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Immanuel Evangelical School

1964 W Pearl City Rd
Freeport, IL 61032-9332

(815) 232-3511


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"One of the most important gifts you can give your child is a positive self-image. A child with good feelings about himself or herself is much more likely to feel fulfilled socially, personally, and in the world of school and work than a child with a negative self-image. With a positive self-image, your child will face new situations with courage, deal with problems well, and be able to take risks.

All of us want our children to have a positive self-image, but we do not always know how to encourage our children to develop in these ways. To a great extent, your child’s self-image is a reflection of the feelings that you and others have communicated to your child. If you communicate to your child that you think your child is smart, fun to be with, and cooperative, that is the perception your child will have of himself or herself. If you communicate by your actions that your child never measures up in any way, your child will develop a negative self-image.

Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"8:45 Monday, Wednesday and Friday during the school year, the four year olds go to the preschool room for more structured four year old activities. Tuesday and Thursday the three year olds have preschool.

9:00 Good morning time: We welcome each other, designate who will be taking care of the daycare jobs for the day, learn about the weather, the calendar, and we count to see how many children are at daycare.

9:30 Free play

10:00 Mid-morning snack

10:30 Topic time: We generally have a large group activity, then move into smaller groups to participate in center activities.

11:15 Whichever group is at preschool returns to the daycare room.

11:30 Wash up for lunch, sing some songs.

12:00 Lunch up in the cafeteria

12:30 Storytime, bathroom & prepare for rest time

1:00 Rest time, quiet play if the child stays awake

2:30 Afternoon snack

3:00 Map room play, free play

4:30 Quiet activities until parents arrive
Excerpted from the preschool's website