked up at the end of their class by the Lunch and Learn teachers.  The children that are dismissed at 11:30 am will eat lunch; then, friends who are dismissed at 12 pm will join us as we play in the Large Motor Room, and have art and other learning activities.  If you additionally register for an early childhood enrichment class that begins at 1 pm, you could pick your child up at 2 pm.  Lunch and Learn registration is by season; and, registration information will be in the fall, winter and spring program.

For more information or to observe a class, please contact Diana Clayson at 847.850.2111.

 

Calendars

Two Year Preschool   Pre-Threes Preschool   Three and Four Year Preschool

 

Forms

Illinois Health Examination Form   Medication Dispensing Authorization Form   Safe Snack List