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Butterfly Garden Learning Center

12546 West 159th Street
Lockport, IL 60491

(708) 645-5400


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Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Our purpose is to create an inviting, stimulating, cozy environment where learning will be fun; where each child will be treated with the utmost respect all of the time. We will provide an opportunity for each child to have free choice of activities and free choice of playmates. Our purpose is to teach and interact in a manner that will build the child's self-esteem, cultivate his natural curiosity, develop a love for learning and a positive attitude about school. Butterfly Garden Learning Center will provide a varied, “hands-on� program designed to nurture each child's social, emotional, physical, and intellectual growth as the child readiness dictates.
Our goal is to give 100% to each and every child, each and every day.
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"Daily preschool schedule for 3's a.m. sessions
9:00 – 9:15 :Circle time
9:15 – 10:05 : Art and
Free play
10:05 –10:35 :Academic
10:35 – 10:55: Hand washing
and Snack
10:55 – 11:25 :Science
11:30 :Dismissal
Daily preschool schedule for 4's &5's a.m. sessions
9:00 – 9:20 :Circle time
9:20 – 10:20 : Art and
Free play
10:20 –10:40 :Academic
10:40- 11:10: Hand washing
and Snack
11:10 – 11:40 :Science
11:45 :Dismissal

The Academic Area, The Science Area, and The Art/Freeplay Area.
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