Cortland Preschool is purposefully small, with a low student-teacher ratio; we believe that each child deserves as much individual and customized attention as possible during these highly formative years of development.
We are also city-dwellers, as opposed to a franchise, who have taught in downtown Chicago for yearsâ€”we understand the fragile beauty of raising children in the city and the many advantages that go along with it.
Our staff is of the highest caliber and training, and feel teaching is an honor and life-calling.
We take both fun and education very seriously because preschool is what we love, and because we understand there is nothing more important to you (or your child!) than a safe, happy and hands-on learning experience.
SAMPLE SCHEDULE FOR MORNING KINDERGARTEN
8:15 - 8:30 drop off/check in/hand washing
8:30 - 9:30 open play (choosing time) and first snack time (organic, local), individual instruction
9:30 - 10:00 Morning Meeting & storytime
10:20 - 10:40 World Music Appreciation, Creative Movement, or Small Group Focus
10:40 - 11:20 Playground or Gardening
11:20 - 11:30 Handwashing, prep to go home
11:30 - 12:00 Lunch (organic, local)
12:15 - 12:30 Dismissal