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Schools Public - Bolingbrook, Aurora, Naperville, Indian Prairie School District No 204, Preschool

780 Shoreline Drive
Aurora, IL 60504

(630) 375-3030


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Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

To prepare young children for future success through high quality, comprehensive, developmentally and individually appropriate educational experiences in collaboration with family and community.

We Believe:
Families are the primary caregivers and educators of young children.
Young children are capable and competent.
Young children learn through active exploration of their environment through child initiated and teacher-selected activities.
There are individual differences in rates of development among children.
Children will exhibit a range of skills and competencies in any domain of development.
Knowledge of child growth and development, cultural diversity, and consistent expectations are essential to maximize educational experiences for children and for program development and implementation.
Well-rounded children are encouraged to develop in all areas including cognition, physical and social development, and communication.
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"Arrival/Table Top Activities: Children independently select quiet activities set out on tables such as puzzles, manipulatives, or art materials which emphasize fine motor skills.

Circle Time: Everyone comes together to hear of the day's activities. Each child decides which centers he or she would like to become involved with during that day.

Work Time: Children choose from activities in each center which include dramatic play, table toys, blocks, art, sensory table, library and computers. Learning is child centered through play facilitated by the Early Childhood Team. Social skills and turn taking are also emphasized.

Clean Up: Children will learn when it's time to stop an activity, put away toys and materials and learn to cooperate with others.

Snack: Snack time encourages communication between children, self-help skills and good manners. Children bring their own snack and drink daily.

Movement/Music: Large motor skills are enhanced through obstacle courses, physical games and gross motor activities. They are enjoyed in the multipurpose room or on the outside playgrounds. Music is enjoyed every day in the classroom through singing, finger plays and movement through music.

Story Times: Teachers read to children in large and small groups, enhancing listening skills and memory and stimulating thought provoking questions.

Dismissal: Children are encouraged to collect their belongings independently.
Excerpted from the preschool's website

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Voice Mail
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school