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Friendship House Inc

100 S Main St # 400
Crystal Lake, IL 60014-6224

Phone:
(815) 459-6552

Website:

Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Friendship House, a non-for-profit child care center, has been serving the McHenry County area since 1965. From its origin as a part of the First Congregational Church to its incorporation in 1982 and expansion into the Lakeside Center in 1978, we have gained valuable insite into meeting the needs of both parents and children. Our director and staff are here for you and your child.

Friendship House is licensed by the State of Illinois Department of Children and Family Services.

Learning through discovery is our philosophy. By providing an environment that is rich in materials our programs allow each child the opportunity to experience a variety of new and challenging concepts.

Through play and self discovery, each child will be encouraged to expand and develop a greater sense of self awareness, self expression, and self esteem. Intellectual and physical abilities will be challenged as well, as each child explores the the environment.


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Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"Infant Programs :
Each child has their own schedule which coincides with their own schedule at home. Stimulation, love, music/singing, and one-to-one interaction are emphasized. We provide large motor activities,which focus on strengthening each child's muscles as they grow and develop.

Toddlers programs:
Exploration and social abilities are key elements in outr program. Music, stories, art, and large and small motor activities enrich the program, creating a healthy and safe environment for this group.

2 Years old programs:
A well balanced program is provided at this level which incorporates:
~discovery centers
~music and rhythmic activities
~creative arts and crafts
~stories, fingerplays and dramatic play
~sand and water play
~outdoor play and exercise
~large and small group activities

3 Years old programs:
A well balanced program is provided at this level which incorporates:
~discovery centers
~music and rhythmic activities
~creative arts and crafts
~stories, fingerplays and dramatic play
~sand and water play
~outdoorplay and exercise
~outdoor play and exercise
~large and small group activities
4 Years old programs:
A well balanced program is provided at this level which incorporated: ~discovery areas
~music and rythmic activites
~creative arts and crafts
~stories, fingerplays. and dramatic play
~sand and waterplay
~outdoor play and exercise
~large and small group activities

Preschool Programs:
A well balanced program is provided at this level which incorporates:
~discoovery centers
~music and rhythmic activities
~creative arts and crafts
~stories, fingerplays, and dramatic play
~sand and water play
~outdoor play and exercise
~large and small group activities
~healthy snacks


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Excerpted from the preschool's website